Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Questions for April's #publibchat on privacy with Alison Macrina

Don't forget to join in the discussion this Thursday night, April 27th!

Here are the questions from our moderator, Alison Macrina of Library Freedom Project.

Q1 What privacy resources are you offering in your library? This could be trainings, software, policies, or something else.
Q2 What would it take to make you/your library more successful in implementing privacy practices?
Q3 What are your biggest privacy concerns?
Q4 What privacy questions do you have? Are you curious about a particular tool? A news story? Worried about the broad effects of surveillance capitalism? Let's chat!

And stay tuned for an excellent list of resources Alison created for us!!

Please join in! RT and share widely!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April #publibchat: Privacy, moderated by Alison Macrina

I am very excited to announce that our April #publibchat will be all about privacy, just ahead of ALA's Choose Privacy Week in early May. Even more exciting is that Alison Macrina (@flexlibris) of the Library Freedom Project will be moderating our chat! Alison is a librarian, internet activist, founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, and a core contributor to The Tor Project. Library Freedom Project is a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates which aims to address the problems of surveillance by making real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries.

Please join in on Thursday, April 27th at at 9pm ET / 8 CT / 7 MT / 6 PT to discuss the public library's role in privacy and how we can protect our patrons.

This is a chat not to miss! Please share widely and join us for the discussion.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March #publibchat Storify: Tax Season Services and Resources

For those that couldn't make it, we had a small but awesome crowd for tonight's chat on Tax Season services and resources. Make sure to check out the end of the chat where I shared lots of #saveMLS action items.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Upcoming #publibchat: Tax Season @ the Library

Please join us for the upcoming #publibchat on Thursday, March 23rd to talk about the how we can best serve the public during tax season. Come with tips or advice to share or just to learn what others are doing!

Also, check for the schedule of upcoming chats and let us know if you would like to suggest a topic or help moderate a chat!

Thank you! Hope to chat with you soon.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Questions for 3/23 #publibchat on Tax Season

Posting the questions for Thursday night's #publibchat! Hope you can join us!

Q1: What services does your library offer during tax season?

Q2: How do you publicize these services? Does it differ to how you spread the word about other services you provide?

Q3: Are these services utilized by your community? Are they popular?

Q4: What are your biggest challenges during this time?

Q5: Do you have any resources you can share?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Finally, the Updated #publibchat Schedule!

Here are the next several #publibchat dates and topics over the next few months. We hope you can join us!

Thursday, March 23- Taxes. Tax season can be hectic in the public library. Come share with us the services your library offers and how you handle this busy time of year.

Thursday, April 27- Privacy. Now more than ever we need to be protecting patron privacy and showing them ghow to protect themselves. What is your library doing? What more could we be doing? Please join us for this important discussion.

Thursday, May 25- Fines. Many libraries are getting rid of fines and fees. Has your library done so? Are you discussing it? Learn more about why this is a trend and how it might help your community.

Thursday, June 22- Summer Reading. Do you offer special summer programs for adults as well as youth? Do you follow any of the major summer reading themes available to you? What do you think of them? Come tell us about your summer!

All chats begin at 9pm ET / 8 CT / 7 MT / 6 PT.

If you would like to suggest a chat topic or moderate a chat, your input and help would be most appreciated! Please just contact us via our fancy new contact form or reach out to @radicalibrarian on Twitter.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Updated Chat Topic Schedule is Forthcoming!

We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled #publibchat tonight. However, please stay tuned for our upcoming chat schedule which will be released soon! Topics coming up include patron privacy, fines& fees, taxes, and more!

If you would like to suggest a chat topic, you can contact @wrk2lib or @radicalibrarian on Twitter. If you would ever like to help moderate a chat, we would welcome the help! Just let us know.

Thanks for everything! Stay tuned.