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Library Assessment: Standards and Best Practices

This Libguide is a place to aggregate information about library assessment activities and best practices

Data Privacy

LITA: Patron Privacy Technologies Interest Group

The LITA Patron Privacy Technologies Interest Group will promote the design and implementation of library software and hardware that protects the privacy of library users and maximizes user ability to make informed decisions about the use of personally identifiable information by the library and its vendors.

"Data Analytics and Patron Privacy in Libraries: A Balancing Act" presentation recording and slides by Becky Yoose at Code4Lib February 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Becky's presentation addresses how de-identification of patron data, technical processes and structures for building and maintaining a data warehouse, and auditing what data is being collected impacts libraries with both limited and extensive resources in their efforts to balance data analytical needs and patron privacy.

General Standards and Best Practices for Library Assessment

Iannuzzi PA. ACRL standards for libraries in higher education 2011. Web site. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/standardslibraries. Updated 2011. Accessed 3/23/, 2017.