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Privacy Tutorials for Wisconsin Public Libraries

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Guest Post by Leah Langby, IFLS Library System 

Wisconsin public library workers now have access to a tutorial covering the basics of privacy and public libraries, with specific attention to Wisconsin laws.

  • The tutorial for front-line staff includes three modules. Each module consists of a short (8-9 minute) video, links to additional reading, and a short comprehension quiz. The goal is to help front-line staff understand the reasons behind privacy policies and laws, as well as learning how to interact effectively with library users about privacy.
  • Additionally, library directors and managers can access a short tutorial with suggestions for working with staff, creating policies, and other administrative tasks related to protecting patron privacy.
  • Those who complete the tutorials will be able to print a certificate of completion.

These tutorials were created by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s iSchool, and are sponsored by Wisconsin Public Library Systems with support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Privacy and Wisconsin Public Libraries Tutorial for Front-Line Staff:
Privacy and Wisconsin Public Libraries Tutorial for Managers and Directors:

Please contact Leah Langby ( with questions, or if you have any difficulty accessing the tutorials.

For questions about this information, contact Beth Tomev (608) 266-7410

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