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The National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics will take place in Bozeman, Montana from September 12-14, 2018. To the participants—thank you for dedicating your time and energy to this topic and to this event! The project team is grateful. 

Our goal with the Forum is to establish and cultivate a space of critical and creative thinking where participants work collaboratively to develop and refine strategies for achieving privacy online.

To get us ready to work together as a group, we have prepared a Reading List, a Participant Survey, a list of participants, and a Code of Conduct. We ask that you review the materials on this page, and complete the Participant Survey by the end of August. We estimate that the survey can be completed in 20-30 minutes. Your reading and your responses will help set the foundation for our collaborative work. 

Pre-Forum Reading List 

1. An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing: Privacy and Analytics

The Library Publishing Coalition recently produced a very fine overview to the topic of privacy and analytics in libraries. Though framed within library publishing, many of the issues and resources are relevant across the landscape of library services.

2. A National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics: Proposal Abstract

Our one-page summary provides an overview of this Forum and its activities and goals. 


Participant Survey 

Your responses this this survey will help us plan and organize the Forum. Thank you for completing this!


Forum Participants

  • Andrew Asher, Assessment Librarian, Indiana University
  • Tyler Bass, Computer Science Undergraduate Student, Montana State University
  • Erin Baucom, Digital Archivist, University of Montana
  • Steve Borrelli, Head of Library Assessment, Penn State University
  • Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Danielle Cooper, Senior Researcher, Ithaka S+R
  • Edward M. Corrado, Acting University Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Tristan Denyer, UX, UI, and Product Designer
  • Alex Dolan-Mescal, Design Consultant and UX Designer on Documenting the Now
  • Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction, LIU Brooklyn
  • Tabatha Farney, Web Services Librarian, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Susanna Galbraith, Virtual Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University
  • Anne T. Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
  • Cody Hanson, Director of Web Development, University of Minnesota
  • Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
  • Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Magera Holton, Co-Founder and Designer, Related Works
  • Qiana Johnson, Collection and Organizational Data Analysis Librarian, Northwestern University
  • Anne Klinefelter, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Manisha Khetarpal, Librarian, Maskwacis Cultural College
  • Martha Kyrillidou, Principal, QualityMetrics 
  • Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
  • Topher Lawton, Instructional Technology and Assessment Librarian, Georgetown University
  • Monica Maceli, Assistant Professor, School of Information, Pratt Institute
  • Mark Matienzo, Collaboration & Interoperability Architect, Stanford University
  • Donovan Pete, Diné Graphic and Web Designer, Program Supervisor, Torreon Community Library
  • Matthew Regan, Instructional Services Program Leader, Montana State University
  • Rebecca Ricks, Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow, Human Rights Watch
  • Yasmeen Shorish, Data Services Coordinator, James Madison University
  • Maura Smale, Chief Librarian, New York City College of Technology
  • Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Research Services, University of Houston
  • Bonnie Tijerina, Librarian, Entrepreneur and Library Community Convener, and Data & Society Fellow
  • Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan
  • Kelvin Watson, Director, Broward County Libraries
  • Jaci Wilkinson, Web Services Librarian, University of Montana 
  • Becky Yoose, Library Applications and Systems Manager, Seattle Public Library
  • Katie Zimmerman, Scholarly Communications & Licensing Librarian, MIT
  • Angela Zoss, Assessment and Data Visualization Analyst, Duke University

Forum Facilitators

  • Jason A. Clark, Head of Special Collections and Library Informatics, Montana State University
  • Jacqueline Frank, Instruction & Technology Librarian, Montana State University
  • Sara Mannheimer, Data Librarian, Montana State University
  • Scott Young, User Experience and Assessment Librarian, Montana State University

Code of Conduct 

Please review our Code of Conduct.

Project Sponsors

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This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, through grant # LG-73-18-0100-18.The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. They advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Their vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov.

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