Report: “New York Public Library’s Privacy Leader on Safeguarding Patron Trust, Transparency”
“People have come to realize that libraries are a place where your information is kept more confidential than almost any other place,” [William] Marden said. “People think of libraries as safe places. We want to make sure that they continue to think that way.”
Working in the library world early on in his career, then transitioning into compliance and regulatory work at Citi Group and JPMorgan Chase for more than 15 years, Marden, a longtime user of the NYPL, was drawn back into the field in 2015 when he found the privacy position opening posted on the library’s website.
“We serve an entire spectrum of patrons and users, so that becomes part of my challenge, trying to address that very wide spectrum,” he said.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.