May 24, 2022

Upcoming Webinar (October 13, 2021): “Licensing Privacy: Views from Library Leadership”

The “Licensing Privacy: Views from Library Leadership” webinar is scheduled to take place on October 13, 2021 at 01:00 PM Central Time.

Presenter: Danielle Cooper, Ithaka S+R
Facilitator: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

From the Webinar Description:

This webinar shares findings from interviews with library leaders about how privacy concerns inform their negotiations and agreements with vendors. Danielle Cooper, Manager of Collaborations and Research at Ithaka S+R, conducted semi-structured interviews with library administrative leaders as well as exploratory interviews with librarians who support license negotiations. Through these findings, we better understand how library leaders prioritize privacy as well how privacy decisions are delegated in library organizations. A companion report will be published following the webinar.

his work was undertaken as a component of the Mellon-supported Licensing Privacy project, which aims to improve how licensing terms are leveraged by academic libraries to advocate for patron privacy. The goal is to effect change in third-party platform practices in order to bring them into alignment with library values of privacy, confidentiality, and respect for user control over their usage data. Future webinars will focus on evaluating contract language and privacy policies, understanding authentication and authorization frameworks, and best practices in handling user data.

Direct to Registration and More Information

Direct to Licensing Privacy Website (via U. of Illinois)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.