In the Spring 2017 issue of YALS, (digital edition available now to members & subscribers via the Members Only section of the YALSA website) Mary K. Chelton’s recently accepted position paper describes the library’s role in protecting teens’ privacy. Her article includes references and resources that shouldn’t be missed. The full list of those resources follows:

  1. Project Censored, “The Top Censored Stories of 2015-2016.” Intellectual Freedom News, (November 28, 2016)
  2. Office of Partner Engagement. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools. (January, 2016)
  3. Homeland Security Committee. Final Report of the Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel. (September, 2015)
  4. American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st Century Learner
  5. Tucker, William and Amelia Vance, “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy” Education Leaders Report Vol. 2, No. 4, (October, 2016)
  6. Hackman, Rose, “Is the Online Surveillance of Teenagers the New Stop and Frisk?” The Guardian (April 23, 2015)
  7. Privacy: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted June 19, 2002, by the ALA Council; amended on July 1, 2014.
  8. Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted July 2, 1986, by the ALA Council; amended January 10, 1990; July 12, 2000; January 19, 2005; July 2, 2008; and July 1, 2014.
  9. Minors and Internet Activity: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of RightsAdopted July 15, 2009, by the ALA Council%3B amended on July 1, 2014
  10. “Social Responsibility,” in Core Professional Values for the Teen Services Profession.

Selected Additional Resources

Digital Literacy,

Digital Security,

Library Privacy Guidelines for Students in K – 12 Schools,

Privacy and Confidentiality Resources,

Privacy Toolkit,

Privacy Toolkit for Librarians,

Relationships Matter: Strengthening Vulnerable Youth,

Serving At-Risk Youth,

Student Speech and Privacy,

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy: Selected Resources,

Students’ Rights and Responsibilities in a Digital Age: a Guide for Public School Students in Washington State,

What is a CryptoParty?,

Working with Vulnerable Youth,

Youth Online Safety Guide,

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