Here’s how the most popular live-streaming platforms stack up in the US
Here’s how the most popular live-streaming platforms stack up in the US
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For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) approved seven new “privacy checklists” at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia to help libraries of all types and capacities take practical steps to protect patron privacy. The checklists complement the Library Privacy Guidelines approved by the IFC in 2016. The checklists include:
The IFC’s Privacy Subcommittee worked in partnership with the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Patron Privacy Techonologies Interest Group to develop the checklists, which pair with each of the existing Privacy Guidelines.
“The privacy checklists are a great resource for libraries of all types and sizes,” said IFC Privacy Subcommittee Chair Michael Robinson, head of systems at the University of Alaska – Anchorage’s Consortium Library. “They take the theoretical principles around privacy and organize them as practical actions that libraries of any capacity can take to protect their patrons. The large group of volunteers that worked on the checklists exemplify what can be accomplished through collaboration across areas of expertise.”
The guidelines are now available online on the ALA website. The IFC Privacy Subcommittee encourages anyone with comments or questions to email its ALA staff liaison, Deborah Caldwell-Stone in the Office for Intellectual Freedom, at [email protected].
The ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, a committee of Council, recommends policies, practices and procedures to safeguard the rights of library users, libraries and librarians, in accordance with the First Amendment and the Library Bill of Rights. The IFC Privacy Subcommittee monitors ongoing privacy developments in libraries, including technology, politics, legislation and social trends, and it proposes actions to the IFC to meet the privacy needs of librarians and library users.
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. The goal of the office is to educate librarians and the public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries. OIF supports the work of the Intellectual Freedom Committee and its Privacy Subcommittee. For more information, visit ala.org/oif.”
“1. Identify the stakeholders who will help you fulfil your goals
Who are the influencers and key players who can help you get things done, and who can prevent plans from being realised?
How are you supporting the current higher strategic goals of your institution or those of your library? Whose gains or pains are you trying to address? Who your allies in getting things done, and who do you really depend on? Who are not yet your allies and who are absolutely crucial to gain the funding or take-up you need to move forward with your new idea?
List the ones that will help you achieve or obstruct your aims for the coming period by using a mapping software like MindManager or by drawing a mind map.
Next, plot your stakeholders by name and/or function on a matrix graph to reveal and/or visualise who your influential stakeholders are and where they stand in relation to your new process, policy, project or service.
3. Create a short stakeholder summary
Create a short stakeholder matrix summary and prioritise each stakeholder based on their influence and interest. List your Key Players and Influencers first. This will help you prioritise who you invest your efforts in first, where the most efforts will be put into your Influencers with less interest but power.
4. Create a detailed stakeholder analysis
The next step is to create a more detailed stakeholder analysis together with the team who is involved in your new initiative. This will provide you with a concrete strategy for how to communicate with whom to achieve your goals in growing the content of your repository. Here, you take each stakeholder separately, analyse their needs, priorities, concerns, their impact on you, your impact on them, and conclude with a win-win argument based on this knowledge. Discussing your stakeholders in this way will help you target them much more effectively. The benefits for your stakeholder or his/her concerns will become much more transparent.
5. Create a stakeholder communication plan
From your detailed stakeholder analysis, you have learnt more about what kind of an effect your stakeholder may have on your initiative and it on them.
This information will now help you determine what is best to communicate to your stakeholder, and how. Define your communication strategy here to form your Stakeholder Communication Plan.
For a concrete example on how to use this method, see a previous blog on 5 stakeholder management steps to growing your open access repository
Analysing your stakeholders in this way can help you prepare for conversations with them. They are more likely to help you if you address things from their perspective.”
Striking the Balance: The Power of High Touch in a High Tech World – Our Next Conversation with Stephen Abram
Join us for a discussion on how librarians can position themselves to bridge the perceived divide between high-service and high-efficiency. Mingling with your users allows you to shine as an applied technologist in support of their requirements – high tech and high touch are not mutually exclusive. When you strike the right balance, your organization will enjoy an increasing return on value.
Experienced library and information industry leader Stephen Abram, and Phil Green, Lucidea’s COO, will discuss the “bidirectional librarian” and share experiences that demonstrate the sustaining value of combining high touch with high tech.
Please join us for a free webinar, “Striking the Balance: The Power of High Touch in a High Tech World,” onTuesday, Feb 21st, 2017, at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern.
We hope to see you there!
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