Patron Privacy Webinar for Library Trustees – October 2020

Please join us for this upcoming free webinar for Colorado Library Trustees:

Protecting Patron Privacy: Library Policy Development
Tuesday October 27

View the recording (YouTube)
[dead Google Drive link removed 19 May 2022]

The right to privacy is essential to intellectual freedom, and is a foundational principle of library service. Without privacy, our freedom to read, free speech, and free thought are all in jeopardy. Privacy is addressed in the U.S. Constitution, the Library Bill of Rights, and Colorado Library Law. Public libraries should also have policies in place to further protect patron privacy. These documents communicate to the public, and they provide guidelines for staff for handling situations that threaten patron privacy.

This webinar is being presented by the Colorado State Library. It will cover the basics of what to consider when developing or revising patron privacy policies. Bring your questions and be prepared to discuss patron privacy concerns from a library governance perspective.

This webinar is primarily intended for public library trustees in Colorado, but may also be of interest to library directors or others involved with policy development. This webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing.


  • Crystal Schimpf, Colorado State Library


  • Susan Kadlec, Loveland Public Library
  • Shana Wade, Mesa County Libraries
Crystal Schimpf