Further reading


Adams, Helen R., Robert F. Bocher, Carol A. Gordon, and Elizabeth Barry-Kessler. Privacy in the 21st century: Issues for public, school, and academic libraries. Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 2005.

Beckstrom, Matthew. Protecting Patron Privacy: Safe Practices for Public Computers: Safe Practices for Public Computers. ABC-CLIO, 2015.

Chmara, Theresa. Privacy and confidentiality issues: a guide for librarians and their lawyers. ALA Editions, 2009.

Foerstel, Herbert N. Surveillance in the stacks: The FBI’s library awareness program. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Givens, Cherie L. Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

McCord, Gretchen. What you need to know about privacy law: a guide for librarians and educators. Libraries Unlimited, 2013

Woodward, Jeannette A. What every librarian should know about electronic privacy. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007.


Breeding, M. (2015). Smarter libraries through technology: protecting the privacy of library patrons. Smart Libraries, 35(1), 1.

Breeding, M. (2014). Swords, Dragons, and Spells: Vendor study on Security and Privacy controls. Library Technology Guide.

Breeding, M. (2016). Protecting patron privacy: libraries are failing to use HTTPS. American Libraries, (June), 77–78.

Breeding, M. (2015). The systems librarian: perspectives on patron privacy and security. Computers in Libraries, (June).

Hellman, E. (2015, March 12). 16 of the top 20 research journals let ad networks spy on their readers. GoToHellman.

Hellman, E. (2016). 97% of research library searches leak privacy …. and other disappointing statistics. GoToHellman, (May 23rd).

Hellman, Eric (2016) How to check if your library is leaking catalog searches to Amazon. December 22nd 2016

Pedley, Paul (2016). Privacy and the library user CILIP blog 30th November 2016

Pedley, Paul (2017) Relevance of privacy for corporate library and information services (to be published in March 2017 issue of Business Information Review)

Pedley, Paul (2017) What can librarians do to protect user privacy? MMiT journal v43 issue 1 Summer 2017


Text of keynote talk given at CILIP Wales conference on 12th May 2017 https://libraryprivacyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/text-of-my-cilipinwales-talk-on-privacy-in-libraries/

Text of talk given at CILIP Hants & Wight AGM April 2017 https://libraryprivacyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/text-of-a-talk-on-library-privacy-from-april-2017-for-cilip-hants-wight-branch/