Montana State University is proud to host this two-and-a-half day event funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will convene approximately 40 librarians, technologists, and privacy researchers with the goal of producing a national roadmap for enhancing web privacy in the age of third-party tracking. This forum project ultimately seeks to develop actionable, privacy-focused strategies for implementing analytics in libraries. Please read more about this project on our website: lib.montana.edu/privacy-forum.

The forum event will take place on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana from September 12-14, 2018. Our grant funds will cover participant travel costs, meals during the event, and lodging. This project will be successful with participation from those working and thinking in and around the topics of privacy, analytics, and library ethics. If you are actively working in the areas of privacy and analytics, or you have ideas for the future of analytics privacy in libraries, we want to hear from you.

To apply: Please respond to few brief questions about participation in this event.

The call for participation will be open from June 29-July 15. Our project team will then review the applications and respond before the end of July. We are working to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility throughout the duration of the project and especially during the forum event in September. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify with traditionally underrepresented or marginalized populations.

For questions or feedback, please contact Project Director Scott Young, User Experience & Assessment Librarian at MontanaState University.

We look forward to reading your application.


This webcast offers an introduction to a new way for library users to keep track of their borrowing history, favorite items, receive reminders, manage receipts and discover new digital content all within a single app! Learn how to to promote your upcoming events and deliver important information as well as combine users’ physical and digital loan activities. Don’t miss out on a concept that all of your print and digital borrowers will love!

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Panelists

Tom Mercer, Director of Digital Products, bibliotheca

Meghan Davis, Vice President of Global Marketing, bibliotheca

Moderator: Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal


(Classes are always being added so be sure to check out our course schedule!)


Scheduled for Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by JoVE

Summary:Explore ways academic libraries and librarians can positively improve transparency and reproducibility at their institutions by educating and supporting researchers, students, and the broader communities they serve. Come and learn about available tools and initiatives that can help enhance the quality of science immediately, as well as longer term strategies for leading institutional change around reproducibility.Melissa Rethlefsen and Ana Patricia Ayala are leading advocates in this sphere and will bring their passion to the session to ensure that you:

  1. Gain familiarity with tools to enhance transparency
  2. Understand how academic libraries can catalyze the conversation around reproducibility at their institutions
  3. Become empowered to share these initiatives among your communities

Introducing the webinar will be JoVE’s vice president of operations Dr. Justin Cherny. He will discuss how the JoVE Video Journal was created to address the frustration of scientists trying to repeat experiments — with only inadequate text articles to guide them.

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