Word search on “Computers and Privacy” now available

With only a few days left until the start of Choose Privacy Week (May 2-8), we want to encourage as many individuals and libraries as possible to participate! A new tool that makes this easy for teachers and librarians is the “Computers and Privacy Word Search” (download PDF here).

Developed by librarian and intellectual freedom advocate Gail Weymouth, the word search provides a simple way for libraries to take part in Choose Privacy Week. Simply print the one-page PDF and make it available at the circulation desk or other access point in the library! Or use it as part of a library program that explores some of the terms included. The word search can help create a “teachable moment” for library users who may be unfamiliar with terms like phishing, encryption, and spyware. Libraries are the perfect places for people to learn more about these important issues!

How are you celebrating Choose Privacy Week in your library or community? Let us know at oif@ala.org .