The Center for Information Policy Research has engaged in numerous projects that investigate privacy in the information age, as well as its importance for libraries and information professionals.

The American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom commissioned CIPR to complete a survey of librarian attitudes on information privacy, whose results were published in Library Quarterly. CIPR has regularly sponsored educational and outreach activities during the ALA’s Choose Privacy Week, and CIPR director Michael Zimmer sits on the ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee’s Privacy Subcommittee, and he is editor of the ALA’s Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy.

Recently, CIPR has investigated the privacy implications of new Library 2.0 initiatives within library settings, with results published in the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.

In 2017, CIPR was awarded a National Leadership Grants for Libraries award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the project “Library Values & Privacy in our National Digital Strategies: Field guides, Convenings, and Conversations.

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