With the annual big data breach at Facebook comes another wave of discussions about privacy. Let's take this opportunity to educate our students about their own personal and private information, including their library records.
As librarians, we have a legal obligation to make an effort to protect our students' privacy. We don't have the right to share their private information with parents/teachers/administrators just because it will make it easier for us to recall books. Our mission is bigger than that and we need to serve as leaders in our schools in this area.
Here are some ideas:
Finally, let's all focus on this quote from John Schu (@MrSchuReads) "it's not about getting books back, it's about getting readers back."