Publishing Photos taken at the library

Publishing Photos Taken at The Library

One of the fun things about library events, such as the Summer Reading Program, is taking pictures of the participants having a great time and sharing that with others -- perhaps on a bulletin board within the library, or posted out on the library's website.

But, in doing so, there are Rights of Publicity and Privacy to consider; for example, did you know that it is a violation of the right of publicity to use photographs from library programs in order to market or advertise the library or to call attention to future programming?  An excellent article in Information Today, "Laws for Using Photos You Take at Your Library," by Bryan Carson covers this and many more points to think about when using children's photographs.

Considerations include:

Some websites to visit for additional information:

Internet Watch Foundation

Becta's guidelines on using images and video safely on school websites

Teachernet