Privacy Literacy in Libraries: From Theory to Practice

$175.00

Dates: June 7 - July 4

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course builds librarians' knowledge in privacy theory and current events, fosters self-efficacy in teaching privacy literacy (PL) topics, offers access to instructors' CC-licensed lessons and PL toolkit, and provides opportunities to collaboratively develop and build implementation-ready privacy programming and learning activities for participants' local contexts. Instructors define PL as "a suite of knowledge, behaviors, and critical dispositions regarding the information constructs of selfhood, expressive activities, and relationships" in past presentations and manuscripts. Responding to the 2019 addition of Article VII to the Library Bill of Rights, this course highlights the emerging strategies of academic library workers in educating and advocating for privacy, as well as protecting it. By the end of this course, participants will be able to: Articulate the positive case for privacy by applying privacy theory and current events knowledge; Evaluate the limitations of privacy literacy approaches that focus solely on technological solutions; Identify privacy literacy programming opportunities and create original learning activities / materials to implement in their local context; Maintain current awareness in privacy and privacy literacy, both within and outside of library and education contexts

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course builds librarians’ knowledge in privacy theory and current events, fosters self-efficacy in teaching privacy literacy (PL) topics, offers access to instructors’ CC-licensed lessons and PL toolkit, and provides opportunities to collaboratively develop and build implementation-ready privacy programming and learning activities for participants’ local contexts.

Instructors define PL as “a suite of knowledge, behaviors, and critical dispositions regarding the information constructs of selfhood, expressive activities, and relationships” in past presentations and manuscripts. Responding to the 2019 addition of Article VII to the Library Bill of Rights, this course highlights the emerging strategies of academic library workers in educating and advocating for privacy, as well as protecting it.

 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Articulate the positive case for privacy by applying privacy theory and current events knowledge
  2. Evaluate the limitations of privacy literacy approaches that focus solely on technological solutions
  3. Identify privacy literacy programming opportunities and create original learning activities / materials to implement in their local context
  4. Maintain current awareness in privacy and privacy literacy, both within and outside of library and education contexts

Alexandria Chisholm

Alexandria ChisholmAlexandria Chisholm is an Assistant Librarian at Penn State Berks and liaison to the campus’ first-year experience program and science division. She has eight years of reference and instruction experience at both private and public baccalaureate- and doctoral-degree granting institutions. Her research focuses on privacy literacy, information literacy, and student engagement.

Sarah Hartman-Caverly

Sarah Hartman-CaverlySarah Hartman-Caverly is an Assistant Librarian at Penn State Berks and liaison to the Engineering, Business and Computing division. She has eight years of reference and instruction experience at public associate- and baccalaureate-degree granting institutions, preceded by six years of electronic resources and library systems administration in small liberal arts and community college settings. Her research examines the compatibility of human and machine autonomy from the perspective of intellectual freedom, with focuses on privacy, learning analytics, censorship, and information warfare.

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