Privacy Literacy and Data Ethics: They didn’t stop to think if they should
Explore data ethics, digital privacy, and the academic librarian’s role in educating and advocating for undergraduate students relating to these topics in this five-part workshop series. The goal of this series is to educate librarians on data ethics and privacy literacy, encourage discussion, and facilitate future collaborations. Sessions are related, but attendance in every session is not required.
Libraries collect vast amounts of data, both as a side-effect of our daily services and when we conduct research or assessments. At the same time that we educate library patrons on privacy and data ethics in their daily lives, it is incumbent upon library workers to collect, store, and use data ethically, and with particular attention to patrons’ privacy. In this interactive webinar, we will explore the types of data our institutions collect, examine how we protect these data, and interrogate how we use data ethically to improve services without causing harm to our patrons.
- Participants will become aware of the various types of data collected within their library.
- Participants will interrogate how those data are being used.
- Participants will consider how those data are stored.