Data and Privacy Ethics

Date(s) - 10/06/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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.

We will begin with a broad overview of data ethics and particularly what these mean during our increasing reliance on digital tools, often from third-party companies.

This will include looking at how companies, institutions, and individuals choose to collect and use personal data, as well as ways to educate students in collecting and using data ethically. We will also look at power dynamics and the inherently biased system of data collection and use.

Learning Outcomes:
● Participants will examine how data ethics relates to privacy and librarianship
● Participants will define their own ethics in regards to data with an understanding of how it relates to their work
● Participants will identify potential ethical concerns relating to data and privacy for both librarians and patrons.

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Presenter: Emily Zoe Mann is the student success librarian at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus. She serves as the liaison to Social Sciences, English, Graphic Arts, and Anthropology. Her research areas focus on data literacy and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has presented nationally and internationally on data literacy. In her spare time, she enjoys dogs and the beach.

Presenter: Alexandrea Glenn is currently the Student Success Librarian at the University of Florida. Alexandrea graduated from Wayne State University with an MLIS and a certificate in Information Management. Her research interests include information literacy, privacy/data literacy, and student engagement/outreach. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, hanging with her cats (not at the same time), and traveling.


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