Who’s Afraid of Privacy Literacy? Classroom-ready Strategies for Theory-informed Teaching

Date(s) - 10/27/2021
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.

One of the primary barriers librarians face when approaching privacy literacy work is time – both time to build their own knowledge about privacy, as well as time to implement privacy literacy in instruction sessions and programming.

In this interactive webinar, participants will explore privacy literacy learning objects to suit a range of classroom contexts and learn how they are informed by theory and critique. Presenters will share their curated privacy literacy toolkit of teaching materials, class-ready case studies, privacy research, and current awareness resources, along with lessons learned from their experiences developing and delivering a four-part privacy workshop series at their campus.

Participants will also receive a takeaway “Privacy Program Planning Guide” to develop privacy literacy programming tailored to their campus contexts.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the positive case for privacy by applying privacy theory
2. Engage in privacy literacy activities to experience the application of theory to teaching practice
3. Identify privacy literacy programming opportunities and prepare to create original learning activities/materials to implement in their local context

Register here for the live webinar or to have early access to the recording when it becomes available – all in this place! No need to register in a separate place for recording access.

Presenter: Alex Chisholm is a reference & instruction librarian at Penn State Berks, serving as the First Year Seminar Coordinator and liaising with the Science division programs. Her research focuses on privacy literacy, student engagement, and information literacy.

Presenter: Sarah Hartman-Caverly is a reference and instruction librarian at Penn State Berks, liaising with the Engineering, Business and Computing division, the Flemming CEED center for Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development, and the Berks Launchbox. Her independent scholarship examines the compatibility of human and machine autonomy from the perspective of intellectual freedom.

Together Sarah and Alex teach privacy literacy workshops, publish and present privacy scholarship, and co-curate the Digital Shred Privacy Literacy Toolkit.



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