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Unintended Consequences? Some Challenges to Traditional Principles in the Digital Library . An e-Forum.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 9:00 pm to Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:00 pm, US/Pacific

Unintended Consequences? Some Challenges to Traditional Principles in the
Digital Library 

January 30-31, 2013
Hosted by the ACRL Committee on Ethics.

Moderators:  Jean S. Caspers and Kelly Laas
Please join us for this e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to all ALA
members!  Registration information is at the end of the message.

•    Each day, sessions begin and end at:

o    Pacific: 8am – 3pm
Mountain: 9am – 4pm
Central: 10am –
Eastern: 11am – 6pm

•    Participants may drop in and out during the day at will.

Day 1 Topic:  Librarians face the need to balance privacy with new ways of
personalizing services to our users. 

Day 2 Topic:  When Should We Say No?  Navigating the Tension Between
Professional Expertise and the Wisdom of the Crowd.


Jean S. Caspers is Reference & Instruction Librarian at Linfield College,
McMinnville, Oregon.  She earned her the University of Arizona and has worked
at Spokane Public Library, Gonzaga University, Oregon State University, and
Linfield College. She teaches a four-credit writing-, speaking- and
research-intensive first-year course within the core curriculum of Linfield
College titled: Information Ethics and You: If it’s Illegal, Is it Wrong? She
currently serves as the chair of the ACRL Committee on Ethics.

Kelly Laas is the Librarian of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the
Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She earned her MLS at the
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has worked on a number of
National Science Foundation grants focusing on developing methods for including
ethics education into technical courses, and is a co-coach of IIT’s Ethics
Bowl team.  She is the Vice Chair of the ACRL Committee on Ethics.

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