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The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs, and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians.

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Opportunity: Online Privacy Literacy Course (March 7 - April 3)

  • 1.  Opportunity: Online Privacy Literacy Course (March 7 - April 3)

    Posted Feb 21, 2022 07:57 AM

    Privacy Literacy in Libraries: From Theory to Practice
    More information and registration:
    March 7 - April 3

    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.

    Sarah Hartman-Caverly
    Reference & Instruction Librarian
    Penn State Berks Campus Thun Library