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Resources for Library Staff and Families to Enhance Digital Privacy and Security
In this free webinar, we will share resources developed as part of a four-year IMLS grant on the privacy and security challenges faced by public library staff and the families they serve. We’ve created a set of resources for staff that covers training materials to help staff consider and respond to patron privacy needs; teaching moments that library staff can use in everyday staff-patron interactions; and a privacy policy framework to provide guidance on data privacy policies libraries may want to adopt. We will also unveil a set of resources that library staff can use to facilitate programs at the library and children can use/play at home, including a card game that teaches players about strong passwords, a digital escape room for elementary-aged children to learn about privacy concepts, a choose-your-own-adventure story for middle school-aged children that covers social media and location data, and coloring pages that come with privacy conversation prompts parents can use to begin privacy conversations with their young children. During the webinar, we’ll review the materials we’ve developed, talk about future directions for work in this space, and answer questions from attendees.

Jun 29, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Jessica Vitak
Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies @University of Maryland
Dr. Jessica Vitak is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Her research evaluates how privacy concerns play a role in technology adoption and use, and she develops tools and resources to help children and adults make more informed decisions when using technology and sharing sensitive data.
Dr. Mega Subramaniam
Associate Professor and the Co-Director of the Youth eXperience (YX) Lab @University of Maryland- College of Information Studies (iSchool)
Dr. Mega Subramaniam is an Associate Professor and the Co-Director of the Youth eXperience (YX) Lab at the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on enhancing the role of libraries in fostering the mastery of emerging digital literacies among non-dominant youth.