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Call for Participants: Survey on Privacy Literacy Instruction (Deadline April 11)

(via Sarah Hartman-Caverly, on behalf of Alexandria Chisholm, both of Penn State University’s Berks campus)

Greetings colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a research study about privacy literacy instruction practices in academic libraries.  We are interested in learning about what privacy topics are taught, in what instructional contexts it occurs, what teaching and learning strategies are used, how it is assessed, and what factors influence privacy literacy instruction practices in academic libraries.

We are interested in perspectives from all academic librarians with library instruction duties (defined broadly to include one-on-one, web based, and asynchronous modalities) whether privacy literacy is covered in their instruction or not.

For the purposes of our study, we define privacy as the “right to open inquiry without having the subject of one’s interest examined or scrutinized by others” and “the right to read, consider, and develop ideas and beliefs free from observation or unwanted surveillance by the government or others” (ALA).

Relevant knowledge practices from the Information has Value frame include:

“understand how the commodification of their personal information and online interactions affects the information they receive and the information they produce or disseminate online”, and

“make informed choices regarding their online actions in full awareness of issues related to privacy and the commodification of personal information”

For your convenience and to ensure the accuracy of responses, please have any privacy-related lesson plans or instructional materials at hand while completing this survey.

Click here to access the survey: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3C1AKZX8IdSQAtf. The survey will remain open until Thursday, April 11th at noon EDT.

Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary.  If you choose to be in this research, you have the right to skip any question or stop at any time.  The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to fill out.  No identifying information will be collected unless you indicate willingness to participate in a potential qualitative follow-up study about privacy instruction in academic libraries, in which case, you may be contacted for future research.  In the event of any publication or presentation resulting from the research, no personally (or institutionally) identifiable information will be shared.

Thank you for your participation!  Please feel free to contact us with any questions:  Sarah Hartman-Caverly smh767@psu.edu<mailto:smh767@psu.edu> or Alex Chisholm aec67@psu.edu<mailto:aec67@psu.edu>.

This study has been approved by Penn State University Institutional Review Board STUDY00011611.

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