Prioritizing Privacy

Prioritizing Privacy is a three-year continuing education program that will train academic library practitioners to comprehensively address privacy and other related ethical implications of learning analytics projects. The primary deliverables of the project are: (1) face-to-face training for an estimated 200 participants; (2) online training for an estimated 200 participants; (3) an open educational resource packet consisting of the training curriculum, guidelines for facilitating the training, and recommendations for incorporating the materials into other training programs and library science courses; and (4) at least two peer-reviewed conference presentations and one peer-reviewed research publication based on a survey. This project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


  • $249,198


  • Start date: September 2019
  • Expected end date: September 2022



Jones, K. M. L., & Hinchliffe, L. J. (2020). New methods, new needs: Preparing academic library practitioners to address ethical issues associated with learning analytics. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).


Hinchliffe, L. J., & Jones, K. M. L. (2019, December). Skills, knowledge, and values for prioritizing privacy in library learning analytics. Fall Meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, DC, USA.