Prioritizing Privacy

Prioritizing Privacy was a continuing education program that trained academic library practitioners to comprehensively address privacy and other related ethical implications of learning analytics projects. The primary deliverables of the project were: (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) peer-reviewed conference presentations and peer-reviewed research publication based on a survey and course assessment and evaluation data. This project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Funding

  • $249,198

Timeline

  • Started: September 2019
  • Ended: May 2023

Resources


Publications

Jones, K. M. L., & Hinchliffe, L. J. (2022). Ethical issues and learning analytics: Are academic library practitioners prepared? The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 102621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102621
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). https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/108811

Presentations

Hinchliffe, L. J., & Jones, K. M. L. (2023). Privacy, intellectual freedom, and learning analytics: An open curriculum for bridging the gap between professional values and professional practice. The Annual Meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Milwaukee, WI. https://osf.io/xg2wc
Jones, K. M. L. (2023). Prioritizing privacy: Training to improve practice in library analytics projects [Invited presentation]. 2023 Privacy Everywhere: Building Digital Trust, Urbana, IL. https://cybersecurity.illinois.edu/2023-privacy-everywhere
Jones, K. M. L., Perry, M. R., Hinchliffe, L. J., & VanScoy, A. (2021, March). Privacy and learning analytics: A findings-based multi-stakeholder discussion. Annual Meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Online. https://osf.io/kdcgu/
Jones, K. M. L., & Hinchliffe, L. J. (2020). New methods, new needs: Preparing academic library practitioners to address ethical issues associated with learning analytics. The Annual Meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Virtual. https://osf.io/43q2b/
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. https://osf.io/kryne/