There’s still time to sign up for LITA’s last two Fall 2017 webinars.
December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time
Diversity, Inclusion, and Empowerment in Library Makerspaces
Instructors: Sharona Ginsberg, Learning Technologies Librarian, SUNY Oswego and Lauren Di Monte, Data & Research Impact Librarian, University of Rochester
One oft-overlooked aspect of making and makerspaces is its potential for empowerment, especially among populations that are otherwise marginalized or underrepresented. This 90 minute webinar will discuss why making is important for these populations, and what libraries can do to ensure their makerspaces are safe spaces of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
December 12, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central time
Digital Life Decoded: A user-centered approach to cyber-security and privacy
Instructors: Hannah Rainey, Libraries Fellow; Sonoe Nakasone, Lead Librarian for Metadata Technologies; and Will Cross, Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, all at North Carolina State University.
The current technological and political landscapes have re-ignited conversations and concerns around digital security, privacy, and media literacy. Staff at NCSU developed a project branded as “Digital Life Decoded,” and grounded in substantial user research done in the spring of 2017 that identified three specific issues students were concerned about:
- Hacking of personal information
- Consent for use of information
- Understanding how their information would be shared
Questions or Comments?
For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, firstname.lastname@example.org