2018 ALA Annual Conference

LITA @ ALA Annual 2018 – President’s Program

If you are going to conference, join LITA President Andromeda Yelton and welcome Kendra Albert, a technology lawyer and an affiliate research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

LITA President’s Program with Kendra Albert: The Silences of (Big) Data
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Morial Convention Center, 260-262

Kendra Albert head shot

As data becomes the substrate for human and algorithmic decision-making and funding, it speaks louder and louder. But what can we infer when there is no or limited data, that is, when the data is effectively silent? Like all records, the data that libraries collect about their patrons and services contain presence and absence, resistance and compliance, exclusion and overrepresentation. In this provocative talk, lawyer and critical legal scholar Kendra Albert will reflect upon how the rise of data collection in libraries can be informed by the silences of data.

Kendra Albert is a clinical instructional fellow at Harvard Law School, where they teach students and advise clients on legal matters related to copyright, privacy, and computer security.

Discover the more than 20 other LITA programs and discussions to make your ALA Annual experience complete.

Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

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