June 14, 2021

Journal Article: “Privacy Literacy Instruction Practices in Academic Libraries: Past, Present, and Possibilities”

The article linked below was published in the December 2020 issue of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Journal.

Title

Privacy Literacy Instruction Practices in Academic Libraries: Past, Present, and Possibilities
Article begins on page 3 of the PDF/page 305 of the publication.

Authors

Sarah Hartman-Caverly
Penn State Berks

Alexandria Chisholm
Penn State Berks

Source

IFLA Journal
Vol 64, No 4 (December 2020)
(Open Access via IFLA)

Abstract

This article explores the past, present, and possibilities of privacy and privacy literacy (PL) instruction in academic libraries. It surveys the scholarship on privacy and privacy literacy from the domains of philosophy, anthropology, history, law, education, and LIS. A privacy conceptual model is proposed demonstrating the zones of informational agency that privacy preserves, and a timeline of privacy and libraries documents key developments in privacy culture in the US. Findings from an original exploratory survey of privacy literacy instruction practices in academic libraries are discussed. The survey identifies the rationales, topics, contexts, methods, and assessments academic librarians use in delivering privacy literacy instruction, as well as barriers against privacy literacy that they encounter.

Source: IFLA Journal (Vol 64, No 4)

The article concludes with a case study explicating the authors’ own privacy literacy instruction experiences, and specific recommendations for overcoming the barriers to delivering privacy literacy instruction in academic libraries identified in the survey findings.

Direct to Full Text Article
Article begins on page 3 of the PDF/page 305 of the publication.

 

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