Information Has Value

Privacy Workshop [Peer/Professional]

This workshop delivers an action-oriented introduction to personal data privacy for academic librarians and higher education professionals. The session is designed to reveal the professional and educational technology systems in place to collect and analyze online behavioral data, and to unveil the real-world consequences of online profiling in contexts like academic integrity surveillance, student surveillance, and public health (COVID-19). In lieu of a prescriptive approach, participants analyze case studies to observe how online behaviors impact real-world opportunities and reflect on the benefits and risks of technology use to develop purposeful online behaviors and habits that align with their individual values. Developing knowledge practices regarding privacy and the commodification of personal information and embodying the core library values of privacy and intellectual freedom, the workshop promotes a proactive rather than reactive approach and presents a spectrum of privacy preferences across a range of contexts in order to respect participants’ autonomy and agency in personal technology use. Adapted from the student-facing Privacy Workshop.

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CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Creating Clickbait Headlines and Fabricated Personas

This PowerPoint and associated learning activity accompany "Chapter 20: Mediated Lives: A Cultural Studies Perspective to Discussing “Fake-News” with First-Year College Students" in Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Diverse Disciplines and Audiences (2021).  In this lesson, students learn about mediation, fake news, and how internet content is catered to specific demographics of social media users.  In the activity to follow, students create their own clickbait headlines for multiple imagined audiences. 

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Interdisciplinary
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Visual Literacy Lesson Plan: Making an Infographic from Census data

A step-by-step lesson plan for an activity that addresses three frameworks and produces an asset, the infographic, the student-creators can use again, if they wish. It alerts students to authoritative data from the U.S. Census bureau. It can be useful for a one-shot session in the IL101 classroom or a library workshop introduction to visual literacy and presentation of data.

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Multidisciplinary
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CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA

Zotero Tutorial

In this course, you will learn how to install Zotero software on your own devices, import citations via the Zotero web connector, and insert those ready-made citations directly into your papers.

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Not Discipline Specific
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CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License CC-BY-NC-ND

Collecting & Citing Sources

Keeping track of all your sources can be frustrating and overwhelming—but with a little bit of organization, managing sources can be a breeze!In this activity, you will learn how to auto-generate your bibliography in virtually any citation style, keep track of your sources, and more! This workshop will show you how Zotero can help save and organize your research sources.By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:Install Zotero and create a Zotero accountSave and organize your sourcesQuickly generate a bibliography in your preferred citation style

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Not Discipline Specific
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All Rights Reserved

True or False: Information Has Value

The goal of this activity is to help students start to develop a broader understanding of the value of information and their rights and responsibilities as information consumers and creators. Students complete a simple true/false activity that is intended to help identify any misconceptions or misunderstandings that they might have related to information. 

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Not Discipline Specific
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CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC

The Price is Right: Information Has Value

This activity was designed to help students understand some of the costs associated with creating and accessing information. Students will consider the cost of a "package" of information resources and participate in a discussion focused on the value of information resources.  

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Not Discipline Specific
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CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC

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