on April 21, 2022 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Library Patrons’ Privacy: How to Navigate Concerns with Emerging Technology

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Originally presented April 20, 2022

Often, in the rush to introduce the most cutting-edge technologies, or create a flexible environment for patrons, certain ethical considerations are overlooked. It is imperative not only to ensure that patrons have an excellent experience, but also that their rights to privacy and intellectual freedom are protected.

This webinar shares several considerations for professionals when introducing emerging technology within a library environment.

Participants will understand and communicate risks and utilize evidence-based approaches to addressing these risks within their libraries. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about specific technologies and/or related ethical concerns that they have encountered.

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  

 

Click the link below to download the presentation slides:
Library Patrons' Privacy Slides

Click the link below to download the chat transcript: 
Library Patrons' Privacy Chat 

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