LFI Course Materials 4/Week five

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Week 5: Privacy and online learning/work environments[edit]


The pandemic has forced us to spend much more of our lives online, our work, school, and social lives mediated entirely by online platforms like Zoom, Skype, or the dystopianly named Proctorio and Panopto. School administrators and employers have started demanding greater productivity from us in these environments, and the tech platforms have obliged them, building systems of surveillance into these online platforms that track what we clicked on, how much time we spent on the page, and how attentive we are to the screen.

This week, we'll hear from two speakers about this new environment and what it means for us in libraries: Jasmine McNealy, privacy and technology scholar at the University of Florida, and Kelly McElroy, graduate of the first LFI cohort and Student Engagement and Community Outreach librarian at Oregon State University.


Guest lecturer[edit]

  • Jasmine McNealy, scholar of media and technology and associate professor in the department of telecommunication at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.
  • Kelly McElroy, Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University and member of LFI cohort 1




  • Lecture, readings, discussion forum
  • Decide what form final projects will take; Alison will begin 1:1 checkins this week