On Being a Critical Partner: Valuing Privacy in a Surveillance Society
Ashton Speaker Series, Spring 2020
Tuesday, March 10th
Willard Room, Zimmerman Library
9:30 - 10:00 AM: refreshments
10:00 - 11:00 AM: lecture
Concerning social aspects of technology and implications for use, this presentation will present an overview of how digital surveillance manifests and how we can incorporate data ethics and privacy into our work. As Internet technologies are increasingly a part of daily life - be it through social interactions, classroom instruction, government business, or household products - an individual’s awareness of the amount of personal data that is exchanged with those systems is often minimal, at best. As various groups like Documenting the Now and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have noted, this kind of information gathering - in some cases, surveillance via social media - can have detrimental effects on communities of color and other vulnerable groups. This presentation will include strategies and resources to help our communities build critical awareness of surveillance technologies.
Yasmeen Shorish is an Associate Professor and the Data Services Coordinator at James Madison University. She received her MSLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on changes in scholarly communication, data information literacy, and issues related to representation and social justice in librarianship.
She serves on the Digital Library Federation Advisory Committee and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Advisory Group and is the Past-Chair of the Association for College and Research Libraries' Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (2018-19).
- Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- 10:00am - 11:00am
- Willard Room
- Zimmerman Library