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Instruction Community of Practice Workshop Spring 2021

Why Spy? Surveillance, Students, & Libraries

Spring 2021 Instruction COP Workshop

Why Spy? Surveillance, Students, & Libraries.  Penn State University Libraries Instruction COP Workshop May-June 2021 *Synchronous & asychronous sessions*  Register:

This virtual Instruction COP Workshop critically examines privacy, the role of privacy in learning and scholarly inquiry, and privacy practices in contemporary academic library instruction.

Participants will learn current capabilities of personal data collection and use, consider the implications of personal data collection for open inquiry, and critically interrogate library and educational technology to develop best practices for learner privacy.

This blended learning workshop experience will combine synchronous and asynchronous engagements scheduled over a four-week period, from Mon. May 17 through Fri. June 11.

Participants can anticipate spending approximately 2 hours / week on workshop materials over the four-week period.

Workshop Schedule

  Group Work Tues Wed Thurs

Week 1

May 17-21


Symphony Bruce
opening keynote:

Break: 2:30-3:00

Privacy Workshop: 3:00-4:00




Thoughtful Thursday reflection

Week 2

May 24-28

View and discuss Lightning Talks     Thoughtful Thursday reflection

Week 3

May 31-June 4

Intellectual Privacy Workshop

*asynchronous workshop*

(more activities in MSTeams)



Thoughtful Thursday reflection

Week 4

June 7-11


Privacy and the Dx Workshop 1:30-2:30

Break 2:30-3:00

Audrey Watters closing keynote: 3:00-4:00

Thoughtful Thursday reflection


Workshop evaluation