Presentation Title

Information Literacy for a Culture with Vanishing Privacy

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The pursuit and attainment of information literacy is of paramount importance in today’s society. It is a key aspect to our successful participation in the many opportunities that life presents -- and thus, it must remain available to all, whether they are young, old, an individual, or groups. The paths and processes that are used to achieve those levels of literacy, though, may contain challenges that could directly affect the personal privacy of the information recipient. As an outgrowth of our thriving modern culture and the ever-changing technology landscape, competing considerations for information and our privacy need to be fully understood. Through the exposure of this often shielded knowledge, information seekers will gain insight and be better prepared to make choices about their personal privacy. Join us for this exciting presentation and learn how technology can enhance and at the same time adversely affect our quests for information literacy.

Presentation Description

The pursuit and attainment of information literacy is key to our successful participation in the many opportunities that life presents. The paths and processes that are used to achieve information literacy must remain available to all, whether they are young, old, an individual, or groups. As an outgrowth of our thriving modern culture and the ever-changing technology landscape, competing considerations for information and privacy need to be fully understood. Technology can enhance and at the same time adversely affect our quests for information literacy.

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 12:30 PM Sep 25th, 1:45 PM

Information Literacy for a Culture with Vanishing Privacy

The pursuit and attainment of information literacy is of paramount importance in today’s society. It is a key aspect to our successful participation in the many opportunities that life presents -- and thus, it must remain available to all, whether they are young, old, an individual, or groups. The paths and processes that are used to achieve those levels of literacy, though, may contain challenges that could directly affect the personal privacy of the information recipient. As an outgrowth of our thriving modern culture and the ever-changing technology landscape, competing considerations for information and our privacy need to be fully understood. Through the exposure of this often shielded knowledge, information seekers will gain insight and be better prepared to make choices about their personal privacy. Join us for this exciting presentation and learn how technology can enhance and at the same time adversely affect our quests for information literacy.