Previously School of Library & Information Studies
Friday Afternoon Seminar on Information Access:
296a-1 Seminar: Information Access, Fall 2020.
Fridays 3-5. 107 South Hall. Presentation
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR ON INFORMATION ACCESS.
South Hall 107, Fridays 3-5 pm. Everyone interested is welcome!
Zoom only during the Fall 2020 semester. A link to each Seminar session is available only at
the School's event listing: www.ischool.berkeley.edu/events.
Nov 6: Elaine SEDENBERG, Facebook: Integrating Research into Real-World
Integrating Research into Real-World Policy: Elaine
Sedenberg (I School PhD 2019) returns to discuss how information research,
including her own dissertation, influence her current role as a Privacy
and Data Policy Manager at Facebook leading global research and academic
engagement. Elaine will discuss the literature around corporate research,
her experience in practice, and strategies for audience members on making
their work more readily accessible to those in policymaking practice.
Elaine Sedenberg leads global research and academic
engagement for Facebook’s Privacy and Data Policy team. She has a Ph.D.
from the Berkeley School of Information, where she completed her
dissertation “Information-intensive innovation: the changing role of
the private firm in the research ecosystem through the study of
biosensed data.” Elaine’s research challenges the theory of linear
innovation, and explores how research strategy, practice, and data
policies intersect within a modern information firm. She is a 2018–2021
Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at
Harvard University. More at www.ischool.berkeley.edu/events/2020/facebook-integrating-research-real-world-policy.
Nov 13: Howard BESSER, New York University: Digital Privacy Training.
Almost every week the media reports another
large-scale digital privacy
attack. Most recently reports have focused on election hacking and
hospital ransomware, but in the pre-COVID world we heard frequent reports
of massive digital privacy attacks on email providers, governmental
agencies, universities, political campaigns, health care companies, and
other targets. Many individuals recognize data breeches and hacks as an
ongoing problem, but only know very few of the steps that they can take to
protect their own privacy.
This Talk will cover privacy-protection measures taught
as part of as the recently-ended 3-year $450,000 IMLS-funded project
to intensively train
librarians to go out into their communities and make those communities
more aware of privacy threats, and to train community members in tools and
habits that will offer protection against various types of threats. The
Talk will cover methods for the 4-6 month training of these Privacy
Advocates in techology-based tools, in discourse and advocacy, and in
community engagement. It will also discuss the various types of threats,
and a variety of tools designed to mitigate some of those threats.
The presentation will highlight activities undertaken
by the 100 trained
Privacy Advocates, and show projects they have completed both during and
after the training. This includes: guides, training materials, privacy
evaluations of library vendors, outreach plans, etc.
The Talk will highlight the recruitment methods
used to engage over 50%
BIPOC as trainees (in a field where less than 17% of professionals are
BIPOC). It will also report on the perceived effectiveness of the various
instructional methods and delivery systems undertaken, and what topics the
trainees felt were most relevant to their constituent communities.
The presentation will also discuss the a new
follow-up IMLS grant and the variety of methods it plans to use to
sustain the network of Privacy Advocates.
Ample time will be allowed for an open discussion on general
digital privacy issues, instructional methods for teaching privacy, outreach
to communities particularly vulnerable to corporate or governmental privacy
intrusions, and building cohorts of lifelong learners who continue to
collaborate on digital privacy issues.
Howard Besser is a retired UCLA Professor of
Information Studies who is currently Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU,
and Founding Director of the
Moving Image Archiving & Preservation MA Program. His work over the past
35 years has emphasized policy issues (copyright, privacy), technology
issues (image and multimedia databases), metadata (Dublin Core, METS,
PREMIS), media archiving and preservation (Personal Digital Archiving,
museum time-based media conservation), and teaching with technology
(distance learning). He is a graduate of South Hall. More at besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/howard/
Nov 20: To be announced.
Nov 27: Thanksgiving. No Seminar meetings.
Dec 4: To be announced.
The Seminar will resume in the Spring semester.
2020 schedule and summaries.