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Virginia ACRL Spring Program: May 1, 2019, Longwood University
Longwood Univeristy Greenwood Library
201 High St.
United States

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM EDT
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Virginia ACRL Spring Program: May 1, 2019, Longwood University

Join your academic library colleagues in this timely program focused on Libraries, Analytics, and Student Privacy.

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Cost: $40 for ACRL Members, $50 for non-ACRL Members

Hannah Rainey, Lead Librarian for Academic Technology, NC State University
As the privacy landscape grows and shifts around us, library professionals must re-examine our role as stewards, advocates, and educators. We must grapple with challenging questions, such as: Do our policies and daily practices live up to the standards of our profession? Do the standards of our profession meet the expectations of our users?
For the last 3 years, Hannah Rainey has engaged with library colleagues and students in conversations and activities that highlight the importance and complexity of privacy and security in higher education and beyond. She will share her experiences with navigating this challenging problem space and discuss ideas for engaging students.

Laura Gariepy, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University
Laura will provide an overview of what we currently know -- and don't know --about user perspectives on information privacy in the context of libraries. This is a critical area of understanding for librarians as student data plays an increasingly important role in universities' assessment practices. In addition, she will share preliminary findings from her dissertation research on undergraduate students' attitudes about search data privacy in academic libraries. The findings of her qualitative research will provide some of the first in-depth, exploratory information about student perspectives on this matter, and will begin to help answer the question of the extent to which librarians' long-held values about user privacy are aligned with student expectations.

9:30am- 9:45 am Check-in
9:45am- 10 am    Welcome and VLACRL Business Meeting
10:00am-11:00am Hannah Rainey
11:00am-12:00pm Laura Gariepy
12:00pm-1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-1:30 pm Small group discussions
1:30pm- 2:30 pm Longwood University’s Greenwood Library tours
2:30pm adjourn









More information about our speakers:

Laura Gariepy

Laura Gariepy directs James Branch Cabell Library’s teaching, research and outreach initiatives for the 28,000 VCU community members on the Monroe Park Campus. She oversees undergraduate and graduate education; access to spaces, equipment, and expertise for media and makerspace technologies; circulation, information, and research assistance; special collections and archives; and the physical spaces of the nationally renowned library.  

Previously, she held a variety of increasingly responsible positions at VCU Libraries. As Head of Teaching, Learning, and Information 2015-18, she was responsible for the 24-hour information desk in Cabell Library, instruction for undergraduate information literacy education, liaison relationships with VCU’s University College, Honors College, and other units, and related duties. She also served as Head of Teaching & Learning and as an Undergraduate Research Librarian since joining VCU Libraries in 2009.

Gariepy holds a B.S. in Sociology from Appalachian State University, the M.S.L.S. the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and is completing her dissertation that will lead to a Ph.D. in Education with a focus on research, assessment and evaluation from VCU. Her research interests focus on assessment in academic libraries, including data privacy issues.

Hannah Rainey
As the Lead Librarian for Academic Technology, Hannah Rainey manages efforts to investigate and integrate emerging AV technologies in the collaboration and high tech spaces at the NC State University Libraries. She collaborates with other library staff to assist students and faculty enhance teaching, learning, and research by utilizing immersive technology and active learning spaces. Prior to her current position, Rainey served as a Libraries Fellow and spearheaded efforts to examine and recommend improvements to overall data security and privacy. As part of this work, she created privacy and security programming for students. She continues to consult with colleagues regarding security best practices and policies that uphold user privacy.  

Rainey holds an MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from Wellesley College.