As institutions that validate and structure the boundaries of knowledge, promote inquiry, and disseminate new knowledge, institutions of higher education have an implied role in defending creative exploration and experimentation. In serving universities and colleges, academic libraries and librarians are not only committed to practicing privacy and confidentiality, but also to teaching their importance as a cornerstone of intellectual freedom.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation: Security Education Companion – A resource for people teaching digital security. Includes lesson plans and teaching materials.
- Digital Privacy Instruction Curriculum – Handouts created by the Digital Library Federation’s Privacy & Ethics in Technology working group. These handouts form two categories—tools and scenarios—that interrelate to show audience members how certain digital privacy strategies can be applied to different contexts.
- Privacy Services at Cornell University Library – A dedicated page for information about Privacy Literacy, Licensing for Privacy, Risk Consultations, and details about Public Computing.
- Teaching Privacy: Teacher’s Portal – Lesson plans to empower K-12 students and college undergrads in making informed choices about privacy.
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