Digital Lives and Makerspaces – LITA Webinars

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/04/2017


Mark Beatty

Programs and Marketing Specialist


Chicago -- There’s still time to sign up for LITA’s last two Fall 2017 webinars exploring first makerspaces and then digital life.
December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time
Instructors: Sharona Ginsberg, Learning Technologies Librarian, SUNY Oswego and Lauren Di Monte, Data & Research Impact Librarian, University of Rochester
One oft-overlooked aspect of making and makerspaces is its potential for empowerment, especially among populations that are otherwise marginalized or underrepresented. This 90 minute webinar will discuss why making is important for these populations, and what libraries can do to ensure their makerspaces are safe spaces of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
December 12, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central time
Instructors: Hannah Rainey, Libraries Fellow; Sonoe Nakasone, Lead Librarian for Metadata Technologies; and Will Cross, Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, all at North Carolina State University.
The current technological and political landscapes have re-ignited conversations and concerns around digital security, privacy, and media literacy. Staff at NCSU developed a project branded as “Digital Life Decoded,” and grounded in substantial user research done in the spring of 2017 that identified three specific issues students were concerned about: Hacking of personal information; Consent for use of information; and Understanding how their information would be shared. The webinar will explore the project.
Questions or Comments?
contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,