Librarians Serve Refugees is a new cammpagin and website as an attempt to codify a commitment to refugees by librarians and libraries. It is an ongoing, fluid, and mobile effort to bring information and resources to library services to refugee populations. We are actively soliciting information and partnerships. We want to leverage every bit of influence and pull that we possibly can for these often forgotten new members of our society.
Data Selfie explores our relationship to the online data we leave behind as a result of media consumption and social networks. In the modern age, almost everyone has an online representation of oneself and we are constantly and actively sharing information publically on various social media platforms.
At the same time we are under constant surveillance by social media companies and “share” information unconsciously. How do our data profiles, the ones we actively create, compare to the profiles made by the machines at Facebook, Google and Co. – the profiles we never get to see, but unconsciously create? Why does Facebook need your phone number or your phone contacts or the data from your WhatsApp account?
I love the interactive nature of the Next Library 2017 workshops and the fact you can contribute to the sessions online, even if you're not going. What a good idea for all conferences! Also you don't have to attend Next 17 to be part of the Next community - anyone can sign up and join in at the website.
Here are the interactive sessions published online so far
Julka Älmquist: Anthropologist, Jeppe Knudsen: Anthropologist, Trent Miller: Visual artist + Library Transformer/ Madison Public Library, Sara Bindeballe: Music staff/ Dokk1
Marianne Krogbæk: Designer/ ITK/Dokk1
Thomas Skov Jensen: Information Consultant at DTU Library, DK, Andrew Cranfield: Team Leader at DTU Library, DK, Lars Binau: Team Leader at DTU Library, DK
Beyond Digital Literacy
Chris Coward: Director, Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), University of Washington Information School, Amira Dhalla: Lead, Women and Web Literacy and Mozilla Clubs. Mozilla, Grif Peterson: Learning Lead, P2PU, Jason Yip: Assistant Professor, University of Washington Information School