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Ethical Implications of Digital Tools and Emerging Roles for Academic Librarians

Title: Ethical Implications of Digital Tools and Emerging Roles for Academic Librarians.
Name(s): Wharton, Lindsey, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Book Part
Date Issued: 2018-02-22
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Summary: This chapter will examine the ethical role of librarians and academics in using, teaching, and promoting digital tools and emerging technologies in light of our professional values and offer guidance in moving forward without foregoing opportunities for innovation. Deeply reflecting on these technologies should become part of our philosophy and the philosophy that we impart upon our communities. Information professionals’ core value of social responsibility will be the focus of this examination. Initially, a number of emerging trends will be examined to demonstrate the changing landscape in academic libraries. An analysis of online technologies’ effect on the social realm with emphasis on social responsibility will follow. I will then discuss personal information management concerns when using digital tools in the context of social responsibility with a focus on privacy in educational technology and academic libraries as well as the privacy paradox. I will recommend new roles for academic librarians to challenge these ethical dilemmas and uphold the core values of our profession. Case studies will be reviewed and practical applications will be suggested. The advancement of digital literacy and the integration of reflection in our professional practices emerge as key roles of information professionals as a result of this cultural shift.
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Use and Reproduction: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0)
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology: Decision-Making in the Age of Open Access, Maker Spaces, and the Ever-Changing Library .

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Wharton, L. (2018). Ethical Implications of Digital Tools and Emerging Roles for Academic Librarians. Applying Library Values To Emerging Technology: Decision-Making In The Age Of Open Access, Maker Spaces, And The Ever-Changing Library . Retrieved from