Not-your-mother's librarian talks privacy and free thought

Sarah Hartman-Caverly is a librarian and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Session Innovation Award winner for her work on the Digital Shred Privacy Literacy Initiative. She is passionate about talking to students about why privacy matters, and talking to other faculty about how to integrate intellectual privacy considerations into learning design.
Sarah writes about the compatibility of human and machine autonomy from the perspective of intellectual freedom. She is the lead editor of Practicing Privacy Literacy in Academic Libraries: Theories, Methods, and Cases (ACRL, 2023). Her writing appears in HxA: The Blog, ALA's Intellectual Freedom Blog, and Heterodoxy in the Stacks, and her research has appeared in College & Research Libraries, IFLA Journal, Library Trends, and portal: Libraries and the Academy.

Engagement as an HxA Member:
Presented at HxA Virtual Event, Summit, or Conference
Published on HxA: The Blog
Guest on HxA Podcast
HxA Writers Group Member or Veteran
Active Member of an HxCommunity
Active Member of an HxA Campus Community
Faculty Fellow at HxA Center for Academic Pluralism
Speaker's Title and Institutional/Organizational Affiliation: Assistant Librarian, Penn State University Libraries
Event Type :
Fireside Chat
Book Talk
Constitution Day Event
Classroom Visit
Debate, Forum, or HxConversation
Speaking Topics - List up to 5 specific topics or titles, each separated by a semicolon: privacy; generative AI; mis-/dis-/malinformation; censorship; counterspeech
Blackout Dates (Dates speaker is unavailable, Date/Month/Year): Contact speaker for scheduling details
Distance Willing to Travel: Will Travel Within 300 Miles/483 KM
Scholarly Area: Libraries & Museums
Modality of Event : In Person and/or Virtual
Willingness to be recorded: Willing
Speaking Fee (Not including travel/lodging expenses): $0-$2,000 USD
Recent Appearance (1 of 5) -title, host institution, year: From Data Harm to Data Justice: Privacy and Social Justice, Penn State Hazleton, 2023
Recent Appearance (2 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Teaching the Right to the Future Tense: A Privacy Literacy Workshop, ACRL 2023
Recent Appearance (3 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Digital Shred: Reimagining Privacy Literacy in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism, ACRL RUSA Emerging Technologies Section, 2022
Recent Appearance (4 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Wellness Beyond Measure: Privacy Dimensions of Digital Wellness, Vanderbilt University, 2021
Recent Appearance (5 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Leading Lines Podcast Episode 82, Vanderbilt University, 2020