Assistant Professor Dr. Kyle Jones had a number of his projects highlighted in College & Research Libraries News as part of the Association of College & Research Librarians’ annual coverage of tech trends in academic libraries. Dr. Jones’ article “‘Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should’: Practitioner Perceptions of Learning Analytics Ethics,” which appears in portal: Libraries and the Academy and can be found here, informs College & Research Libraries News’s section on Learning Analytics, and how criticism of the use of library learning analytics, especially as their use relates to student privacy, student agency, library ethics, and student trust in libraries as institutions, has grown significantly in the last couple of years. This section also highlights the Data Doubles project, on which Dr. Jones is a key collaborator, which seeks to “study library LA and the privacy issues from a student perspective,” which, the research team explains, is lacking from the conversation. More information about the Data Doubles project can be found here.
To read the ACRL’s article about the 2020 top trends in academic libraries, please follow this link: https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/24478/32315