Are you interested in the safety and privacy of the community that you serve? If so, there is an opportunity to participate in a research project into risk and online safety.
I am looking for 12 library authorities: one in each English region plus one each in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Their role would be to recruit two volunteers from the community to participate in an online monitoring exercise (with appropriate safety measures). Library authorities will also be asked to provide a safe environment for follow-up interviews. In return there will be an acknowledgement of their role in the study and an invitation to participate in a free seminar on online safety in 2019.
If you are interested, please contact me at: [log in to unmask] to let me know which region your authority is in and the appropriate contact person. I will send an acknowledgement and full details of the study.
As this is a pilot study, we only have capacity for one authority from each region.
Dr David Haynes
Department of Library and Information Science
City, University of London