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Presentation for the Pennsylvania Library Association's College & Research Division, as part of the Connect & Communicate series.
As data collection and processing become easier and cheaper, algorithms and information systems are quite literally reshaping our communities. Our students face a radically new information environment in which converging streams of data have unseen and unexpected effects on human attitudes and behavior. How can academic librarians teach students to recognize and remain conscious of the information systems in which they participate? How can we prepare students to be informed citizens in an increasingly complex, data-driven society?