Privacy issues are a critical part of digital inclusion work. I participated in the last cohort of the Library Freedom Institute and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Whether you know a little or a lot about current privacy issues going in, you will learn a lot and meet a lot of very passionate, talented librarians from all over the country. You will leave with practical things you can implement at your library to promote privacy. Participation is 100% free other than the time commitment. You do not need a MLS degree to apply, but you do need to be associated with a library.
Applications are open now for Library Freedom Institute, a one-of-a kind privacy-focused four-month program for librarians. LFI teaches librarians the necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates; from educating community members to influencing public policy. At the close of the course, participants become part of the Library Freedom Project community, and continuing doing privacy work with an incredible group of peers.
LFI is free of cost, a five-hour commitment per week (including 1-2 hours in real time), and mostly online with one in-person weekend component. More information and the application is here:
Application deadline is February 10, 2020. The next cohort begins in March 2020.