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Library Freedom Institute

By Donna DiMichele | December 19, 2017

The Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a privacy-focused training for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates: from installing privacy software to influencing public policy.  The Program is offered by the Library Freedom Project (LFP).

Building on the success of the LFP’s shorter courses, participants will learn how to:

Library Freedom Institute is a six-month program for a select group of librarians made possible by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Participants will spend 5 hours per week on a combination of readings, webinars, exercises, class discussion, and assignments. LFI is a free online course with one in-person requirement, which will take place on a weekend in New York City.

To be eligible to participate, applicants must complete an application and supply permission from a supervisor. There is no cost to this program; including the weekend in NYC. LFI is primarily seeking public librarians, but welcomes applications from all librarians who do outreach in their communities.

Learn more about the program and the application process online.

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