The Library Freedom Project presents: Digital Rights in Libraries

So we made the announcement for our unconference back in February, and almost immediately it outgrew the original plan and became a two-day, multi-track event that’s so much more than a traditional unconference. We’re fortunate that speakers and technology trainers from Mozilla, Creative Commons, Hack the Hood, EFF, Freedom of the Press Foundation, Internet Archive, and more have decided to join us, and we really hope to see you there too.

This event will feature three tracks: issue-based sessions covering privacy, censorship, access, and other digital rights, technology sessions with both formal trainings and open-ended help on using crypto tools, and a traditional unconference track where attendees can propose their own presentation ideas. Full schedule details are forthcoming; meanwhile, here are the basics:

What: Digital rights in libraries: a special event for librarians and their communities

When: June 29th and 30th, 12-7 each day. Join us after your ALA committee meeting!

Where: Noisebridge hackerspace, San Francisco

Who: Although this event is mostly for librarians, LIS students, and library staff, we encourage technologists, attorneys, privacy advocates, and library patrons to join us for what we’re sure will be an invigorating community event.

How: Register using our secure signup form here.

Your registration information is encrypted in transit and at rest, meaning that only the conference organizers (April Glaser and Alison Macrina) will have access to your information. Thanks to Zaki Manian for creating SafeSignUp!

This event is completely free, but we encourage participants to donate what they can to Noisebridge.

Email Alison with all your questions, and be sure to register and save the date. We’re looking forward to seeing you in June!

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