From Librarian to Privacy Advocate
The Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a privacy-focused six-month program for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates; from installing privacy software to influencing public policy.
Learn the Skills
Building on the success of the LFP's shorter courses, you'll learn how to install, use, and troubleshoot privacy software like Tor Browser.
Secure Your Library
Make your library as safe as it can be, and give your visitors as much privacy as you can armed with the latest secure practices and tricks.
Protect and Train
Educate and train your community on privacy best practices. Support privacy rights as an advocate by pushing for privacy-first policies and legislation.
About the LFI
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 (IMLS). 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 the questions below and submit the attachments, including permission from a supervisor. There is no cost to this program; including the weekend in NYC. LFI is primarily seeking public librarians, but we welcome applications from all librarians who do outreach in their communities.
Meet the 2018 Cohort
Click to learn more about the background, experience, and motivations of the Library Freedom Institute's 2018 Cohort.
The Library Freedom Institute wouldn't be possible without the generous funding of our friends at the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“DHS (Department of Homeland Security) fought to stop libraries from using privacy technology, but @LibraryFreedom beat them. Librarians are badass.”
Edward SnowdenBoard Chairman, Freedom of the Press Foundation