New York University
The Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a six-month, Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded, intensive privacy training program to prepare librarians to be privacy advocates and trainers. Participants learn both technical and policy skills, as well as how to build collaborative relationships with community groups around privacy training. There is a strong emphasis on developing privacy training for and with the most “at-risk” communities (such as Muslims, immigrants, LGBT, etc.). Attendees spend five hours per week on readings, doing projects, and attending a weekly guest speaker webinar. The emphasis is on project-based learning where participants practice crafting training curricula and exercises for targeted communities, creating policies for their own library, and writing privacy handouts for their patrons. A variety of pedagogical methods are employed to encourage participants to collaborate on projects and to help each other with various types of activities. Program “graduates” continue to work together, conducting joint regional workshops, panels at professional conferences, and promoting statewide initiatives. Thus far the focus has been on public librarians, but we hope to further incorporate academic library concerns.
brief project description http://besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/howard/Privacy/lfi-description.html LFI Website https://libraryfreedom.org/index.php/lfi/ LFI Wiki https://libraryfreedom.wiki/html/public_html/index.php/Main_Page