The Library Freedom Project: Bringing Privacy Education and Digital Tools to Local Communities Through Libraries
Threatened by surveillance from corporations and governments, our right to access information is chilled. As stewards of information and providers of Internet access, librarians play a central role in meeting the information needs of communities and are in an obvious position to educate patrons about how to shield their privacy from surveillance threats. The Library Freedom Project is a partnership among policy experts at the American Civil Liberties Union, tech-activists at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an IT librarian. By scaling up an existing project, we aim to bring anti-surveillance workshops to libraries across the country and create an online resource for librarians ready to fight for free speech and privacy.