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Library Freedom Institute[edit]

Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a privacy-focused four-month program for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates; from educating community members, to installing privacy software, to influencing public policy.

General course information and resources[edit]

Schedule and curriculum[edit]

Schedule overview[edit]
Week Dates Real time lecture Topic Lecturer
1 July 13 - 19 July 16th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Introduction to LFI Alison
2 July 20 - 26 July 23rd 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Foundational reading Alison
3 July 27 - August 2 July 30th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Threat modeling and privacy basics Alison
- August 8 & 9 Select weekend times online, see link Many topics, see link Many speakers, see link
4 August 10 - 16 August 13th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Privacy rights, ethics, and philosophy Kade Crockford, ACLU of Massachusetts
5 August 17 - 23 August 20th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Privacy and online learning/work environments Jasmine McNealy, UF professor and privacy researcher; Kelly McElroy, LFI cohort 1
6 August 24 - 30 August 27th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Vendors and data governance policies Qiana Johnson, LFI cohort 2; Nicole Becwar, LFI cohort 2; Tracy Treece, LFI cohort 2; Jessica Krill, LFI cohort 2
7 August 31 - September 6 September 3rd 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Communicating about privacy and working with stakeholders, like IT and admin Alison
8 September 7 - 13 September 10th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern The global power of "tech" companies Rob Larson, author of Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley
9 September 14 - 20 September 17th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Surveillance and the carceral state Myaisha Hayes, Media Justice
10 September 21 - 27 September 24th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern AI and algorithms and privacy Varoon Mathur, fellow at AI Now Institute
11 September 28 - October 4 October 1st 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Building local power Tawana Petty, Detroit Community Technology Project
12 October 5 - 11 October 8th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Privacy tools and how to teach them - 101 Alison
13 October 12 - 18 October 15th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Library systems and infrastructure Alison
14 October 19 - 25 October 22nd 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern The business model of music streaming and the future of creativity Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus
15 October 26 - 31 October 29th 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Privacy programs and information literacy teaching Symphony Bruce, LFI cohort 2; Maty Cropley, LFI cohort 2
16 November 1 - 7 November 5th, 9 - 11 Pacific/12 - 2 Eastern Closing speaker TBD
Weekly curriculum[edit]
Week 1: Introduction to LFI and each other[edit]
Week 2: Foundational reading[edit]
Week 3: Threat modeling and privacy basics[edit]
LFI weekend! Remote on Zoom, see link[edit]
Week 4: Privacy rights and philosophy[edit]
Week 5: Privacy for online work/learning/social environments[edit]
Week 6: Vendors and data governance policies[edit]
Week 7: Communicating about privacy and working with stakeholders[edit]
Week 8: AI and algorithms and privacy[edit]
Week 9: Surveillance and the carceral state[edit]
Week 10: The global power of "tech" companies[edit]
Week 11: Building local power[edit]
Week 12: Privacy tools and how to teach them - 101[edit]
Week 13: Library privacy systems and infrastructure[edit]
Week 14: The business model of music streaming and the future of creativity[edit]
Week 15: Privacy programs for every library[edit]
Week 16: Closing speaker TBD[edit]