Apply for Free Library Privacy Crash Courses

Library Freedom Project (LFP) is now seeking applicants for our new Crash Courses program. LFP’s Crash Courses are free, two-month online training programs for library workers who want to learn practical ways to defend privacy in their libraries. 

Library workers can apply for two Crash Courses:

Systems and Policies (will run May – June 2021)

In this Crash Course, we’re focusing on privacy in library infrastructure. Topics will include: creating good privacy and data governance policies, conducting privacy audits, working with Library IT, understanding vendor agreements from a privacy perspective, and more. It will cover some technical stuff, but it’s intended for library workers without a formal technical background or role.

Programs and training (will run September – October 2021)

In this Crash Course, we’re learning how to teach privacy to patrons, fellow staff, and other stakeholders. We’ll cover some of the broader privacy landscape out in the world–things like consumer technologies, police surveillance, artificial intelligence–and discuss how the loss of privacy affects our communities. We’ll learn how to run effective and interesting privacy programs for various audiences.


Application questions, deadlines, and other details are available at  libraryfreedom.org/crashcourse. BIPOC library workers are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions about the program can be directed to alison@libraryfreedom.org. Deadline to submit for Systems and Policies course is April 10, 2021. Deadline to submit for Programs and Training Course is August 10, 2021.

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