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Library Freedom Project workshop

CO-ASIS&T, in collaboration with NORASIST, presents a special 2-part workshop with Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project, presenting strategies to librarians to protect patrons from online threats to privacy.

Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and founder and director of the Library Freedom Project.  She will talk about surveillance threats, privacy rights and responsibilities, and technical tools to help patrons take back their digital privacy in the information age.  Alison will cover issues of surveillance as they relate to library communities, how to deal with government information requests with resources from the ACLU, and privacy-protecting technologies that will help library patrons thwart data collection and keep their communications safe.

CO-ASIS&T is offering this workshop both in-person and as a live webinar. Participation is free to members of ASIS&T, and $20 for other attendees.  Please direct any questions to

WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Part 1: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Lunch Break (not provided): 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Part 2: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

WHERE: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch
Meeting Room 3A
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH


online webinar via [webinar access details and code will be emailed to you before the start of the workshop]

1. Fill out this form to register by end of day on Thursday, September 15.
2. If you are attending in person, and are not a member of ASIS&T, you may pay in person on the morning of the event by cash or check, or through PayPal (below).
3. If you are attending the webinar, and are not an ASIS&T member, you may pay via PayPal (below).
4. Webinar attendees will receive an additional email from the CO-ASIS&T chair with further instructions and the access code to enter the workshop virtually before the start of the workshop.

Did you miss Alison Macrina’s presentation on protecting privacy online? View the PDF version of her presentation in the link below!

Privacy Toolkit for Librarians