Log Number: LG-246340-OLS-20
Boston College Libraries proposes to convene a series of virtual and in-person meetings that unite library workers from around the United States with experts in cyber-related sexual abuse prevention. The proposed events are designed primarily for academic library workers and select public, school, and tribal library workers, in addition to a diverse range of academics, attorneys, social workers, and law enforcement officials. It will provide practical resources to develop a roadmap for outreach and instruction. This curricular roadmap will better support library workers to be able to help patrons who have been or are at risk of being targeted for crimes such as nonconsensual pornography, cyberstalking, deepfakes, and sexual extortion. It also will strategize and advocate for systemic change.