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RE-95-17-0076-17

New York University
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$249,504.00
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
L21-Community Anchors Project

New York University, in partnership with the Library Freedom Project, will facilitate the use of practical privacy tools in libraries and their communities through the development of a privacy-focused train-the-trainer program for librarians, known as the Library Freedom Institute (LFI). The project team will construct an extensive curriculum and use it to train 40 geographically dispersed Privacy Advocates, who can then serve as nodes of expertise in their regions by conducting training workshops for community members and helping their own libraries become more privacy conscious. Over a six-month course, project staff and guest trainers will teach the Privacy Advocates how to lead privacy-focused computer classes. During a two-year project timeline, the project will plan and run a pilot iteration of the LFI, analyze it, make revisions to the curriculum, offer a full-scale LFI to a larger cohort of librarians, and evaluate the full program.

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