Another Reason We ♥ Libraries
The Washington DC Public Library just concluded a 10-day series to teach the public about government surveillance, transparency, and personal privacy.
Called Orwellian America? Government Transparency and Personal Privacy in the Digital Age, the program began with a marathon reading of George Orwell’s 1984, included documentaries about Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden, and included workshops on protecting online privacy and accessing governmental information.
Light irony: the program was funded, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Service, a federal agency.
Image: Promotional poster from the DC Public Library. Select to embiggen