This interactive workshop, primarily aimed at academic librarians, focuses on three main learning outcomes. Participants will:
1. Recognize white nationalist groups, iconography, and talking points.
2. Develop strategies to confront situations in which these arise.
3. Understand where the line is between constitutionally protected free speech vs. threats and harassment.
There will be some pre-work, including readings and identifying relevant policies and procedures at one's library and/or campus. Participants should come prepared to talk and strategize in small and large groups.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the workshop.
Claire Lobdell is the distance education librarian and archivist at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA, as well as a member of the Library Freedom Project, a surveillance resistance and digital privacy organization. She has taught professional development courses at her college, including on interrupting white nationalism. She also works on issues surrounding the intersection of digital privacy and reproductive rights.