Alison Macrina is the founder and director of Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians practical privacy techniques. She’s also a core contributor to The Tor Project. Alison and the Library Freedom Project have been recognized for their work across the library and information security communities. Alison was a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2013, and has been awarded the New York Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Award, and the Free Software Foundation’s Award for Social Benefit. She is passionate about illuminating technical concepts for general audiences, and resisting an internet controlled by law enforcement and private corporations.