Hi everyone! Please use this thread to introduce yourselves to your fellow cohort members. Let’s do:
Where you’re from
Where you work
Anything about your background you want to share
What you’re most excited about for LFI
And if you had magic powers to destroy one piece of technology (hardware, software, or whatever) forever, what would it be?
I will start!
My name is Alison Macrina, I use she/her pronouns. I’m from New Jersey originally but now I live in the great and perfect city of Philadelphia.
Library Freedom Project is my full-time gig and has been since the beginning of 2015. Before that, I worked for almost a decade in a few different kinds of libraries, but mainly public. I am most excited for the group projects in this round of LFI, because I think we’re going to create some really incredible plans that can work for a variety of library environments, and that is so needed!
And if I could wave my wand and destroy one piece of technology right now, it would be anything with facial recognition capabilities. I am particularly afraid of that right now because of how quickly it’s being adopted and how flawed and discriminatory the technology is. We’ll be getting into that in depth in a few weeks.
Welcome everyone! I’m so glad you’re all here!!!