• Privacy and surveillance studies
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Ethics of librarianship


Alison Macrina is a librarian and the founder and director of Library Freedom Project, a community of practice for library workers who want to live our values of intellectual freedom and privacy in the real world. Her work focuses on the ways that surveillance impacts library communities, how surveillance relates to other social justice issues and intellectual freedom, and the power dynamics inside of our technologies.

Prior to founding Library Freedom Project, Alison worked mainly in public libraries, but also academic and special libraries as well. When not doing library work, she’s involved in numerous community organizing projects. At the iSchool, she teaches Intellectual Freedom.


  • MLIS, Drexel University, 2009
  • BA, History, Temple University, 2006