Our Initiative


Three people standing in front of TOR node in the FIMS Graduate Library

In alliance with the values of the Library Freedom Project, we at the FIMS Graduate Library aim to support intellectual freedom through education, advocacy, and implementation of technology, in order to fight digital censorship and surveillance.

Some of our work includes:

  • Supporting the work of the Tor Project in helping people stay anonymous online, as the first library in Canada to publicly run a Tor Relay.
  • Supporting curriculum by presenting in FIMS classrooms, and hosting hands-on workshops for current and future information professionals in our community, on topics such as surveillance, open source software, and digital security.
  • Building community partnerships with other libraries at Western to promote the importance of privacy issues and education.