Data Privacy: Protecting Your Library, Yourself, and Your Patrons	Workshop

Data Privacy: Protecting Your Library, Yourself, and Your Patrons Workshop

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$ 58.50
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Day:  December 12, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
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90 minutes
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Data Privacy: Protecting Your Library, Yourself, and Your Patrons Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Maintaining patron privacy is a primary concern for libraries. With news overwhelmingly covering security and data breaches, you may be wondering what you can do to help keep your users data secure.

In this workshop, Nicole Hennig covers the best practices that your library can follow to ensure your staff and your library users’ data is as safe as possible. While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there are strategies and actions you can take to protect your data.

By participating in this workshop, you will learn

  • The importance of password managers and how to use them
  • What settings you should enable for your library's social media accounts
  • What browsers to use on your public computers and strategies to ensure material accessed through library computers remains confidential
  • What questions you should ask the vendors that you work with to ensure the security of their systems and your data 
  • The importance of a privacy policy and suggestions on what should be included
  • What tools and handouts you should recommend and provide to your library users who are bringing in their own devices—laptops, phones, tablets to access your public wi-fi
  • Resources you can offer your users to help them keep their data secure.

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Nicole Hennig

Nicole Hennig is an expert in mobile technologies for libraries. In her 14 years of experience at the MIT Libraries, she won awards for innovation and worked to keep academics up to date with the best mobile technologies. Now she has her own business helping librarians stay current with new technologies. She is the author of several books, including Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies and Apps for Librarians. Like most librarians, she is passionate about access to information for all. To stay current with the best technologies for education and productivity, sign up for her email newsletter, Mobile Apps News, on

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