2013 Forum: Preconferences

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, November 8, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Managing Projects.  Or, I'm in charge, now what?

Speaker: Rosalyn Metz, Operations Manager, Stanford Digital Repository, Stanford University                                       

Many organizations lack dedicated project managers to aid them in implementing, developing, or working with technology.  Often, it it falls to librarians with little or no project management experience to successfully lead a project through to completion. This pre-conference will attempt to provide librarians with a leg up on successfully managing projects.  During this session we'll review:
  • Planning Projects
  • Budgeting Projects
  • Ushering Projects through to Completion
  • "Finishing" Projects  

Rosalyn Metz is the Operations Manager for the Stanford Digital Repository at Stanford University.  She has worked as a project manager for both vendors and libraries.

IT Security For Librarians    

Speaker: Blake Carver, LISHost    

Learn about how anyone or any library can be a target. We will learn and share  ideas on how to make your library and yourself more secure. I will share many ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC, and other devices you and your patrons use every day. We’ll  also tackles some common security myths, talk about secure passwords and network security, as well as hardware and PC security. I cover security issues that you’ll find in your library as well as tricks sysadmins can do with servers to make things safer for you, and that you’ll never see as an end user.
Blake Carver is a special librarian in WNY, and runs LISNews and LISHost. he has worked at a .com startup and spent time as an academic librarian.