LITA to host a free webinar on "A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home"
For Immediate Release
Library and Information Technology Association
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) will present a free webinar "A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home," on Thursday, April 9, at 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT. Libraries across the U.S. rapidly closed their doors to both public and staff in the last two weeks, leaving many staff to work from home. Several library workers might be working from home for the first time in their current positions, while many others were not fully prepared to switch over to remote work in a matter of days, or even hours, before the library closed. In the rush to migrate library workers to remote work and to migrate physical library programs and services to online, data privacy and security sometimes gets lost in the mix. Unfamiliar settings, new routines, and increased reliance on vendor technology all puts library data privacy at risk.
This 60-minute interactive webinar will guide library workers in protecting patron data as they adjust to the new normal of working from home. Participants will also have the chance to ask questions of their fellow attendees or share how they are addressing library data privacy at their library in the webinar.
Learning objectives for this program include:
- Identify and understand key risks to library data privacy and security from a rapid shift to working from home
- Learn and implement strategies and tools in mitigating common privacy and security risks to library data when working from home
- Assess and plan how to protect library data while working remotely for the long term
Who Should Attend:
- Library workers working from home for the first time in their current positions or careers
- Library technology workers responsible in guiding library workers in securing their home offices while working remotely
- Library administrators who are concerned about how library user data privacy and security can be affected by shifting to remote work, and what their staff can do to mitigate additional risks
Presenter: Becky Yoose, Founder / Library Data Privacy Consultant, LDH Consulting Services
Register online: bit.ly/39uEzik
Special thanks to LDH Consulting Services for sponsoring this free webinar.
Tech Requirements: Live, synchronous lectures require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a high-speed internet connection (preferably wired) and a headset or speakers. We recommend attendees use headsets connected to their computers during webinars.All attendees are muted but can use the built-in chat function to communicate with presenters. The use of computer speakers with a microphone is not recommended, as this can cause echoes. The recommended browser is Mozilla Firefox, although other current browsers should also work.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 days in advance if you require an accommodation.
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