Learn About Library Privacy and Security – Registration is Open for Online Conference

The schedule is set and registration is open for, Privacy and Security for Today’s Library, our Thursday, September 21 online conference.

Dr. Steve Albrecht, author of, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities, will kick off the conference with his opening keynote presentation, "Assessing Library Facility Security: Think Like a Security Consultant."

He believes that libraries don't always need to hire a consultant to review the level of facility security. In this session, he will explore the use of a structured assessment process where librarians can create a report that will help to make their building, staff, and patrons safer.

During the day, learn from a variety of peers and experts - each time slot offers three different programming options. We will end the day with Deborah Caldwell-Stone and Mike Robinson's talk, "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Library Privacy," which will make you think about contemporary patron privacy issues facing libraries today, and the practical actions libraries can take to improve patron privacy protections.

Caldwell-Stone is Deputy Director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation and Robinson is past Chair of the ALA's Intellectual Freedom Privacy Subcommittee (2014-17) and Head of Systems at the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Both have extensive experience in the field.

Don’t forget, as a benefit of Amigos Library Services membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences! If you're not an Amigos member, register by Friday, September 8 for discount pricing.

For information on all the conference sessions and registration, please visit the conference website.