Introduction to Library Security and Privacy

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Everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re new to library privacy and security practices, then this is the class to get your feet wet! In this class, you will learn actionable, practical tips on how to protect yourself from scammers and hackers. You will learn how to take this newly developed technology skill set and pass it along to library patrons through everyday interactions and programs. This class is for staff with little to no technical expertise, at any level in the library’s organizational hierarchy.

This class will introduce definitions, concepts, and skills and provide a baseline of knowledge for more advanced classes on privacy and security with LYRASIS.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

Understand the similarities and differences of privacy and security in libraries
Practice good security hygiene and be able to explain these practices to patrons
Use technology to manage library privacy and security practices


Maurice Coleman

Maurice Coleman [he/him/his] is currently Principal of Coleman & Associates. He has served numerous clients during his thirty-year consulting career. Since 2008, he has hosted and produced the long-running (and oldest) training/education and empowerment podcast T is for Training and is the Technical Trainer at a county library system located in Maryland. He was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2010 and a member of the first class of WebJunction’s National Library CE Training Institute in 2014.

He is known for delivering engaging training, presentation, speaking, and facilitation experiences across the country focusing on helping people of all walks of life to combine their curiosity and current technology to improve lives.

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Academic library: 2 year; Public Library; Government library; Archives; Special Collections
Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.