Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for Librarians

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

In this course you’ll learn to use several best technologies for protecting your security and privacy (recommended by security experts). You’ll discuss some implications of the lack of security and privacy in today’s world by reading and commenting on relevant articles in our class forum. You’ll also be guided through the process of creating your own security and privacy plan. By the end of the course you’ll have enough information to help your library users understand and use these best practices.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

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If you read today’s headlines about security breaches, you might be thinking of going back to fax machines and snail mail. Or you might feel that privacy is dead and we may as well get used to it.

While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there is a middle ground that you can find by understanding and using particular techniques. In this course you’ll learn to use several best technologies for protecting your security and privacy (recommended by security experts). You’ll discuss some implications of the lack of security and privacy in today’s world by reading and commenting on relevant articles in our class forum. You’ll also be guided through the process of creating your own security and privacy plan. By the end of the course you’ll have enough information to help your library users understand and use these best practices.

With the knowledge from this course, you will:

  • know how to use several technologies that protect your privacy and security;
  • create a security and privacy action plan for your own data;
  • have enough information to offer a workshop on this topic for your library users;
  • receive a bibliography of information for learning more about these topics.

Nicole Hennig

Nicole HennigNicole 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. Librarians who take her courses are becoming technology experts for their communities. To stay current with the best mobile technologies, sign up for her email newsletter, Mobile Apps News, and follow her on twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries, apps, and emerging technologies.

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Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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