PLAN Library Essentials Conference: Safety, Security & Privacy

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Date(s) - 03/29/2018
8:30 am CST - 4:00 pm CST

Florida State University Panama City

8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET)
Light Continental Breakfast & Registration

Photo of Alison Macrina9 a.m. to 12 noon CT (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET)
Privacy Toolkit for Librarians with Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project

The loss of privacy is a complex issue, and librarians have a professional obligation to prevent the further erosion of this basic human right. Join Alison Macrina of Library Freedom Project for a half-day training on new and emerging surveillance threats and technology tools that will help patrons take back their digital privacy in the information age. Alison will discuss ways that we can use these tools in the library and empower patrons to use them on their own.

As a result of attending this workshop, attendees will:

  • Learn how to protect library patrons from online privacy threats
  • Understand some of the new and emerging surveillance threats from vendors, corporation, government agencies and hackers
  • Discover tools that will help people protect their privacy.

Alison Macrina is the Founder  and Director of the Library Freedom Project and a core contributor to The Tor Project.

12 noon to 1 p.m. CT (1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET)
Buffet lunch

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT (2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET)
Photo of Dr. Steve AlbrechtLibrary Safety and Security: Dealing with Challenging Patrons with Dr. Steve Albrecht

Spend a few hours with one of the nation’s leading experts on library safety and security. Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees on the dos and don’ts of handling challenging, entitled, odd, or even threatening patrons, including the homeless, mentally ill, gang members, thieves, internet hogs, and others who want to disrupt the library. His popular program offers practical and realistic tools which will make your facility a better, safer place to work. Enjoy Steve’s real-life experiences as a law enforcement officer, mixed with his use of humor. Learn safe workplace behaviors, security measures, and how to activate your “high-risk” customer service skills.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Steve Albrecht has been well known to library audiences around the US for his webinars, articles, book, and training programs on library safety and security. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years and is board certified in HR, security, coaching, and threat management. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He has written 18 books on business, security, and law enforcement topics. He is the author of the ALA book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities (2015).

Competency Index for the Library Field: Essential Library Competencies; Library Management Competencies; Public Service Competencies; Technology Competencies

Skill Level: Introduction & Beyond Basic

Current Attendees

  • Zedra Hawkins
  • Susan Cook

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