Privacy and Security: Getting Beyond the Fear and Hype

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Time)

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Web Seminar

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Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members - $60
site registration is available $125 for members, $150 non-members

Register by Friday, June 16


If you read today’s headlines about security breaches, you might be thinking of going back to fax machines and snail mail. What do we need to know about privacy policies, location data, encrypted messaging, and targeted advertising? What measures allow us to have some control and sense of security? While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there is a middle ground. Mobile technologies are everywhere and we need to use them to be productive and to enjoy creative activities. During the webinar, we will discuss these topics and many others such as data backup, password managers, device and identity theft, mobile payment, touch ID and more. You will learn how to cut through the media hype, what you can do to be proactive and come away with resources to take reasonable steps to protect your privacy and security.


  • several technologies that protect your privacy and security
  • actions you can take to make your data more secure and private
  • tips and techniques for creating a workshop that you can offer to your library community



Nicole Hennig
Independent User-experience Professional

Nicole Hennig is an independent user-experience professional, helping librarians and educators effectively use mobile technologies. She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years, first as web manager and then as head of the user experience department. She is the winner of several awards, including the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions. Nicole’s books include Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage, Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services, and Best Apps for Academics. She teaches several online courses and inspires people to use technology effectively. To stay current with the best mobile technology for education, sign up for her email newsletter, Mobile Apps News, and follow her on Twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries and mobile technologies.


Lisa Junghahn
Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services
University of California, Irvine