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Information Security, Spring Membership Meeting, and Weeding

Friday, March 22, 2019  
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Information Security Learning Opportunities with Tracy Z. Maleeff

In April, SWON is pleased to offer you two opportunities to learn from Tracy Z. Maleeff aka @InfoSecSherpa. Tracy is a Cyber Analyst in the Security Operations Center for a global company. Prior to joining the Information Security industry, Tracy worked as a librarian in academic, corporate, and private law firm libraries. While a member of the Special Libraries Association, she received the Dow Jones Innovate Award, the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Innovations in Law Librarianship award, and was named a Fellow. She has presented at many conferences, both Library & Information Science as well as Information Security, on topics ranging from social media, networking, research strategies, and security awareness. She received the Women in Security Leadership Award from the Information Systems Security Association and is very active in the Info Sec community. Tracy holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as undergraduate degrees from both Temple University and the Pennsylvania State University.

On April 29th, Tracy will lead a three hour workshop that provides instruction on a variety of content pertaining to information security. The first third of the class will cover a basic overview of the information security industry, an explanation of terms frequently used, an introduction to basic concepts of security principles, and identification of potential threats. The second third of the workshop will dig a little deeper into how to identify and mitigate threats like phishing emails and social engineering phone calls. Gain a better understanding on how to recognize malicious intent, as well as how to get out of harm’s way. The last third of the workshop will provide practical knowledge about social media safety as well as tips about how to perform Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) searches online. Having tools to better identify potential threats and then do research fits into the library security model and will round out the workshop. You do not need to be tech savvy to participate in this talk. This is not a technical talk, it is an informational workshop. Computers are not required for class, but feel free to bring a laptop for notetaking.

April 30th is SWON's Spring Membership Meeting, and Tracy will be with us again to give an hour long presentation on securing your library before the membership meeting portion begins. Attendees will gain an understanding of Information Security vocabulary and best practices for the protection of your personal and library data, will learn what resources are available for the purposes of security news monitoring, collection development, or training, and get some insight on how to provide Information Security resources and support for your patrons. In total, attendees will understand how libraries need to be ready and aware when it comes to Information Security. You will come away from this session empowered with knowledge of how to create some defenses and deal with Information Security without fear, uncertainty, or doubt. Register for these and all other SWON events at

Emily Wages, MLIS
Emergent Trends & Technology Educator, SWON Libraries


PCI Webinar - Weed ‘em and Reap: Readers Advisory Benefits of Fiction Weeding

While weeding training often focuses on nonfiction and informational materials, tending your fiction and popular materials collections are just as important!

Keeping popular materials well-curated can revitalize collections, increase circulation, and enhance the visibility of diverse materials. Weeding is a tool that focuses your active readers advisory efforts while simplifying your collection’s passive readers advisory potential. Learn tips and tricks for reaping the readers advisory benefits of actively weeding your collections.

Fearful of the scythe? Bring your questions, fears, or doubts to this interactive and informative program.


Weed 'em and Reap
$FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
4/17/2019  - Online

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TrainingMag Webinar - Secret New Stuff in Office 365
FREE (a TrainingMag event)
4/1/2019 - Online

PCI Webinar - Storytime and Program Planning Made Easy
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
4/3/2019 - Online

ALSC Webinar - Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding
FREE (an ALSC event)
4/3/2019 - Online

4th Annual Nonfiction Read-In + Graphic Novels
$30 for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$40 for members in our Ohio service area
$55 for everyone else
4/4/2019 - Erlanger, KY

Effectiveness Institute Webinar - 6 Essentials for Teams That Work
FREE (an Effectiveness Institute event)
4/5/2019 - Online


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Take note of these selected events in the coming weeks and months


MLA, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2019
5/3/2019 to 5/8/2019 - Chicago, IL

OLSSI 2019 - Ohio Library Support Staff Institute Conference
7/28/2019 to 7/30/2019 - Tiffin, OH

2019 OPAL Annual Conference
8/1/2019 to 8/2/2019 - Cincinnati, OH

IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives
8/6/2019 to 8/7/2019 - Columbus, OH

YALSA's Young Adult Services Symposium
11/1/2019 to 11/3/2019 - Memphis, TN

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