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SWON News - Info Security, TeSSIG, and Harassment in the Library

Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Wages
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Information Security with Tracy Z Maleeff




This month, 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. Attendees will 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 personal and library data as well as 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. 

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





Information Security 101 Workshop with "Library Sherpa" Tracy Z. Maleeff
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
4/29/2019 - Loveland, Ohio






Technical Services Special Interest Group (TeSSIG)




Please join the Technical Services Special Interest Group for our meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd at 10 AM at the Miami University King Library. We will tour their new digitization lab and Alia Wegner, Digital Collections Librarian, will share information on their digitization projects. Craig Boman, Discovery Services Librarian, will also talk about other projects that are currently in process, such as Gobi API, weeding reports and inventory tools. Water and soft drinks will be provided. Please meet inside the first floor entrance to King Library, near the Circulation Desk.  For those interested in lunch after the meeting, there are a number of restaurants in short walking distance from the library. 

Parking: Metered parking is available, as well as free side street parking. The University will be on break.  There are some handicapped parking spaces available closer to the library building. If a handicap accessible entrance is needed, please let Tina Beis know and she will provide the cell phone number for Alea Henle, Head of Access & Borrow, so that she may coordinate entry. 

Convener: Tina Beis,





Technical Services SIG
5/22/2019 - Miami University, King Library, Oxford, Ohio






Preventing Harassment in the Library: Responding to Sexual,
Racial, and Bullying Incidents Involving Staff or Patrons




Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” As a training issue, it’s the same with sexual and racial harassment and bullying prevention; everybody thinks they know about it, what to do or not to do in the workplace, and yet, it’s still near the top of the complaints filed with or by the federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions.

Sexual and racial harassment and bullying prevention in any library organization is about having an updated and accurate policy, training all employees to follow that policy, and then enforcing the policy, using consequences for the perpetrators (who could be staff members or patrons), and support for the victims. Staff have a right to work in a harassment-free workplace. Part of the responsibility is for directors, managers, and supervisors to create that kind of culture, pay attention to staff conflict based on this issue, and be ready to intervene if the harasser is a patron, to protect staff members. The other part of the responsibility is for staff to tell their bosses (or HR, or their city/county/agency attorney, among others )if they are being harassed by other employees or patrons.  

This 60-minute webinar-based training program is suitable for all library directors, managers, supervisors, and (full and part-time) employees.

Can't attend on the date and time listed? Anyone who registers in advance for PCI Webinars will receive an archived copy of the presentation for later viewing. SWON provides PCI Webinars to our Supporting Members for free (and to Geographic Members and everyone else at a reduced price), so there's no reason not to register today




  FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
5/15/2019 - Online



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  Please register for SWON & PCI events by the Friday before they take place

Information Security 101 Workshop with "Library Sherpa" Tracy Z. Maleeff
FREE for Employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for Members in our Ohio service area
$25 for Everyone Else 
4/29/2019 - Hamilton Clermont Cooperative Information Tech Center
1007 Cottonwood Dr
Loveland, Ohio  45140 

SWON Spring 2019 Membership Meeting feat. Tracy Z Maleeff
Cost: FREE 
4/30/2019 - Hamilton Clermont Cooperative Information Tech Center
1007 Cottonwood Dr
Loveland, Ohio  45140 

Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) - Northern KY
Cost: $50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join ROYAL
$100 per year for everyone else to Join ROYAL
Free books included with cost!
5/1/2019 - Newport, KY

PCI Webinar - Do You Have Compassion Fatigue?
Cost: FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
5/1/2019 - Online

Children's Literature Evaluation Group (CLEAR) - North Miami Valley
Cost: $50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join CLEAR
$100 per year for everyone else to Join CLEAR
Free books included with cost!
5/09/2019 - Bradford, Ohio

SWON Webinar - Promoting Information Literacy Skills for Youth Through Reference Services
Cost: FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
5/21/2019 - Online

SWON Office Closed - Memorial Day, 5/27/2019

Public Library Adult Program Planners Network Special Interest Group Meeting (PLAPPN)
6/5/2019 - Clermont County Public Library, Miami Township Branch
5920 Buckwheat Rd
Milford, Ohio  45150





Save the Date!

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

IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference
5/10/2019 - Indianapolis, Indiana

SWON Executive Board Meeting 
6/13/2019 - Blue Ash, Ohio 

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

SWON 23rd Annual Picture Book Read-In
8/8/2019 - Milford, Ohio





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