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Secure all the things

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    Robin Camille Davis

    The LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee presents an upcoming workshop:

    Secure All the Things

    Friday, January 9, 2015, 2–4pm
    Graduate Center rm. 196.05
    Guided by Alycia Sellie (GC) and John Schriner (Lehman)

    Join the LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee for a hands-on discussion of privacy and technology in current library landscapes. This discussion will precede the LACUNY Institute 2015, which centers on “Privacy and Surveillance: Library Advocacy for the 21st Century,” as a way to get the conversation started.

    We will talk about the philosophical dilemmas and the technical details of privacy in libraries by sharing simple technologies, resources, or techniques that can help protect patron privacy. To that end, we’ll crowd source or “skill-share” suggestions that we could all use to educate our patrons about or advocate for privacy in our libraries. Alycia and John will get the conversation started and present some privacy tools we can start to use everyday.

    We would like to start conversations about tools or techniques that all CUNY libraries could implement—even with machines in labs that we may not control. Do you know of a good tool or approach that helps protect patron data? Would you be willing to speak for 5-10 minutes about such a topic?

    Suggested topics could include:

    • HTTPS/HTTPS everywhere
    • Tor
    • Wireshark
    • PGP
    • Encryption
    • Digital Rights/Restrictions Management
    • Best practices for patron data (not keeping patron records, etc.)
    • Best practices for passwords

    Please let us know if you’d like to speak or participate via the following form:

    Thank you,
    Robin Davis, Allie Verbovetskaya, and Steve Zweibel
    Co-chairs of the LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee

    Robin Camille Davis

    Thanks for leading the workshop, John & Alycia! They’ve posted a TON of resources resulting from the workshop at

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