How to create a comfortable welcome space, open to all, yet safe and secure from online hazards? Patrons and the institutions themselves need protection from hacking, phishing, ransomware and more! This webinar explores the rising challenge facing libraries and their communities and the techniques and network security strategies used to fight them. Libraries are champions of openness and free, unrestricted access to the world’s information. How do they balance that against ill intentions and other malefactors? Libraries are champions of rights of private inquiry. How do they keep personal data safe and secure? Now add AI to the challenge. Can libraries help? Can they even help themselves?


  • Justin Bumbico, IT Director, Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Nathaniel Rasmussen, Head of IT Services, Schlow Centre Region Library

Recorded February 15, 2024