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TSLAC to Offer Webinar Series on Patron Privacy

From the TSLAC website:

A very special three-part webinar series on patron privacy for Texas library staff kicks off on February 9.

Patron Privacy – What Texas Library Staff Should Know

(For Texas Library Staff Only)

Are you confident in your ability to handle requests for patron information from authorities? When is the last time you had a refresher on Texas laws related to library records? Do you have questions regarding privacy and the online environment, employees, volunteers, or serving minors? The Texas State Library & Archives Commission invites Texas library staff to attend this very special Webinar series on privacy, presented by Texas attorney Gretchen McCord.

During this three part series, Gretchen will provide guidance and training focused on privacy in the areas of constitutional law, federal law, Texas state law, and application of the law and ethics. She will discuss how to minimize the risk related to privacy issues in the library, and will address frequently asked questions. Attendees will also have ample opportunity to ask questions of this noted privacy expert, so this is a webinar series that you do not want to miss!

About the presenter: Gretchen McCord is an attorney licensed by the State of Texas, specializing in privacy and copyright.  Gretchen provides legal advising and training in the areas of copyright law, privacy law, licensing, and other legal issues associated with digital information and social media.  With a total of over twenty years of experience as a lawyer and a higher education librarian, her practice (Digital Information Law) focuses on assisting educational institutions and libraries, small and mid-sized businesses, and non-profit organizations as they transition into the digital world.

1.5 TSLAC CE hours per session

Attendees must register for each part of the series separately.

Part 1 – February 9, 2016 from 2-3:30pm CST — Register:

Part 2 – February 16, 2016 from 2-3:30pm CST — Register:

Part 3 – February 23, 2016 from 2-3:30pm CST — Register:

Questions? Please contact Naomi DiTullio, Distance Learning Consultant,  Library Development and Networking Division, or 1-800-252-9386 (toll free in Texas).

TSLAC to Offer Webinar On Responding to a Material Challenge

From the TSLAC website:

Has a book or DVD been challenged in your library? How should your library respond if someone challenges one of your books on social media?

The Texas State Library is hosting a 1.5 hour webinar at 1:30pm CST on Tuesday, February 2nd that will leave you better prepared to respond to challenges. Our speakers will be:

  • Jeanette Larson, Larson Library Consulting. Jeanette will provide strategies for responding to challenges that can be used by any type of library.
  • Kate Horan, director of the McAllen Public Library. Kate will discuss the library’s response to a DVD challenge and an informal challenge on Facebook.
  • Courtney Kincaid, former director of the Hood County Library. Courtney will discuss the library’s response to a well-coordinated challenge to several picture books that made national news.

We’ll also allow time for questions. Please register for the webinar and join us on February 2nd!