Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Friday, October 6 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Internet Security And You: Being Your Own First Line of Defense

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Our lives online spill over into the "real" world and impact us financially, physically, socially, emotionally, and affect our personal and professional relationships, as well as our safety. But few people understand the operators behind these devices with which we are so comfortable. This talk is designed to open a discussion for your community and librarians about what the internet means to us and for us as humans, some easy steps on navigating the online world to avoid becoming easy prey, and what we can do as citizens to encourage "The Machine" to put people first in tech interactions. Know how companies and websites profit from our eyeballs (not literally) and our attention helps us to become more critical and discerning users of the net. This session is a quick and dirty run-through on how technology shapes our lives, and why we need to be our own first line of defense.


Kristin Boeshans

Library Assistant, La Crescent Public Library
Kristin is a relatively recent addition to the La Crescent Public Library, having worked in such varied positions as credit union associate, telecommuter for a tech company, and clay studio teacher's assistant. She is excited and energized by the diversity of work as the La Crescent... Read More →

Michael Flores

User Technology Manager, SELCO
Michael provides computer and technical support to the libraries in the SELCO region, including security tools and software. He has been with SELCO for 10 years and takes care of over 500 computers in the SELCO region.

Friday October 6, 2017 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
Meeting Room 111