September 16, 2014
From a law enforcement perspective, identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal identifying information without your permission. The most common targets are name and signatures, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank and brokerage account numbers. The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identity stolen each year. Most people only discover they have been victimized after receiving a credit card bill or contacted by a debt collector. This presentation will assist you in navigating this process.
Program One: What is Identity Theft
1. Legal definition
2. Overview of the problem
3. How identity theft impacts the economy
4. Most common methods used by criminals to steal a consumer’s identity
5. Most reliable ways to minimize your risks
6. How to defend yourself once your identity has been stolen
Program Two: Identity Theft and Online Shopping
1. Overview of the problem
2. Most reliable ways to minimize your risks
3. Electronic consumer resources
Program Three: Social Networking and Identity Theft
1. Legal definition of a social networking site
2. Benefits to individuals, businesses, and society
3. Potential avenues for identity theft and worse
4. Examples of social media abuse leading to identity theft
5. Most reliable ways to minimize your risks
Presenter: Bryan Mulcahy
Bryan Mulcahy has worked as a Reference Librarian for the Lee County Library System since 1990. He provides reference and directional assistance with special emphasis on patron genealogical research; collection development; supervision and recruitment of volunteers, and is also the branch literacy coordinator and the branch safety/building coordinator for the library. Bryan has also worked as a Reference Librarian at Hodges University since 1999. Bryan also gives speeches to genealogy and business groups in the community. Bryan holds an AA Degree in Business from Miami-Dade Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, both from Florida State University.
Please join us for the 2014 Annual Statistical Report Form for Florida’s Public Libraries Update at which time we will talk about the changes for this year, including discussion regarding counting wireless sessions. We will also talk about some of the edit checks and things to be on the lookout for.
As time permits, we would also like to hear what ideas or suggestions each of you have relating to how we can help tell your library’s story through this data.
We would like to ask that if anyone has any particular questions or comments prior to the update, please feel free to contact Katrice.Stewart@dos.myflorida.com or 850.245.6608.
We look forward to seeing you on September 17th!
The State Library has been building our Florida history collection for over 150 years and many of our items are one of a kind making this one of the most unique and comprehensive collections about Florida and Floridians in existence. In this presentation, Blake Robinson will discuss the services that the State Library of Florida offers to academic, public, and school librarians. Topics that will be discussed include our large collection of Florida history, Florida state documents and professional resources for librarians. Remember: we are here to help you!
September 19, 2014
This is the third session in a series of three webinars on collection development. The third session will focus on particular types of resources, including ebooks, databases, devices, and other materials. We will look into new trends in collections and ways that social media can inform selection choices. We will also discuss ways that resource sharing can save costs.
Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because the changes in types of media and information resources and the cost of these information resources used by academic libraries is resulting in a reorientation of collection development practices and selection choices. We will discuss ways that you can reach students and faculty through new media.
Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because library patrons desire a range of information resources in new formats. This session will introduce some of the challenges and opportunities of developing collections that meet the needs of a user community.
School Librarians and Media Specialists will be interested in finding out about a variety of resources that school-age children are interested in and innovative ways that collections can support the curriculum.
Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because it will provide information on some of the trends that may enhance or support traditional collections.
Presenter: Melissa Adler, Ph.D.
Dr. Adler is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky. She has seven years of library and teaching experience, including numerous continuing education courses in librarianship.
September 22, 2014
Have you noticed some changes in your FEL/Gale resources? Gale has come out with several new tools and improvements over the last few months and we want to show them off! In the one hour webinar we’ll cover:
- Term Clusters, a new tool for searching and analyzing search results.
- InterLink, a tool that links articles from periodicals and PowerSearch to reference documents from Gale Virtual Reference Library for deeper understanding of the material in your article.
- The new look and content for Kids InfoBits.