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Safe & Sound: Security in the Library

When: 5/16/2014
From 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Where: Westmoreland Intermediate Unit
102 Equity Drive
Greensburg, Pennsylvania  15601
United States
Contact: Alexander Kirby

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Safe and Sound: Security in the Library

Registration/continental breakfast

Session 1 –Recognizing the signs of child abuse- covers identification of child abuse, different kinds of abuse, how to report, and what happens after a report has been placed. It also addresses the difference between a mandatory reporter and reporters with more flexibility regarding their own judgment.
-Beth Babyak, Education and Outreach Program Manager, Blackburn Center, Greensburg


Session 2—Ensuring your network is secure– learn how to implement simply securities to protect your library computer systems (including wireless networks) and patron public computers from viruses and hackers.
-Danielle Gerko, Director of Information Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown


Session 3 –Making sure your building is secure– Learn about steps to take to ensure that you and your patrons are safe while in the library building. Learn how to make a safe environment for children using your library.
-Bob Winters, Protective Security Advisor, Department of Homeland Security, Pittsburgh


Session 4—What do to if you have an immediate safety threat—Learn what to do if you have a person with a weapon in your building. How do handle a bomb threat and procedures you should have in place for handling security situations.
-Bob Winters, Protective Security Advisor, Department of Homeland Security, Pittsburgh

Friday, May 16, 2014, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, 8:30-3:00
Pennsylvania Library Association Southwest Chapter
All sessions qualify for Act 48 credit. Four hours of CE available.
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