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MLA Connect Webinars

Archived recordings of previous MLA Connect Webinars are available on-demand for viewing at your convenience! Browse archived recordings and don't forget to check out upcoming events by clicking the button below. Please note recordings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Webinar: Library Privacy Act Amendments

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10:00 – 11:00am

Learn about recent amendments to the Library Privacy Act that have the potential to affect how libraries report crime, interact with law enforcement, interact with each other, and to underscore the seriousness of maintaining patron privacy. This session will go through the new amendments and discuss how they may affect existing library practices. This is presented as an in-depth follow-up to the Library of Michigan’s 1/27/21 Library Law Spotlight. Attendance at both events is not required.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Webinar: The Good Professionals' Guide to Bad Guys Who Want to Hack You (and How to Stop Them)

Friday, February 19, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Passwords, phishing, privacy? Pfttt! You're not alone if you would rather tally the numbers in the phone book than deal with your password problems. But you can't be a professional without taking responsibility for your personal online security -- for the protection of yourself and your company.

Online security issues -- and solutions -- don't have to be boring, scary or ignored. Author Beth Z, aka Your Nerdy Best Friend, will have you laughing and learning with the real facts about the threats you face using the technology at your fingertips. And, more importantly, you'll leave with practical tips and tools for breathing easier.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Webinar: Designing Equitable and Inclusive Patron Policies

Tuesday, October 6
10:00 – 11:00 am

Is your library an equitable and inclusive environment for your community? How should your library draft policies that create a welcoming environment for patrons of varied backgrounds and beliefs? In this virtual event, Anne Seurynck from Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith PC, will discuss the most important library operational policies including those surrounding patron behaviors, meeting rooms, material selection, and library displays.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Webinar: Findings and Resources From the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm

As libraries across the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core museum, library, and archival materials has become increasingly urgent. Through the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project, OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. Join this session to learn more about the testing process and results, how project resources can inform your local decisions, and what you can expect from the project in the months to come.

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Monday, April 27, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Webinar: To Be, or Not to Be… a 501(c)(3) Library

Join MLA and Clare Membiela, Library Law Consultant, Library of Michigan for this webinar where we will discuss the meaning of a 501(c)(3) designation, the pros and cons of being a public library 501(c)(3), and what a library must do to obtain a 501(c)(3) designation. Participants in this webinar will obtain information to help them and their library boards determine if a 501(c)(3) designation is something they should pursue.

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