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Managing Your Digital Footprint without Falling Prey to Cyber Sneakers

-A workshop for Library Professionals who design programs for Tweens/Teens/Parents.

-Attendees will learn more about online sharing and privacy and digital citizenship and social media safety.

-$1,500 in micro-grants will be distributed to libraries within WVLS borders represented at the training who submit implementation plans for their communities.

4.5 Technology CEUs

DATE: Tuesday, Sep 20 from 9-3pm

LOCATION: Wausau Room, Marathon Co. Public Library, 300 N 1st Street, Wausau, WI 54403

REGISTER: Online Here or email Anne Hamland (ahamland@wvls.org) by Sep 15th.


Training for public and K-12 library staff interested in developing proactive local programming for youth ages 9-18 and parents on the topic of practicing good digital citizenship while dealing with internet privacy and cyber-security challenges. Librarians who attend will emerge with an overview of the problem and how their library can become part of the solution. Micro-grants will be available to public libraries to develop implementation plans for local programming with school colleagues, law enforcement and other collaborative partners.


9-9:30am Coffee and Conversation

9:30-12 Libraries, Privacy and Ethics in a Digital World (via videoconferencing)

Michael Zimmer (UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and Center for Information Policy Research) providing an overview of internet and social media ethics and privacy issues.

Erin Berman (Technology and Innovation Librarian, San Jose Public Library) introducing the SJPL “Virtual Privacy Lab” model for teaching online privacy.

12-1pm Lunch (provided on site by WVLS)

1-3pm Designing Library Sponsored “Cyber Sneakers” Programs

Rhinelander Police Chief Michael Steffes (Nicolet College Adjunct Faculty Instructor and national instructor for Leadership in Police Organizations for the International Association of Chiefs of Police) will demonstrate successful community presentations on cyber security, as well as providing advice on identifying appropriate audiences and working with community partners.

WVLS will distribute $1,500 in micro-grants to libraries within WVLS borders represented at the training who submit implementation plans for their communities. Attendees will be asked to identify 2-3 areas on which micro=grants can be spent after submitting an action plan. Examples: speaker expenses, PR materials, informational brochures, library materials.

Mini-grant funding requests from WVLS libraries are due by October 15 and must be spent before March 1, 2017. 

Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS) and Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS). This program was funded in part through the Department of Public Instruction Division for Libraries and Technology with a Youth and Special Services Continuing Education Project grant from the Insitute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Special Accomodation: Please contact WVLS inadvance and we will assist you. A TWIN PROGRAM, identical format but with different afternoon speaker, will be hosted by NWLS in Ashland on September 20. Please contact Sherry Machones smachones@northernwaters.org or Kris Adams Wendt kwendt@wvls.org with questions.

Submitted by Kris Adams Wendt