Webcast on Security of Social Networking Sites/Web 2.0

Security of Social Networking Sites/ Web 2.0” webcast hosted by the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security and the MS-ISAC
August 19, 2009.

This webcast event is free and open to the public, and will be applicable to a broad audience, from an individual user to the enterprise perspective.

Security of Social Networking Sites / Web 2.0
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern)

Presenter: Mischel Kwon, Director
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
National Cyber Security Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

To register, please visit: http://www.msisac.org/webcast/ (For security purposes, please copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser.)

The term “Web 2.0” generally encompasses the next generation of the World Wide Web that facilitates enhanced online collaboration and communication, utilizing a variety of methods, such as social networking sites, wikis, blogs and other means. The use of these tools continues to increase among individuals and organizations. While the convenience and real-time communication has made these tools very popular, there are potential security risks that all users must understand.

Presentation topics:

–define how Web 2.0 services, especially social networking sites, are being used
–discuss the potential security risks associated with the use of these services
–explain steps end-users and organizations can take to mitigate security risks when using these services

For more information on the August 19th webcast, please visit:

The National Webcast Initiative: The Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have partnered to establish the National Webcast Initiative comprising a series of national webcasts which examine critical and timely cyber security issues.  Embracing the concept that security is everyone’s responsibility, these webcasts are available to a broad audience to help raise awareness and knowledge levels.  A number of vendors have offered their services at no cost, to help develop and deliver the webcasts.

Web Project Management for Academic Libraries – CIL 2009 Workshop

Do you manage web projects at your library?  Do you work on web projects? Do you want to learn more about web project management?

If so, an apropos workshop at Computers in Libraries 2009 is just weeks away! Register now at: http://www.infotoday.com/CIL2009/

Web Project Management for Academic Libraries is for academic librarians and staff who manage web projects within their library, from those who have been given an ad-hoc assignment to those with full-time web responsibilities. Topics include:

– Defining a web project
– Project Overview and Specifications
– How to distribute the work throughout a project team
– How to communicate about your project with your organization.
– Evaluating your project management techniques

In this workshop, you will get hands-on practice using some of the most useful tools used by project managers and explore the challenges specific to web projects for academic libraries.

Can’t attend the workshop but want to know more?  We are also writing a book, to be published in October 2009 by Chandos Press!  Read more and sign up for updates at the authors’ website: http://sites.google.com/site/pm4web/

Call for Papers / complimentary sample copy – Journal of Web Librarianship

The Journal of Web Librarianship (http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/jwl/) welcomes submission of manuscripts dealing with all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals in the Web environment.  New authors are welcome!

A peer-reviewed, international quarterly, the Journal is published by Haworth Press, now part of the Taylor & Francis Group, with offices in Philadelphia, London, and other countries.   A complimentary sample copy may be obtained by sending an e-mail to <marisa.starr@taylorandfrancis.com>.

Papers are welcomed in the areas of:
* library website design
* usability testing of library or library-related sites
* cataloging or classification of web-based information
* international issues in web librarianship
* scholars’ use of the web
* information architecture
* library departmental web pages
* RSS feeds
* podcasting
* library services via the web
* historical aspects of web librarianship
* emerging roles of web librarians

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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