Category Archives: Track D

NETWORKING RECEPTION in the Sponsor Showcase

Track A: (International Ballroom Center) —  Discovery, Navigation, & Search – Monday 23 October 
17:00 – 18:00
San Carlos 1 & 2

Information Today, Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to this special Networking Reception in the Sponsor Showcase. This is a great time to gather with fellow Internet Librarians and suppliers, renew acquaintances, meet new colleagues, sample tasty goodies, and check out the latest products and services in a relaxed atmosphere.

Innovating, Experimenting & Building a Future of Libraries in a Digital Transformation

Keynote – Tuesday 24 October 
08:45 – 09:45

As a former journalist, our speaker has a unique perspective on the future of libraries and the challenges of digital transformation. Hear his insights and ideas as well as some of the innovative and creative experiments in and with libraries currently underway in California.


Presented by: Greg Lucas

D202: Internet Search Privacy Tips & Tricks

Track C: (Jefferson) —  Privacy & Security – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission scrapped plans to introduce safeguards preventing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling individual web browsing history, journalists went into high gear with advice and suggestions for protecting search privacy and encrypting online activity. Do we really need to purchase Virtual Privacy Networks (VPNs) and use Tor? Affelt talks about the pros and cons of the most-mentioned protective safeguards and shares more cost-effective workarounds and stealth search strategies. Newman shares tips from her book.

Presented by: Amy Affelt, Bobbi L. Newman

D203: Privacy, the Dark Web, & Hacker Devices

Track C: (Jefferson) —  Privacy & Security – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

Pichman walks through the tools that help provide anonymity and some ways to help mitigate the ease of being tracked. He goes beyond private VPNs and Tor Browsing to provide other tips and tricks. He gives an overview of some of the common devices, either hardware- or software-based, that are used by the Dark Side, and some easy-to-use defenses that you and your users can employ to protect yourselves from these attack vectors. Think of it as a Defense Against the Dark Arts class!

Presented by: Brian Pichman