Monday, March 11, 2024

New Webinar: "Cybersecurity: Fortifying Your Library in the Digital Age"

Fortifying Your Library in the Digital Age
Part of the Library 2.0 Service, Safety, and Security / Essential Librarian Series with Brian Pichman, hosted by Dr. Steve Albrecht


In an increasingly digital world, libraries are not just sanctuaries of knowledge but also gatekeepers of vast amounts of digital information and personal data.

This presentation by Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project delves into the critical realm of cybersecurity within our libraries. Designed to cater to librarians of all technical backgrounds, this session aims to demystify cybersecurity concepts, highlight recent threats targeting library systems, and introduce practical tools and strategies for safeguarding our digital and physical repositories. Additionally, we will discuss the pivotal role that cybersecurity-literate librarians can play in educating patrons about digital literacy and cybersecurity and empowering our communities to navigate the cyber landscape confidently and safely.

Join us to enhance your cybersecurity understanding and fortify the library against the digital threats of tomorrow.


  • Introduction to Cybersecurity in Libraries
    • Understanding the Importance of Cybersecurity
    • Overview of Common Cyber Threats to Libraries
    • Demystifying Cybersecurity: Terms and Concepts
    • Assessing Your Library's Current Cybersecurity Posture
    • Analysis of Recent Cyber Threats Targeting Libraries
  • Cybersecurity Tools and Best Practices
    • Essential Cybersecurity Tools for Libraries
    • Best Practices for Staff and Patrons
    • Developing a Response Plan
    • Advanced Tools and Techniques for Cyber Defense
    • Collaborating with Local and National Cybersecurity Resources
  • Educating Staff and Patrons on Cybersecurity
    • Strategies for Training Staff in Cybersecurity Awareness
    • Creating Engaging Cybersecurity Educational Programs for Patrons

This 60-minute overview session is hosted by trainer, author, and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht. A copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who participate.

DATE: Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 2:00 pm US - Eastern Time


  • $99/person - includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and receiving a participation certificate. To arrange group discounts (see below), to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email
  • FREE for those on individual or group all-access passes (see below).


Click HERE to register and pay. You can pay by credit card, and will receive an email within a day with information on how to attend the webinar live and how to access the permanent webinar recording. If you are paying for someone else to attend, you'll be prompted to send an email to with the name and email address of the actual attendee.

If you have any trouble registering for a webinar, if you need to be invoiced or pay by check, or if you have any questions, please email

NOTE: please check your spam folder if you don't receive your confirmation email within a day.

SPECIAL GROUP RATES (email to arrange):

  • Multiple individual log-ins and access from the same organization paid together: $75 each for 3+ registrations, $65 each for 5+ registrations. Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.
  • The ability to show the webinar (live or recorded) to a group located in the same physical location or in the same virtual meeting from one log-in: $299.
  • Large-scale institutional access for viewing with individual login capability: $499 (hosted either at Library 2.0 or in Niche Academy). Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.


  • All-access annual passes include unlimited access to the recordings of all of Dr. Albrecht's previous Library 2.0 webinars, plus live and recorded access to his new webinars for one year. These are hosted either at Library 2.0 or Niche Academy (if preferred).
  • For a $499 individual all-access annual pass to all of Dr. Albrecht's live webinars and recordings for one year, please click here
  • Inquiries for all-access organizational contracts should be directed to

Brian Pichman, a forward-thinking technologist and champion for progress, breathes new life into libraries and educational institutions through his groundbreaking work across his careers. By seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art technology, fostering dynamic collaboration, and nurturing a culture of innovation, Brian masterfully transforms organizations into vibrant centers of creativity, knowledge-sharing, and community engagement that inspire lifelong learning. His unwavering commitment to reimagining the role of libraries and educational institutions in the modern world has a profound impact on communities, reshaping the way organizations operate and cementing his legacy as a transformative force for change in the world of education.


Since 2000, Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees in 28+ states, live and online, in service, safety, and security. His programs are fast, entertaining, and provide tools that can be put to use immediately in the library workspace with all types of patrons.

In 2015, the ALA published his book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities. His new book, The Safe Library: Keeping Users, Staff, and Collections Secure, was just published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Steve holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.), an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board-certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

He has written 25 books on business, security, and leadership topics. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with six dogs and two cats.

More on The Safe Library at Follow on X (Twitter) at @thesafelibrary and on YouTube @thesafelibrary. Dr. Albrecht's professional website is

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