Thursday, December 9, 2010

Freee webinar - E-Rate, CIPA, and Library Filters

Title: E-Rate, CIPA, and Library Filters: What You Need to Know

Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Start Time: Noon, Pacific Time

1:00 pm, Mountain Time

2:00 pm, Central Time

3:00 pm, Eastern Time

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required. For Tips and Registration Information, please go to

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The requirements governing E-Rate, CIPA, and filtering in libraries is often confusing.

· Has your library decided not to apply for E-Rate funds because of the filtering requirements?

· Do you get E-Rate or LSTA funds that require filtering but you aren't sure if you are in compliance?

· If our library doesn't filter, are there other laws we should be worrying about?

· When does patron Internet use shift from Free Speech to Harassment?

· Is there anything new in filtering technology?

Mary Minow ( and Lori Ayre ( will provide answers to these questions and more as they revisit the issues related to filtering, CIPA, and the often-confusing laws that libraries must navigate.

Each speaker will explain the elements that libraries need to address when developing or revising their Internet Use Policies and using technology to enforce them. Whether you apply for E-Rate now or are wondering if you should, this webinar will provide useful tools for navigating these sometimes muddy waters.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will have:

· a basic understanding of the filtering requirements for libraries that receive E-Rate and LSTA funds

· a knowledge of best practices for using filters in libraries aside from E-Rate and LSTA requirement

· an introduction to how internet content filters work

· an update on what's new in filtering technology

· a review of free speech and sexual harassmentlaw as it applies to the Internet in public and school libraries

This one-hour webinar will be of interest to library staff responsible for filing E-Rate documents, public service staff, library administrators, and IT staff in charge of public access computers.

Speakers: Mary Minow and Lori Bowen Ayre

Mary Minow is an attorney, consultant, and a former librarian and library trustee. She edits the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site ( She teaches digital copyright at San Jose State School of Library Science and at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She is a past President of the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners. Minow is the first recipient of the California Library Association's Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award, given in 2004. Minow's blog is at

Lori Bowen Ayre is the Principal Consultant for The Galecia Group, a library technology consulting company that has been serving libraries for almost 10 years. Lori has been an advocate for expanding the use of open source software in libraries for public computers, web applications, calendaring and content management systems. She is particularly excited about the opportunities associated with open source library system software (Evergreen and Koha) because of the opportunities these open source software projects present for libraries to save money, and even more importantly, control their own destiny.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at:

Webinar: E-Rate, CIPA, and Library Filters: What You Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Time: Noon, Pacific Time

1:00 pm, Mountain Time

2:00 pm, Central Time

3:00 pm, Eastern Time

Speakers: Mary Minow and Lori Bowen Ayre