Technology Committee Agenda

October 2, 2019 1 p.m.
SCLS Headquarters
Chester Room


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  1. Call to Order
    1. Introduction of guests/visitors
    2. Changes/Additions to the Agenda
    3. Requests to Address the Committee


  1. Approval of previous meeting minutes: June 5, 2019

  2. Action Items

  3. Discussion
    1. 2020 Technology Plan

    2. Cybersecurity Marc G

                                                              i.      Cybersecurity came up during a public policy conversation recently, and it got me wondering what, if anything, MPL or SCLS libraries should know/do about the topic. For example, what are we risking if we plug a patron flash drive into a *staff* computer? I see that happen frequently in order to facilitate printing of patron documents. Can we have a conversation about this sometime soon? Or if you prefer, start at the Tech committee and see what kind of questions people have. Relatedly, during ALA Annual in June, I heard that LITA will be rolling out some kind of partnership or professional development with the Cyber Readiness Institute. In January, I saw a presentation about a pilot CRI did with Harford County PL

    1. Review Network Policy updates (for approval at next meeting)

i. Libraries with Satellite Smart Switches are ARP, BLV (2), CIA, LDI, MOO, MRO and MTH


  1. Requests for New Service
    1. MAD/ORE (Matthew Lamb)

                                                              i.      Weekly (between working ref @ ORE, and circ @ MAD) I usually encounter one or more patrons who are having difficulties logging in because someone has clicked switch user, and they are trying to enter their credentials for your 'admin' user/domain..

It tends to happen less on the Windows 10 or 8.1 machines, so hopefully it is a problem that will go away on its own eventually.

In the meantime, what would it take, or is it even possible for the 'admin' login to have a user picture of a stop-sign or something similar? I often seem to be the only staff that seems to know to check this when folks are unable to log in. We could try to better educate our staff, but only about 25% of our staff routinely provide computer support.


  1. Reports
    1. Technology Report

  2. Items from Clusters


  1. Plan for next Meeting: December 4, 2019
    1. Approve: 2020 Technology Plan
    2. Discussion: Review preliminary 2020 meeting calendar


  1. Adjournment


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TC Agenda 10-2019