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Join Our Free Webinar about Authorization and Authentication Basics

Join Our Free Webinar about Authorization and Authentication Basics

Thursday, February 1, 12:00 – 1:00pm CT

Providing off-campus access to electronic resources is a particularly challenging process for many smaller institutions. Through this webinar, several librarians from smaller public libraries, school districts, and academic libraries, will describe the services they do or do not provide, and what they would like to see in improved authentication tools. Members of Core’s Federated Authentication Committee will present a range of current options and challenges for the future, followed by questions, answers, and discussion between the panel and audience. If you’re not sure where you are with off-campus authentication, or are not sure what your next steps should be, join us for this free webinar to learn more.

Presenters from small public libraries, community colleges, and school districts will discuss their approaches to the problem, along with discussion about an overview of available systems, and challenges for the future. Please join us!

Host: Michael Scott, Associate Editor & Librarian, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), University of California at Los Angeles


  • Keith Darrock, Library Manager, Public & Technical Services, Port Townsend (WA) Public Library, addressing challenges for small public libraries
  • Lori Cunningham and Chris Galluzzo, Librarians, Community College of Allegheny County – Boyce Campus (PA), discussing their solutions in the community college setting
  • Christopher Harris, Director of School Library System, and Andy Austin, Library Technologies Specialist, both with Genesee Valley BOCES (NY), highlighting tools they’ve developed for several regional school systems
  • Hong Ma, Interim Associate Dean for User Services, Loyola University Chicago, reviewing a range of options that exist for managing authentication in these settings
  • Amanda Ferrante, Principal Product Manager for Identity & Access Management, EBSCO Information Systems, looking at challenges for the future of authentication