National Cyber Security Awareness Month @ BPL

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Bossier Parish Library's IT Department will be offering a series of special lectures on different aspects of staying safe online. Registration begins today! You can find more information on registration our website -

We are also going to provide a short description of each class here on this blog, and in the coming weeks this blog will feature tips for staying safe online, including creating strong passwords and protecting your identity.

October Class Schedule

Security for New Computer Users

This class will share general security tips for new computer users. This will include creating secure passwords, protecting your information, and staying safe online while shopping or banking online. It is open to people of all ages. This is a lecture only class, and will be held in the meeting room of the Bossier Library Historical Center.
When: Thursday, October 9th, 10:00 -11:30am
Where: Bossier Library History Center Meeting Room

Security Tips for Parents

Get tips on talking to your ids about online security and tools for keeping kids safe online. We will also discuss what to do if someone in your family is bullied or harassed online. 
When: Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 - 2:30pm
Where: Bossier Library History Center Meeting Room

Security Tips for Job Seekers and Young Professionals

It is becoming more common for employers to use your online presence as a factor when deciding whether to hire or promote you. Every post on Facebook and Twitter can have an impact on your future. Learn how your online presence can be a help or a hindrance when searching for a job. We will also discuss workplace security. 
When: Thursday, October 23rd, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Where: Bossier Library History Center Meeting Room