[Eril-l] vendors requiring phone numbers for MFA

Electronic Resources in Libraries discussion list eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Tue Apr 25 08:59:05 PDT 2023

Good question, Theresa. I recently wondered the same thing while writing
procedures for my work. For JOSPT, at least, I found I was able to switch
my phone number to an email address for MFA instead.

On Tue, Apr 25, 2023 at 11:47 AM Electronic Resources in Libraries
discussion list via Eril-l <eril-l at lists.eril-l.org> wrote:

> Hi all -
> Vendors and other sites required for technical services work are starting
> to require a cell phone number for multi-factor authentication via an
> authenticator app or sms.  E.g., to login to admin sites and get usage
> statistics.  We do NOT want staff using their personal cell phones for
> business purposes, for multiple reasons.  It's highly unlikely our
> institution will provide us with cell phones!
> Anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with this issue?
> Thanks and best, Theresa
> Theresa Arndt
> Assoc. Director for Library Resources & Administration
> Dickinson College
> Carlisle, PA 17013
> Office/voicemail:  (717) 245-1750
> arndtt at dickinson.edu
> she/her/hers
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Thomas Waters, MA, MLIS
Assistant Professor & Technical Services Librarian
Trustee Library of Brenau University
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
twaters1 at brenau.edu

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