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Originally presented October 21, 2019

Dr. Steve Albrecht, a nationally recognized workplace violence expert and the author of the 2015 ALA book, Library Security: Better Communications, Safer Facilities, discusses recent trends in library security, including

  • - workplace violence threats and active shooter responses;
  • - preventing sexual and racial harassment of staff by patrons;
  • - dealing with challenging patrons;
  • - safe interactions with homeless patrons;
  • - keeping rural library locations safe; and
  • - managing workplace stress.

This webinar was co-sponsored by library 2.0.

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Library Security Solutions.pptx

Library 2.0 (www.library20.com) is a free online community of 28,000 librarians from around the world. Library 2.0 hosts a series of free online mini-conferences on library-related topics, with hundreds of conference keynote and regular presentations available in the community archive. We also offer a series of hour-long paid webinars (and their recordings) given by Dr. Steve Albrecht on security and management topics. The webinars and their recordings can be purchased at Library20.com or in the Library 2.0 Niche Academy at https://my.nicheacademy.com/library20.

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Dr. Steve Albrecht

For the past 17 years, Dr. Steve Albrecht has made himself well-known to library training audiences around the country. His fast and empowering workshops focus on library safety and security issues; patron behavioral problems; customer service tools; and facility security improvements. His 2015 book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities, was published by the ALA. Steve is one of the country's leading experts on the prevention of workplace and school violence. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. He interviewed a double murderer for the book. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board certified in human resources, security, employee coaching, and threat management. In 1999, Steve retired from the San Diego Police Department, where he had worked since 1984, both as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant and a domestic violence investigator. He has written 21 books on business, security, and law enforcement subjects.