Library Security Strategies

Regardless of the size or type of library, staff and patrons need to feel confident that their facility is welcoming and safe. Does your library have a clear plan for dealing with problem patrons and other security incidents?

In the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, Dr. Steve Albrecht—a library security expert, consultant and author of several books on workplace violence—will lead our expert panel in a discussion on both preventative and reactive security strategies.

Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 8 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on the go.

Joining Dr. Albrecht in discussing how to diffuse incidents before they happen, and how to respond to them when they do, will be:

Jennifer Velásquez, coordinator of teen services, San Antonio Public Library System
Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, executive director, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
Don’t miss this episode! You can pre-register here or go to on May 8 at 2pm EST to view (pre-registration is not required).