ALA Essentials for Library Workers: Library Security

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Security is essential in any facility, and libraries are no exception. Everyone in the library faces the responsibility of dealing with both routine security problems and emergencies. In this training, security expert Dr. Steve Albrecht, author of Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities, helps you prepare for all sorts of different security situations, including theft, misuse of restrooms, medical emergencies, weather incidents, workplace violence, active shooter scenarios, and more. You'll learn important strategies that will help keep you, your patrons, and your colleagues safe.

After participating in this training, you will know how to

  • Address and respond to security incidents
  • Create a culture of safety and security in your library
  • Create library security incident reports and know the value of them

Your purchase grants your library a one-year license to use this training for the number of users within your library that you’ve selected in the drop-down menu.  For pricing on bulk registrations for over 125 users, please contact us at

Learn more about the ALA Essentials for Library Workers series by viewing this free informational webinar.


About the Instructor

Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, is board certified in HR, security management, and employee coaching. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, a B.S. in Psychology, and a B.A. in English. He worked for the San Diego Police Department from 1984 to 1999 and is the author of 15 books on business, workplace security, and criminal justice topics, including Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities (ALA Editions, 2015).

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