Dealing with Substance Abuse in Your Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community Workshop Group Rate

Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community Workshop—Group Rate

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$130.00
ALA Member: 
$ 117.00
Item Number:
1541-9280
Date: 
Day:  October 3, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Many American communities are in the grips of a substance abuse crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses account for 91 deaths a day in the United States. The opioid crisis is destroying lives, and many libraries are witnessing this problem first-hand amongst their patrons, with some librarians even being trained to administer doses of anti-overdose drugs. This is a problem that few librarians anticipated and an area where even fewer have relevant training.

How can we serve our communities to deal with this crisis most effectively? What are our public health obligations? What are our legal obligations? In this workshop, former detective, security and HR expert Steve Albrecht helps you build a strategy that works. You will gain practical solutions that will help you and your staff become more engaged and proactive.

You will learn:

  • How this crisis has impacted communities around the nation and why libraries have come to play a crucial role in the process
  • How to recognize substance abuse in patrons, from a legal and medical perspective
  • How to determine when a police response is warranted and when a medical response is warranted
  • How to recognize when and if Narcan use by library staff on opiate overdoes may be a necessity
  • Guidelines and best practices for dealing with substance abuse problems in your community

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Dr. Steve Albrecht

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).

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.