Safe at Work

An essential tool for librarians of every stripe, this book provides excellent coverage of issues of vital importance to library administration.

Safe at Work

Author: Teri R. Switzer

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This thorough bibliography includes a whole host of media including theses and dissertations, Internet sites, videos, sound recordings, conference proceedings, and serials. An essential tool for librarians of every stripe, this book provides excellent coverage of issues of vital importance to library administration.

Helping the Difficult Library Patron

Safe at Work ? Library Security and Safety Issues is a comprehensive
bibliography which includes sections on problem patrons , sexual harassment ,
workplace violence , collection and premise security , computer and technology
security and ...

Helping the Difficult Library Patron

Author: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789017314

Page: 303

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A problem patron is not one with difficult requests or obscure interests, but one who displays behavior that is deemed destructive, criminal, bothersome, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate. Librarians look at the nature of the problem in academic and public libraries, the impact of such technologies as the Internet and cell phones, and solutions from other professions as well as from the experience of librarians.

Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings

He uses the anecdotal method to convey a strong sense of need for security
precautions in all types of libraries. There is ... Safe at Work? Library Security and
Safety Issues. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. This selective bibliography offers ...

Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings

Author: Gerard B. McCabe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305924

Page: 165

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Provides help in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project.

Helping the Difficult Library Patron

Library and Archival Security 9, 3-19. 8. Switzer, T. R. (1999). Safe at Work?
Library Security and Safety Issues. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 9. Smith,
N. M. & 1. Adams. (1991). Using Active Listening to Deal with Patron Problems.

Helping the Difficult Library Patron

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317951816

Page: 314

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This insightful book shows you how to deal with an issue as old as the library profession: interacting with problem patrons. It looks at this fact of life that affects almost every facet of library work and provides practical solutions--some developed within the field and some borrowed from other professions--that will improve reference services for those you serve and make the work of your library staff less stressful, more productive, and increasingly meaningful. Helping the Difficult Library Patron: New Approaches to Examining and Resolving a Long-Standing and Ongoing Problem examines: the nature of the problem from historical and demographic perspectives ways of dealing with the problem in academic and public libraries competency-based training techniques that will empower your frontline staff the impact of new technologies such as cellular phones and the Internet and ways of dealing with the new breeds of difficult patrons that come with them solutions from our colleagues what we can learn from the perspectives of others--psychotherapists, businesspeople, and corporate managers--you even get a Zen Buddhist viewpoint! effective ways to utilize community resources such as campus and local police and much, much more! Nowhere in the library literature have so many practitioners and educators combined their efforts to examine and provide solutions to this ageless problem. Library administrators, staff, and educators will find Helping the Difficult Library Patron a matchless resource!

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

McIntyre, J. (1998) 'A dual approach to risk management', Liber Quarterly: the
Journal of European Research Libraries, 8 (4): ... Security Security is an integral
part of disaster management which permeates all its aspects, ... Shuman, B. A. (
1999) Library Security and Safety Handbook. ... Switzer, T. R. (1999) Safe at
Work?

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351943901

Page: 256

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Disaster planning might not seem a pressing concern - until disaster strikes. Recent events have reminded us that any collection or service may be at risk, and libraries and archives must have prevention and recovery measures in place. Written by academics and practitioners, drawing on firsthand experience and research worldwide, including Australia, Scandinavia and the USA, Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives reviews and explains the importance and scope of disaster management planning, and what can be done before, during and after incidents. The book begins by explaining how to develop a disaster control plan, outlining the different phases from prevention to recovery, and goes on to provide guidance on risk assessment and management methods which should underpin disaster planning. Individual chapters then focus on fire and flooding, bringing together lessons learned from recent disasters in the UK with case study material including information on prevention systems and reaction and recovery measures. A chapter on cooperative projects in the USA follows, providing examples of how collaborative partnerships and networks can be organized so that help, expertise and resources can be shared to facilitate management of disasters. The effect on people, both employees and users, must never be overlooked; this is the emphasis of the second half of the book. Research on the impact of a major library fire in Sweden forms the basis of the next chapter, which explains how the psychological impact of disasters on both staff and the local community can be managed. The following chapter describes the devastating effects on cultural institutions and their staff of war in Croatia in the early 1990s and extraordinary achievements against the odds. Ways of maintaining immediate, temporary service continuity along with planning for long-term restoration of services are exemplified by a case study of the fire at the Central Library of Norwich. Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives offers advice and insight for managers beginning to work on or reviewing disaster management within their organizations. The accounts of actual events highlight the real-life challenges faced and the effectiveness of appropriate solutions, while the guide to information sources at the end of the book signposts readers to a wealth of other useful material.

Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book Manuscript and Special Collection Libraries

Soete, George J. Management of Library Security. ... Philadelphia Inquirer
Magazine, 25 May 1999. http://www. museum-security.org/theft-of-confidence.htm
(accessed 2010). ... Switzer, Teri R. Safe at Work? Library Security and Safety
Issues.

Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book  Manuscript  and Special Collection Libraries

Author: Everett C. Wilkie

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 0838985920

Page: 364

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Library Developments

Topics covered in the journal articles and reference sources include workplace
safety , difficult patrons , wellness and ... Safe At Work ? Library Security and
Safety Issues . Teri R. Switzer . Scarecrow Press , 1999 . The authors recount
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The Reference librarian

Teachers ' Perceptions about Serious Problems in Their Schools , by Type and
Control of School : 1990 - 91 and 1993 - 94 . ... Safe at Work ? Library Security
and Safety Issues . Lanham , MD : Scarecrow Press . 9 . Smith , N . M . & I .
Adams .

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Library Security and Safety Handbook

It is natural that people are going to exhibit a wide range of problem behaviors,
each requiring a different approach, ... In other words, what works with one
difficult individual on a given day may not work on other individuals on the same
day, nor ... to libraries as public buildings: physical security of occupants of the
building (ranging from stairways inspected for safety ... Every library staff member
has an obligation to all who enter the building to provide a safe environment in
which they ...

Library Security and Safety Handbook

Author: Bruce A. Shuman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838907146

Page: 310

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"By combining practical measures with the reality of serving the public, Shuman discusses how to recognize the motives and unique problems some patrons may pose. He explains how to be vigilant without being paranoid about library security."--BOOK JACKET.

Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition

Covering all aspects of a library experience, from ease of parking to functionality
and layout, the authors suggest asking people who use or work in the building to
evaluate accessibility, aesthetics, environmental quality, and safety and security
... for emergency planning is the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Web
site.7 Establishing a safe and secure workplace for staff is a joint responsibility.

Library and Information Center Management  8th Edition

Author: Robert D. Stueart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693264

Page: 470

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This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries Creating a Safe Haven

Creating a Safe Haven Christie Kaaland Ed.D. William Lokey ... The rationale
and goal for vulnerability assessment is the sustained safety, security, and health
of all members of the school community. ... Preparation involves examining the
library, the school, and the greater surrounding community for issues of safety,
stability, and durability. ... perhaps a parent, a local community member, the
special education teacher, or a student representative would work well in this
position.

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries  Creating a Safe Haven

Author: Christie Kaaland Ed.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697308

Page: 203

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When disaster strikes, school librarians can play a key role in keeping kids safe. This is the only book written specifically to provide school librarians with emergency preparedness and recovery tools as well as curricular tie-ins. • Covers the impact of recent natural disasters on schools and addresses the changing landscape with regard to school violence • Provides a guide to school emergency planning and ways in which school librarians can take the lead in making it a reality • Features checklists, reproducible role-playing scenarios, and other aids for creating an emergency preparedness plan • Lists equipment and resources the school library can provide during disasters • Suggests curricular tie-ins and books you can use to work with students before and after a disaster or violent incident

LA Record

John Hinks Loughborough University Switzer, Ten R. Safe at Work? Library
Security and Safety Issues. Scarecrow Press, 1999. £37.55. ISBN 0 8108 3623 8.
In the not-too-distant past, security and safety issues in libraries related mainly to
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Building Security and Personal Safety

Library security today is more complex, extending beyond the traditional concern
with loss and mutilation of property to ... Management has become aware of the
need to provide a safe working environment and unrestricted user access to
resources. SURVEY BACKGROUND/RESULTS. This flyer and kit addresses
management and personnel issues related to building security, problem behavior
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Building Security and Personal Safety

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Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

West Virginia Libraries

VIRGINIA Safety and Security : Tips for Librarians WVLA ALA Councilor ' s Report
WEST VIRGINIA LIBRARIES Joe. PERIODICAL W E SI 32 W4 118 Vol . 51 No . 2
April 1998 Dr . Majed Khader , Marshall University ibraries are relatively safe
working places . Accidents , inci dents , and problem patrons are not something
that happen frequently , but they need to be addressed . Incidents such as ...

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Library Security

In this book he addresses security issues important to all libraries, including Specific guidance for common situations, such as unruly teens, unwanted sexual advances, chronically homeless substance abusers, and moreThe elements of an ...

Library Security

Author: Steve Albrecht

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891330X

Page: 184

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Library work is really all about people. And the inclusive, welcoming nature of the library means that all kinds of people pass through its doors. Not all difficult patrons are dangerous, but some frighten staff and other library users, which can lead to situations that are distracting, troubling, and fraught with liability. For more than a decade, Albrecht, a 15-year police veteran, has presented workshops for libraries on dealing with challenging patrons. His no-nonsense advice will empower library staff in their personal security and give them the tools to confidently communicate with their colleagues, patrons, and members of law enforcement regarding inappropriate behavior. In this book he addresses security issues important to all libraries, including Specific guidance for common situations, such as unruly teens, unwanted sexual advances, chronically homeless substance abusers, and moreThe elements of an effective Code of Conduct and how to enforce itTips on how to manage internet usage to minimize potential problemsHow to align with patrons and use language that defuses the conflictForming partnerships with service organizations, homeless shelters, mental health advocacy groups, and other community resourcesHow to know when it’s time to call the police, plus ideas for increasing law enforcement supportWays to make the library more secure through changes to facilitiesThrough the methods outlined in this book, Albrecht demonstrates that effective communication not only makes library users feel more comfortable but also increases staff morale, ensuring the library is place where everyone feels welcome.

Public Libraries

The right to work in a safe environment and the right not to be harassed are
crucial to all workers . ... these topics ; young female employees , in particular ,
may feel they are incompetent or immature if they share safety concerns . ... The
video Be Prepared : Security and Your Library helpfully illustrates a variety of
ways to handle problem situations , but its emphasis on requesting police or
security - guard ...

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Computer Safety Reliability and Security

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2007.

Computer Safety  Reliability  and Security

Author: Francesca Saglietti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540751017

Page: 548

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2007. The 33 revised full papers and 16 short papers are organized in topical sections on safety cases, impact of security on safety, fault tree analysis, safety analysis, security aspects, verification and validation, platform reliability, reliability evaluation, formal methods, static code analysis, safety-related architectures.