Program: Safety & Security in the Library
Speaker: Lisa Matte, MLS, MSHRM - Director of Jervis Library in Rome, NY,
Description: The safety of staff and patrons is a top priority for all libraries, with managers striving to maintain a welcoming and secure environment for all who wish to make use of the space. Librarians must strike a balance between offering a broad open-door policy for all community members and ensuring a safe, secure environment for staff and patrons. This workshop will cover safety best practices as well as policies and laws that can guide you as you strive to prevent, deter, and respond to situations in your libraries.