Safe at Work

Safe at Work

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

Author: Teri R. Switzer

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ISBN: UOM:39015046000371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Helping the Difficult Library Patron

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 ...

Author: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789017318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings

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 ...

Author: Gerard B. McCabe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305927

Category: Architecture

Page: 165

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

Helping the Difficult Library Patron

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.

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317951810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

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?

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351943901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Crash Course in Dealing with Difficult Library Customers

Crash Course in Dealing with Difficult Library Customers

Print. Switzer, Teri R. Safe at Work? Library Security and Safety Issues. Lanham,
MD: Scarecrow Press, 1999. Print. Tannen, Deborah. You Just DonÊt
Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. New York: Harper, 2001. Print.
Taylor, Paul.

Author: Shelley Elizabeth Mosley

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610692847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

View: 728

Libraries are public places—open to anyone and everyone. This book contains invaluable, practical tips for library staff who sometimes must deal with difficult or even dangerous individuals and situations. • Presents practical, down-to-earth approaches based on the authors' many years of real-world experience that can be applied in any type of library environment • Provides advice about unpleasant situations in an accessible, non-threatening way that also injects an appropriate modicum of levity into a serious subject • Supplies essential tools for dealing with difficult patrons ranging from "the censor" to "the VIP" to dangerous, unstable individuals • Gives readers the knowledge they need to be prepared for handling potential problems, resulting in greater confidence and peace of mind at the workplace
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Developments

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
their ...

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Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105024908233

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

The Reference librarian

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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LA Record

LA Record

Switzer , Teri R. Safe at Work ? Library Security and Safety Issues . Scarecrow
Press , 1999. £ 37.55 . ISBN 08108 3623 8 . Those bookish teenage horrors In
the not - too - distant past , security and safety issues in libraries related mainly to
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079655091

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries

Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition

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.

Author: Robert D. Stueart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 364

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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.

Author: Christie Kaaland Ed.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

View: 833

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
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Building Security and Personal Safety

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
, ...

Author:

Publisher: Association of Research Libr

ISBN: UOM:39015014451127

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 141

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Categories: Academic libraries

Library Journal

Library Journal

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ISBN: UOM:39015082964480

Category: Libraries

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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.
Categories: Libraries

Food Safety and Protection

Food Safety and Protection

This book provides an overview of issues associated primarily with food safety, shelf-life assessment and preservation of foods.

Author: V Ravishankar Rai

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351649452

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

View: 502

This book provides an overview of issues associated primarily with food safety, shelf-life assessment and preservation of foods. Food safety and protection is a multidisciplinary topic that focuses on the safety, quality, and security aspects of food. Food safety issues involve microbial risks in food products, foodborne infections, and intoxications and food allergenicity. Food protection deals with trends and risks associated with food packaging, advanced food packaging systems for enhancing product safety, the development and application of predictive models for food microbiology, food fraud prevention, and food laws and regulations with the aim to provide safe foods for consumers. Food Safety and Protection covers various aspects of food safety, security, and protection. It discusses the challenges involved in the prevention and control of foodborne illnesses due to microbial spoilage, contamination, and toxins. It starts with documentation on the microbiological and chemical hazards, including allergens, and extends to the advancements in food preservation and food packaging. The book covers new and safe food intervention techniques, predictive food microbiology, and modeling approaches. It reviews the legal framework, regulatory agencies, and laws and regulations for food protection. The book has five sections dealing with the topics of predictive microbiology for safe foods; food allergens, contaminants, and toxins; preservation of foods; food packaging; and food safety laws.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Library Security

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 ...

Author: Steve Albrecht

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838913307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Office workers are often thought to have pleasant , safe environments to work in .
... office work is not as hazardous as many other workplaces , there are a variety
of safety and health problems that may ... transport clerks Stock clerks Production
clerks Transport clerks Library , mail and related clerks Library and filing clerks ...

Author: Jeanne Mager Stellman

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221098168

Category: Electronic books

Page: 1253

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Categories: Electronic books

Gale Directory of Databases

Gale Directory of Databases

Covers topics such as hazard evaluation , personal protective equipment ,
developing a sense of safety , safe use of tools ... Covers topics such as
workplace safety and security , policies on safety and security , drug testing ,
background checks , criminal record checks , and more . ... Safety Meetings
Library on CD - ROM Business & Legal Reports Inc . 141 Mill Rock Rd . E Old
Saybrook , CT 06475 ...

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ISBN: 0787682322

Category: Databases

Page: 1720

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This is a guide to computer-readable databases available online, in CD-ROM format, or in other magnetic formats. Details include database descriptions, costs, and whom to contact for purchase. The material is indexed alphabetically, and by subject, vendor, and producer.
Categories: Databases

Computer Safety Reliability and Security

Computer Safety  Reliability  and Security

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

Author: Francesca Saglietti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540751014

Category: Computers

Page: 548

View: 674

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.
Categories: Computers