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: Education

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: Education

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.

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

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 ...

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

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

(Chapter 5 'Emergency and disaster management policies and procedures', 149–79.) Switzer, T. R. (1999) Safe at Work? Library Security and Safety Issues ...

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

New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2002. Print. Switzer, Teri R. Safe at Work? Library Security and Safety Issues. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1999. Print.

Author: Shelley Elizabeth Mosley

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610692847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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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

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Switzer, T.R. Safe at Work? Library Security and Safety Issues; The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: Lanham, MD, 1999. 106. Taylor, W. Thomas.

Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031546

Category: Computers

Page: 6106

View: 168

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
Categories: Computers

Library Developments

Library Developments

SAFETY AND SECURITY 13. Safe At Work ? Library Security and Safety Issues . Teri R. Switzer . Scarecrow Press , 1999 . The authors recount their experiences ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112052912968

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The Reference librarian

The Reference librarian

Safe at Work ? Library Security and Safety Issues . Lanham , MD : Scarecrow Press . 9. Smith , N. M. & I. Adams . ( 1991 ) . Using Active Listening to Deal ...

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Building Security and Personal Safety

Building Security and Personal Safety

Library security today is more complex, extending beyond the traditional concern with ... Management has become aware of the need to provide a safe working ...

Author: Karen Havill Bingham

Publisher: Association of Research Libr

ISBN: UOM:39015014451127

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 141

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Categories: Academic libraries

Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety

Thank you Steve and Dan for bringing safety out of the classroom and putting it on the front line where it belongs." —Scott M. Primiano, founder of Polestar Performance Programs, Inc. and author of Hard Market Selling: Thriving in the New ...

Author: Dan Hopwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470114933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Categories: Business & Economics

LA Record

LA Record

DVD cases available now library security cases The Library Association ... is the best site for obtaining information on health and safety related issues ?

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113565373

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries

Libraries in the Information Age

Libraries in the Information Age

Chicago : American Library Association , 1999 . Switzer , Teri R. Safe at Work ? Library Security and Safety Issues . Metuchen , NJ : Scarecrow Press ...

Author: Denise K. Fourie

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015054378453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Introduces LIS students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers by providing an important overview of libraries in the era of electronic information.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015079882331

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

Library Journal

Library Journal

... with ample work and life of the devoted midwife there , and for its pertinent insights into his ways . safe - sex and safety reminders .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066122840

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

Library Security and Safety Handbook

Library Security and Safety Handbook

If necessary , library security officers may need to discuss these issues with ... True , in a sense , but we have the right to work in a safe environment .

Author: Bruce A. Shuman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838907148

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Library Security and Safety Guide to Prevention Planning and Response

The Library Security and Safety Guide to Prevention  Planning  and Response

Because there have been many changes in the concepts and concerns of institutional security and safety since September 11, 2001, most of the books, ...

Author: Miriam B. Kahn

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909492

Category: Education

Page: 129

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Security planning, part of disaster response and continuous operations planning, is the key to proactively addressing potential safety issues. This book discusses key safety and security issues step-by-step, then gives tips on implementing prevention strategies, creating guidelines for libraries and staff, and minimizing risk.
Categories: Education

The Bowker Annual 2000

The Bowker Annual 2000

Management of Library and Archival Security : From the Outside Looking In . Ed . by Robert K. ... Safe at Work ? Library Security and Safety Issues .

Author: Dave Bogart (ed.)

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: 0835243249

Category: Reference

Page: 900

View: 299

As an on-the-job answer book ... a statistical information resource ... a planning and research guide ... and a directory and calendar, The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2000 delivers the hard-to-find industry news and information you need all year long. This acclaimed "must have" resource provides: -- Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2000 and the years to come -- Plain-English explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs -- and how it will affect libraries -- Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance -- A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more. This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike -- and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter. You'll use it to: -- Keep informed on the latest trends in networking, the Internet, and other advances -- Locate information on industry events and organizations -- Find lists of best books, literary prizes, winners, and bestsellers -- Prepare budgets and justify requests -- Review recent legislation and regulations affecting your industry -- Learn about emerging trends, needs, problems, and opportunities. ... And that's just the beginning. With The Bowker Annual 2000 on hand, you won't spend hours or even days tracking down needed library or book trade data -- because the information you needis right at your fingertips.
Categories: Reference

Library Security

Library Security

Going Forward with Safety and Security Perhaps safe libraries should start with a complete and radical redesign of the actual use concept.

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

Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac

Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac

Safe at Work ? Library Security and Safety Issues . By Teri R. Switzer . Scarecrow Press , 1999. $ 39.50 . Scenario Planning for Libraries .

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 0835243850

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Page: 900

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