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Michigan library safety programs

Michigan library safety programs

Join MCLS, Michigan Library Cooperative Directors Association, Library of Michigan, Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA), and Michigan Library Association (MLA) this fall for two programs on safety in libraries.

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Library security: A safer place

September 6, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm

(Registration 9:30-10am; program will begin at 10am)

University Center, Gaylord, MI

Dr. Steve Albrecht new-window-icon.png, PHR, CPP, BCC, CTM, an internationally-known consultant on workplace violence prevention training programs, school violence prevention, and high-risk human resources, will present this program. Dr. Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees on the do's and don'ts of handling challenging and threatening patrons of many types. He offers practical and realistic tools to make your library a safer place to work. The day will include a hands-on component with role playing scenarios, exercises, and tips for creating policy. Dr. Albrecht's background in law enforcement and human resources, combined with his sense of humor, help form an information-packed and empowering day to help your library be a more secure place.

Cost: $40, includes lunch

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For those interested in staying overnight in Gaylord the night before, the night of the event, or both: For your convenience, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Baymont Inn & Suites Gaylord new-window-icon.png for September 5 and/or 6. The special group rate is $67.99 plus tax per night. In order to take advantage of this rate, you must call the hotel at 989-731-6331 to make your reservation, and give them Group ID# 0905MS (no online reservations for this rate). The block is listed under MCLS. Accommodations are NOT included in the registration fee, and payment will be expected by the individual making the reservation. Cut-off for this special group rate is August 5 or when all rooms are filled.

 

Creating a culture of safety and security in your library

September 7, 2017, 9am - 3:30pm

(Registration 9-9:30am; program will begin at 9:30am)

Dearborn Public Library, Dearborn, MI

Dr. Steve Albrecht new-window-icon.png, PHR, CPP, BCC, CTM, an internationally-known consultant on workplace violence prevention training programs, school violence prevention, and high-risk human resources, will be the keynote. His presentation will focus on practical tools to keep your staff safe, developing policy, and dealing with challenging and threatening patrons.

Jodie Layne, activist, writer, and founder of Safer Spaces Winnipeg new-window-icon.png, was named one of Chatelaine Magazine's 2015 Women of the Year, one of CBC Manitoba’s “Future 40”, and one of Manitoba’s Most Fascinating People. Jodie works primarily with music venues, festivals, and bars to create policies and procedures and train staff and volunteers, with an emphasis on bystander intervention. She will present on "Libraries as safer spaces." Jodie's presentation will include defining, "What is safe space," as well as how to use victim-centered responses in order to help patrons feel safe at our libraries.

Eva Davis new-window-icon.png, director of Canton Public Library new-window-icon.png, will share about how CPL, as co-chair of the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition, works with Muslim and Sikh partners, among others, to create family-friendly events where local communities come together in a celebration of diversity and unity. In this session, participants will learn how to work with community groups to create these public events for any special population to make all feel welcome in your library.

Cost: $55, includes lunch

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