Keeping Our Schools Safe

Keeping Our Schools Safe:
Reporting, Assessing, and Managing Threats
A Library 2.0 + Webinar with Dr. Steve Albrecht

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School violence is not a “new epidemic,” as some news media still like to call it. It has existed since before the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and will happen beyond the most recent mass incident in Uvalde, Texas. Every event only shows us how far we still have to go as a nation, as educators, as parents, as first responders, and as campus employees. There is no quick fix to stop these shootings. Arming teachers, giving children ballistic blankets, or installing metal detectors in every school are not reasonable, realistic, or cost-effective solutions.

The two ways to help prevent school shootings are 1) to use a team-based assessment approach to understand the pre-attack behaviors of potential perpetrators, and 2) to have threat management plans, protocols, and security approaches already in place. This starts with campus-wide awareness of threats and the mechanism in place for students, staff, teachers, and parents to report threatening language or behaviors to a team of safety and security stakeholders. It continues with having the courage to act quickly, decisively, and accurately, to interrupt those potential attackers who are “on a path from ideas to actions.” It can be done and it has been done, with success. This program will give you the insights into the most recent cutting-edge, best practices on preventing school mass attack violence.

This 60-minute overview session is for all school administrators, teachers, and employees. It is presented by Library 2.0 and and hosted by author, security consultant, and threat assessment expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht. A handout copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who participate.


  • Best practices and lessons learned from past and recent national school violence cases.
  • Using the USSS Safe Schools and FBI research reports.
  • Our response to threat leakage - verbal, electronic, and social media.
  • The critical difference between Hunters versus Howlers in threat management.
  • Staffing, training, and operating a school district-based Threat Assessment Team.
  • The need for security tip lines, Incident Response Forms, and notification systems.
  • Case study practice, using actual incidents.

DATE: Wednesday, January 25th, 2022, at 2:00 pm US - Eastern Time


  • $99/person - includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and receiving a participation certificate. To arrange group discounts (see below), to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email
  • FREE for those on individual or group all-access passes (see below).


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SPECIAL GROUP RATES (email to arrange):

  • Multiple individual log-ins and access from the same organization paid together: $75 each for 3+ registrations, $65 each for 5+ registrations. Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.
  • The ability to show the webinar (live or recorded) to a group located in the same physical location or in the same virtual meeting from one log-in: $299.
  • Large-scale institutional access for viewing with individual login capability: $499 (hosted either at Library 2.0 or in Niche Academy). Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.


  • All-access annual passes include unlimited access to the recordings of all of Dr. Albrecht's previous Library 2.0 webinars, plus live and recorded access to his new webinars for one year. These are hosted either at Library 2.0 or Niche Academy (if preferred).
  • For a $499 individual all-access annual pass to all of Dr. Albrecht's live webinars and recordings for one year, please click here
  • Inquiries for all-access organizational contracts should be directed to

In 1994, Dr. Steve Albrecht co-wrote Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace, one of the first business books on workplace violence prevention. The book featured his in-person prison interview with a double workplace murderer. Since then he has interviewed two other workplace murderers in prison, which has helped his understanding of how to help public and private sector organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, utilities, aerospace, and hospitals to address threats of violence.

Using a Threat Assessment Team approach, Steve has trained thousands of school district and school campus employees in his awareness, assessment, and response protocols for threats that come to campus from current or former students, parents, current or former employees, or strangers.

He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.), an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board-certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

Steve has written 25 books on business, security, and leadership topics. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with six dogs and two cats.

His professional webite is at

Praise for Dr. Albrecht

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for presenting at our staff development day. Our staff has expressed their appreciation for the information and tools you provided. We know the lessons learned will be useful in our day-to-day work. It was a pleasure to have you with us -- even if it was only virtually." - Athens, GA

"I wanted to thank you for the session. My husband was listening from the other room and said, 'Wow, that was great!' This was the best
library workshop I've been to, and I've been to a lot! The staff was saying the same in emails." - Emily from MI

"I wanted to send you a note of thanks for your webinars... I watched 5 of them and found them to be incredibly informative. Currently I am working with my library's director to put together a situation response manual for safety and security matters that apply to our own library... What you have shared has been very useful to help set up some guidelines and decide a good direction for training within our organization. Thank you so much for sharing your insights." - Jennifer from IN

"I was able to view Library Safety and Security and Interacting with the Homeless. I learned so much and appreciate the education you offered.  I became aware of changes, large and small that I can make in my life to enhance how I interact with all people. I do hope our library offers your classes in the future because I did not view all the webinars that I wanted to and I am sure my coworkers feel the same. Thank you again." - Vicki from VA

"Your webinars were educational and inspiring." - Karen from GA

"I have recently watched all your webinars... (this begins to sound like a groupie saying, "I have all your records!") and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from them. They were probably the best work-at-home professional development material I encountered in the two months my library has been closed." - Barbara from BC Canada

"'I've learned a lot from your diverse offerings as I knew that I would. I listened to 4 of your webinars at this run. I also attended your talk last year at one of our branch libraries. I hope that your presentations remain in my mind and that your practical, philosophical and respectful methods of engagement can be brought forth in times of need." - Deborah from CA

"You're the best of the best." - Nick from CA

"[Y]ou've expanded our minds and helped us greatly with your generosity. Thank you for all that you do, I appreciate it immensely." - Valerie from TX 

"I've long wanted to explore your work, and have enjoyed and learned from 4 of your webinars so far, with plans to view them all. They are excellent! I am charged with leading our staff around issues of safety and security in our rural system, and you are a clear and dynamic voice in our field. I really appreciate your experience, knowledge, and presentation style, down to talking fast to get the most information into the time of the presentation! Hopefully, I'll be able to obtain the new edition of your book soon, as I hope to keep these themes as relevant currents for the duration of my career." - Kimberlee from CA