A 60-minute webinar with Q&A, part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht, held live (and recorded) on Friday, August 28th, 2020, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

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"Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship," a one-hour webinar presented by Library 2.0 and Dr. Steve Albrecht.

In these times of Covid and national protests, the relationship between the police and the citizens they are sworn to protect is under scrutiny. This webinar session is all about  examining the interactions and response your local police department or sheriff's department has with your library and its branches. It's time to talk about what's working, what needs to stop, what needs improvement, and what library leaders can do to protect their staff and their patrons with security solutions that don't necessarily need to involve the police.

Topics include:

  • Typical police responses to library safety and security issues: What needs to change or stay the same?
  • Understanding the police culture: Why do they do what they do?
  • Police dreams and nightmares: They regularly dream of tactical failure, even after they retire.
  • Working with police leadership for better service.
  • Getting service, safety, and security help from uniformed guard companies: Best practices for security officer interactions, posted orders, and the need to make changes.
  • Community resources for patrons with mental health issues: Social workers, psychiatric nurses, psychology students and interns, PERT and HOT teams.
  • Solutions for patrons experiencing homelessness beyond just calling the police.
  • Help with student behavioral problems: District support, student senate members, teen teams, parents and volunteers.
  • Volunteer programs using retired professionals, for help with challenging partons.

COST: $99/person - includes access to the recording, presentation slides, and the attendee discussion forum. For group discounts, to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email steve@learningrevolution.com.

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As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally known for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He specializes in workplace and school violence awareness and crisis response programs for private-sector firms, municipal and state government, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities. His clients include the two biggest municipal insurers in California.

In 1994, Dr. Albrecht co-wrote Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace, one of the first business books on workplace violence. Besides his work as a conference presenter and keynote speaker, he appears in the media and on the Internet, as a source on workplace violence, security, and crime. His 21 business and police books include Library Security; Tough Training Topics; Added Value Negotiating; Service, Service, Service!; and Fear and Violence on the Job.

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.