Monday, March 20, 2023

New Albrecht Blog Post on Library 2.0 - "The Joys and Pains of Being a Librarian: The Best and Worst Parts of Your Job"

We've just posted a new blog post by Dr. Albrecht in our "Library Service, Safety, & Security" section of Library 2.0"The Joys and Pains of Being a Librarian: The Best and Worst Parts of Your Job."
Consider the scope of your library career, however short or long. There have been huge changes in the profession just from 2020 to today. There are lots of examples in your working life with the public that have probably included good and bad situations, routine and highly-abnormal events, crime and emergencies, and highly maddening and truly touching moments...
You can read the full post here

Dr. Albrecht's twice-monthly Library 2.0 podcast and blog posts are available for free, as are: access to 48,000 other library professionals, our regular mini-conferences, and all the conference recordings. We also offer a series of Dr. Albrecht paid webinars and recordings which are available for individual or group viewing here.


    Since 2000, Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees in 25+ states, live and online, in service, safety, and security. His programs are fast, entertaining, and provide tools that can be put to use immediately in the library workspace with all types of patrons. 

    In 2015, the ALA published his book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities.

    His new book, The Safe Library: Keeping Users, Staff, and Collections Secure, is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

    Steve 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.

    He 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


    Friday, March 17, 2023

    SJSU iSchool Online Event - "Women in Information" for Women's History Month

    The School of Information at San José State University is the founding sponsor of the Library 2.0 conference series, a partnership we have had for 13 years. Please consider attending their free symposium on March 22nd.

    Women in InformationSJSU iSchool Celebrates Women's History Month


    The SJSU School of Information is hosting a free online symposium in celebration of Women’s History Month.

    Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

    Register to attend:


    Welcome (10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Pacific Time)

    • Dr. Anthony Chow, PhD, Professor and Director, SJSU iSchool

    Opening Keynote Address (10:05 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time)

    • Dr. Sandra Hirsh: Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education, San José State University
    • Dr. Sanda Erdelez: Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational and Information Sciences, Simmons University 

    Women in Information Panel Discussion (11:00 – 11:55 a.m. Pacific Time)

    • Tiffany Duck: Customer Success Manager for Skilltype
    • Dr. Rong Tang: Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University
    • Deb Seys: Senior Director of Learning and Communities, Alation
    • Sara Jones: Washington State Librarian

    Concluding Remarks (11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)