Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Lessons from School Shootings - Protecting Yourselves and Your Library Patrons

 "Protecting Yourselves and Your Patrons: Important Lessons for Library Leaders and Staff from School Shootings"
Part of the Library 2.0 Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht


Once again we are faced with a national tragedy that affects the safety and enhances the fears of everyone, with another mass shooting, this time at a Texas elementary school. It’s just too hard to deal with, especially coming just after another mass shooting at a Buffalo, NY grocery store. There is no end in sight to these events, regardless of what our legislators do at the national and state levels. The police response is one solution, but as we have seen in Texas, it’s not a perfect solution.

Therefore, when it comes to our safety and security at public-access buildings, like our schools, stores, and our libraries, it is up to the employees and their leaders to respond, improvise, adapt, and do all they can to protect themselves and the people inside.

There are specific lessons to be learned, by library leaders and staffers, from the Uvalde tragedy, that they can directly apply to help deny, deter, delay, and stop an armed attacker during the rare possibility of an active shooter event. There are important steps to take before an attack (look for signs of information leakage by a potential attacker; protect the facility with better access control); during an attack (Run-Hide-Fight); and after an attack (initiate traumatic stress debriefings).

Dr. Steve Albrecht will talk about all three of these areas, and give an in-depth look at what actually takes place during the structured debriefing process following a highly traumatic event. The more you know about that process, the better you can help yourself and your colleagues heal if it ever happens at your facility.

This 60-minute training webinar is presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by ALA author and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht.

DATE: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 2:00 pm US - Eastern Time


  • $99/person - includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and to receive 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).

TO REGISTER: Click HERE. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 (free) and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll approve you quickly. You can pay by PayPal or credit card, and will receive immediate and permanent access to the webinar recording. If you have any trouble registering for a webinar, if you need to be invoiced, or if you have any questions, please email NOTE: please check your spam folder if you don't receive your confirmation email right away.

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.
  • 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).


  • All-access annual passes include 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

Since 2000, Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees in 28+ states, live and online, in service, safety, security, and supervision. 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. He is currently writing the sequel, The Safe Library: Keeping Users, Staff, and Collections Secure, for 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 24 books on business, security, and leadership topics. He lives with six dogs, two cats, and three chickens. (Not all in the same room, of course.)

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