Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Dr. Steve Albrecht on Library 2.0: "The Clovis, New Mexico Library Shooting: A Look Back"

We've just posted a new blog post by Dr. Albrecht in our "Library Service, Safety, & Security" section of Library 2.0"The Clovis, New Mexico Library Shooting: A Look Back." 
The details are chilling. On Monday, August 28, 2017, at about 4:15 pm, 16-year-old high school student Nathaniel Jouett went into the Clovis-Carver, New Mexico library branch in downtown Clovis with a gun inside his backpack. He went into the library restroom and when he came out, he started shooting randomly. He shot and killed two female library employees and wounded another library employee and three patrons, one of whom was a 10-year-old-boy....

Jouett's girlfriend told CNN that he was upset over a bullying incident that had happened at his high school the previous Friday. He has gotten into a fight and was given a two-day suspension. Jouett, a sophomore, told police investigators he didn't know anyone at the library and didn't know why he chose it. He said he was "kind of mad," mostly at his school. Police found suicide notes in his bedroom. 
You can read the full post here

While Dr. Albrecht's twice-monthly podcast and blog posts are available for free, as are 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.

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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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