Thursday, August 24, 2023

New Webinar: "A Plan For Library Emergencies: Medical Events, Fires, and Beyond"

"A Plan For Library Emergencies: Medical Events, Fires, and Beyond"
A "Safe Library" webinar, part of the Library 2.0 Service, Safety, and Security Series
with Dr. Steve Albrecht


In the realm of safeguarding our library premises, visitors, and team members, it's crucial to adopt a forward-looking perspective. We don't need to fixate on improbable scenarios (things that will likely never happen), but we do need to envision the potential challenges of things that might happen and be proactive, not reactive, in our approach. By thoughtfully planning and preparing comprehensively for potential emergencies, including medical events, fires, and unforeseen circumstances, we can avoid unfortunate or catastrophic incidents that otherwise could lead to hard, painful, and often expensive lessons as to what we should have done.

Recent disasters like the fires in Maui and the flooding from storms in California should remind all library leaders and staff members that we have to think boldly, put emergency plans in place, and then get back to the business of running, managing, and shepherding our library spaces.

This training session is all about helping library leaders and employees think in advance of what they need to do - at every level - and then be ready to do those things, in the rare or likely event an emergency or a near-miss event happens. We can’t predict fires, medical emergencies, serious injuries to staff or patrons, or the impact of climate, weather, and geology on our buildings (California had a 5.4 earthquake right during Tropical Storm Hilary), but we can be ready if the unthinkable becomes possible.

This 60-minute training webinar is presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by trainer, author, and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht. A handout copy of the presentation slides will be available to all participants.


  • Creating an emergency handbook for your library, which includes plans and procedures for responses and evacuations.
  • Building your ICE box - In Case of Emergency.
  • Learning and meeting with state and local Office of Emergency Services (OES) personnel in advance.
  • What can we learn from recent national events to help us think about likely and unlikely emergencies?
  • Developing your first-responder network.

DATE: Thursday, September 14th, 2023, 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).


Click HERE to register and pay. You can pay by credit card, and will receive an email within a day with information on how to attend the webinar live and how you access the permanent webinar recording. If you are paying for someone else to attend, you'll be prompted to send an email to with the name and email address of the actual attendee.

If you have any trouble registering for a webinar, if you need to be invoiced or pay by check, or if you have any questions, please email

NOTE: please check your spam folder if you don't receive your confirmation email within a day.

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

Since 2000, Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees in 28+ 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, was just 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 website is

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