Thursday, May 23, 2024

New Albrecht Webinar: "Preventing Workplace Harassment: What the New EEOC Guidelines Mean for Library Leaders and Staff "

Preventing Workplace Harassment:
What the New EEOC Guidelines Mean for Library Leaders and Staff
Part of the Library 2.0 Service, Safety, and Security Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht


Join Dr. Steve Albrecht as he discusses some important new changes in the federal harassment laws that cover all employers. This session is for library leaders and staff who need to know how this affects their colleagues and the patrons they serve, and how to enhance and protect the health and strength of their workplace culture.

After a 25-year hiatus, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finally released its new set of guidelines for all employers, to better understand Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act.

Issued on April 29, 2024, the report offers several important new changes as to how employers must classify “legally protected characteristics,” like age, race, skin color, pregnancy, lactation, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and prohibit mislabeling restrooms or misgendering someone.

The EEOC received over 37,000 comments from the public, businesses, and law firms. They have built a report that features 77 example scenarios of harassment, which cover issues like: enforcing policies in a Work From Home (WFH) environment; prohibiting what it calls “intraclass harassment,” where someone is harassed by a member of the same protected class; social media account harassment; and even workplace conduct that takes place over video-based meeting and training platforms like Zoom, or MS Teams.

This session will help all library leaders and employees to recognize and report workplace harassment; respond or participate in situations that require an intervention or investigation; support targeted victims; and enforce consequences for perpetrators.


  • What are the new examples of “Legally protected characteristics”?
  • Is one event enough to violate the law or library policy?
  • What are some examples of “severe and pervasive conduct” when it comes to sexual or racial harassment?
  • Do federal statutes impose “general civility codes that cover “run-of-the-mill boorish, juvenile, or annoying behavior,”
  • How can PICs, supervisors, managers, and directors work together to set realistic, effective boundaries with sexually or racially harassing patrons?
  • What if the harasser is a co-worker and not a patron? Is the investigative process similar or different?
  • Do these new guides cover politicly-based speech as well?

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.
This overview session is a part of our “The Safe Library Series” for all library leaders and employees. A handout copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who participate.

DATE: Thursday, June 13th, 2024, 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).


Use the payment box on this page 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.

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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.

More on The Safe Library at Follow on X (Twitter) at @thesafelibrary and on YouTube @thesafelibrary. Dr. Albrecht's professional website is

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