Service, Safety, and Security : Steve Albrecht

The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Dr. Steve Albrecht. He has trained thousands of library employees, live and online, in service, safety, and security. As well, he has worked with city and county libraries, K-12 libraries, college and university libraries, special libraries, and law libraries in over 28 states. Click here to listen now!

Steve’s conversation covered:

  • Some specific safety and security concerns that school librarians can help their campuses with

  • How school librarians might be the first to hear about students making a threat to harm themselves or others

  • How valuable student gossip, social media postings, and rumors, can be when it comes to assessing school threats

  • Some emergency procedures that school librarians need to consider for their facilities

  • The differences between an A.L.I.C.E. approach and a Run-Hide-Fight model

Steve recommended some resources:

  • Steve Hargadon’s Library2.0.com and Classroom20.com

  • Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities (2015, ALA)

  • The Safe Library: Keeping Staff and Patrons Secure in a Changing World (coming soon!)


You can connect with Dr. Albrecht at:


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