Libraries strive to strike a balance between offering a broad, open door policy for community members and ensuring a safe, secure environment for staff and patrons. The OLC’s new Library Safety and Security Conference will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make your library a better, safer place to work. The event will be held Wed., Nov. 6 at the DoubleTree Cleveland South in Independence. The conference features keynote speaker Ryan Dowd, author of the Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness and includes four different learning tracks:
- Protecting People
- Building and Grounds (Physical Spaces)
- Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Sessions range from “Building the Human Firewall: The Most Effective Defense Against Cybersecurity Threats” to “Active Shooter Instruction.” The conference agenda, speaker information and session descriptions are available on the OLC website. The registration fee is $135 for members ($270 for non-members). Register at my OLC. The deadline to register is Oct. 30, 2019.