Graham, Warren. The Black Belt Librarian: Real-World Safety & Security. Chicago: ALA, 2012. 025.82 Graha ISBN 978-0-8389-1137-2
Sharing expertise gleaned from more than two decades as a library security manager, Graham demonstrates that libraries can maintain their best traditions of openness and public access by creating an unobtrusive yet effective security plan. In straightforward language, the author
- Shows how to easily set clear expectations for visitors behavior
- Presents guidelines for when and how to intervene when someone violates the code of conduct, including tips for approaching an unruly patron
- Offers instruction on keeping persistent troublemakers under control or permanently barred from the library
- Gives library staff tools for communicating effectively with its security professionals, including examples of basic documentation
The Black Belt Librarian arms librarians with the confidence and know-how they need to maintain a comfortable, productive, and safe environment for everyone in the library.