ALA offers support for Clovis-Carver Public Library in wake of shooting

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/29/2017

Contact:

Macey Morales

Deputy Director

Public Awareness Office

mmorales@ala.org

CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal released the following member statement regarding a mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in New Mexico,   

"We are shocked and saddened by the shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in New Mexico," said Neal. "We mourn those who were killed, and we offer our thoughts and prayers for the wounded, the families of the victims, library staff, and the community. ALA offers its full support to Clovis-Carver Public Library, the New Mexico Library Association, and the New Mexico State Library as they deal with this senseless violence.

"Unfortunately, we must all be prepared for violence in public places. The ALA encourages its members to work closely with local law enforcement and officials to prepare and train for violence prevention and response. The ALA also provides resources to assist with this issue." 

ALA members are encouraged to visit ALA resources and best practices regarding violence prevention, emergency preparedness, and other valuable resources at: 

ALA's Libraries Respond website also offers  additional resources.