A Conversation about Library Safety and Well-being

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/18/2019


Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development




During the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., members of ALA President, Loida Garcia-Febo’s working group on Library Safety and Well-Being along with the APA Committee on the Status of Library Workers will facilitate a candid discussion on library safety. The discussion will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:30 – 3:30 pm in the Marriott Marquis Hotel – Chinatown Room.


Library workers, their colleagues and families who have been affected by violence can attest to the devastation it can cause and the long-term effects that such an incident can have. The topic of violence in the library workplace has been a particular concern for ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo. That’s why she put together the Library Safety and Well-being Working Group, chaired by Rivkah Sass, Library Director and CEO of the Sacramento Public Library. Sass and members of her staff have first-hand knowledge of such violence and will be a part of the discussion.


Join the conversation to learn ways you can address concerns regarding safety and well-being for yourself and coworkers in your library.