Buildings & Facilities

Find out how to turn bad news into an opportunity to reinforce trust in your library among library staff, patrons, and the local community. Learn how to identify small bed bug problems before they turn into infestations. Understand the principles of communicating with the media to learn how, when, and what to communicate to avoid making a bad situation worse and engage the trust and confidence of the library community.
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Libraries continue to be built and renovated due to the continuous changes in IT, changes in the expectations of their users, and in response to the importance of the library as place. Explores these three influences and the impact of these changes on space and the design of the modern library using examples and images.

An ALCTS webcast

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So, your library has discovered bed bugs in your facility or collections. Or maybe your library is lucky and hasn't yet had a bed bug introduction, but you’d like to be prepared if and when that introduction happens, so you’re not trying to have months worth of policy discussions in a few hours or days. This webinar will provide everything you need to know, from identifying bed bugs, to ways they are introduced into the library, to treatment and mitigation options that will help you protect your library's facilities and collections on a daily basis.
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In an age of dwindling budgets and rising expectations, librarians must constantly be on the lookout for inexpensive ways to improve their libraries. This webinar equips librarians with inventive strategies for enhancing their library’s atmosphere at minimal to no cost. The presentation recounts how—with the help of eager student volunteers— presenter Jennifer Holt was able to re-design, re-shelve, and reinvigorate Willoughby South High’s library to create an organized and aesthetically pleasing information commons.
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As free, public institutions, libraries welcome all. This founding principle is a wonderful quality; however it can also leave staff vulnerable to encountering difficult and sometimes dangerous individuals. This on-demand webinar discusses violence risk factors in terms of both customers and employees and helps enhance situational awareness skills. Learn about warning signs—verbal and non-verbal behaviors—of risk and potential aggression; as well as verbal diffusion strategies and actions to prepare for and react to active shooter incidents.
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