Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-292) and index.
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Overview: library security and safety -- Protecting materials in libraries -- Problem behaviors in libraries -- Preparing for and reacting to security incidents in libraries -- Emergency and disaster management policies and procedures -- Legal and ethical issues of security and new technology -- Electronic security issues -- The future of library security.
"Bruce A. Shuman, an expert in library security, offers a complete and practical guide to recognizing security risks and preventing problems posed by patrons and staff. He offers practical advice on developing security policies and procedures for staff to follow when confronted with security problems." "By combining practical measures with the reality of serving the public, Shuman discusses how to recognize the motives and unique problems some patrons may pose. He explains how to be vigilant without being paranoid about library security."--Jacket.