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Shuman, Bruce A.
TitleLibrary security and safety handbook : prevention, policies, and procedures / Bruce A. Shuman.
Chicago : American Library Association, 1999.
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Descript1 online resource (x, 310 pages)
Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-292) and index.
NotePrint version record.
ContentsOverview: 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.
Summary"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.
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SubjectLibraries -- Security measures -- United States.
Libraries -- United States -- Safety measures.
Library Administration -- United States -- Handbooks.
Security Measures -- United States -- Handbooks.
Safety Management -- United States -- Handbooks.
Libraries -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Library buildings -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst00997665
Libraries -- Security measures. (OCoLC)fst00997437
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Social Sciences.
Library & Information Science.
GenreElectronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN0585335494 (electronic bk.)
9780585335490 (electronic bk.)
0838907148 (pbk. ; alk. paper)