[Michlib-l] Deadline to register for April 10 Library Security program is today!

Heather Ladiski ladiskih at mcls.org
Wed Apr 2 09:12:42 EDT 2014

The deadline to register for next week's Securing Your Library in 
Troubling Times special program is today, April 2! 

This program has been approved for CEUs through the Library of Michigan 
and LEUs from the Indiana State Library

You can attend this program in many ways! In person at the Lansing 
Community College West Campus, at one of our regional viewing parties 
throughout Michigan & Indiana or via live streaming video at your office!

On April 10, 2014, in partnership with the Michigan State Police, the 
Cooperative Directors Association, & the Library of Michigan, MCLS will 
provide a program instructing and preparing librarians for a worst case 
scenario, an Active Shooter situation. The program will be held at the 
Lansing Community College West Campus and will be available through live 
web streaming for remote viewing either in your own office or at regional 
viewing parties throughout Michigan.

Balancing the tenent of libraries as free and open spaces while ensuring 
the safety of staff and patrons is an ambitious challenge. There are bad 
actors and some so lost, they barely comprehend their actions. As stewards 
of our buildings, the charge for librarians is to prepare for the worst; 
arming ourselves first with knowledge, then acting accordingly.

The morning session will consist of training from the Michigan State 
Police about personal safety and developing an Active Shooter policy and 
procedures. There will be a panel and presentation from librarians who 
have dealt with violence in their workplaces and/or undergone Active 
Shooter training in their library. The final session will be by Mark Alley 
who will present on the phases of critical incidents and crisis 

This program is part of a series brought to you by the Cooperative 
Directors Association, the Library of Michigan and MCLS. This project is 
funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the 
Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of 

For more information, including pricing and regional viewing party 
locations as well as to register, go to: 

If you are interested purchasing a group viewing rate for your staff to 
attend from one location, the cost is $249 for MCLS members or $349 for 
non-members. If you are interested, contact me at the information below 
for details.

If you have any questions regarding this program, let me know!  - heather

Heather M. Ladiski, CAP-OM
Executive Assistant/Meeting Planner
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
1407 Rensen Street, Suite 1
Lansing, Michigan 48910-3657

800/530-9019 ext. 133
517/394-2420 ext. 133
Fax: 517/492-3885
NOTE: New email: ladiskih at mcls.org
website:  www.mcls.org

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