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Please join us online on March 19 for Active Shooters and Armed Assailants – Responses and Realistic Tools

2018 February 15

In the wake of yesterday’s horrific school shooting in Florida, we want to remind Texas library staff, board members, friends of the library, and library volunteers that we have a webinar planned for March 19 on active shooters and armed assailants. We’ve been working to bring you a webinar on this topic for some time now and urge you to go ahead and register, even if you think you might have a schedule conflict. We do plan to record this webinar and will email registrants who miss it with the link to the recording and materials, but attendance at the live webinar will ensure that you have a chance to ask your questions live. Please forward this announcement to all of your library colleagues and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Active Shooters and Armed Assailants – Responses and Realistic Tools

Cases of workplace violence involving armed perpetrators in libraries are both rare and catastrophic. Not all subjects have used guns in these attacks; edged weapons are a concern as well. Recent events have heightened the awareness of the need for library employees to follow the national DHS protocol: Run – Hide – Fight. Since all employees are in charge of their own sense of security, they need to know what to do, what not to do, and how to protect themselves and other patrons or students during these life-changing events.

Presented by Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, CTM. As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally known for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He specializes in threat assessment, threat management, Threat Assessment Team training, and workplace and school violence awareness and crisis response programs for private-sector firms, municipal government, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and libraries. The ALA published his book, Library Security, in 2015. (Please note: three copies of his book are currently available for loan from our Library Science Collection. To borrow this title – and others – please e-mail your request to

In this fast-paced and tool-based webinar he covers these issues:

  • Defining potential workplace events and possible perpetrators.
  • A brief history of Active Shooter events, including those at college and municipal libraries, and lessons learned.
  • Recognizing pre-attack behavioral warning signs.
  • How to address patrons with Concealed Carry permits who bring guns into the library.
  • When to use “high-risk customer service skills.”
  • The DHS Run – Hide – Fight six-minute video and related responses, drills, and understanding the police response.

Register here

Questions? Please contact Naomi DiTullio, Distance Learning Consultant, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, or 1-800-252-9386 (toll free in Texas).

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  1. February 21, 2018

    Is this a free webinar?

  2. Christina Manz permalink
    February 26, 2018

    Yes, it is! All of our webinars at the Texas State Library and Commission are free.

    Register for our upcoming webinars:

    You’ll receive an e-mail with the link to join the webinar, and can set a calendar reminder for the start time.

    After the webinar, you’ll receive an e-mail statement of CE credit, and a link to the recorded webinar. (If you registered. but weren’t able to attend the live event, you’ll still receive the link to the recorded webinar.) These often become available in our online courses, which you can also use to earn CE credit by registering as a user (also free).

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