Securing Your Library in Troubling Times
On April 10, 2014, in partnership with the Michigan State Police,
the Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan
and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services 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 and Indiana.
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 Michigan State
Police Sgt. Duane Zook who will present on personal safety and
Community Service Tpr. Andy Knapp will provide ALICE (Alert
- Lockdown - Inform - Counter - Evacuate) training. ALICE is the
first Active Shooter response program in the US.
Following lunch, there will be a panel and presentation from
librarians and educators who have either dealt with an Active
Shooter situation in their workplace, serve as an advocate
and researcher towards ending school shootings, and/or
have undergone Active Shooter training in their library.
The panelists include: Eva Davis, Director at the Canton Public
Library, Jonathan Doll, author of the forthcoming book on
prevention titled Ending School Shootings, and Bob Houbeck,
Director of the University of Michigan - Flint Library.
The final session will be by Mark Alley, former Lansing Police
Chief and current Senior Director of Global Protective
Services and Public Affairs at Emergent BioSolutions. Alley
will present on the phases of critical incidents and crisis communication.
This program is part of a series brought to you by the Cooperative
Directors Association, the Library of Michigan and MCLS.
Generous support for this session is provided by the Library
of Michigan and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The cost to attend in-person at LCC West or to view online is
$45 for Michigan librarians, $70 for Indiana MCLS members,
or $219 for non-members.
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 Heather Ladiski at email@example.com for more
New!!! New!!! New!!! Regional viewing parties!!
We listened to your feedback at our community conversations
and are testing out the idea of regional viewing parties.
If you are interested in traveling to a viewing party close
to you for networking with other librarians, check out the following list of locations who will be hosting a regional viewing party:
*Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library – Alpena
(to register, contact Jeanne Ludlow, firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Cadillac Wexford Public Library (hosted by Mid-Michigan
Library League) - Cadillac (to register, contact James Lawrence
*Traverse Area District Library (hosted by Mid-Michigan Library League) - Traverse City (to register, contact James Lawrence at email@example.com)
Please note, if you will be attending a regional viewing party in Michigan, DO NOT click register, email the location contact listed above. If you will be attending a viewing party in Indiana, click on register and proceed through the checkout process. Deadline to register to attend a regional viewing party is April 2, 2014.
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 Michigan.
AGENDA (all times listed are in Eastern Time Zone)
9:00 - 9:30 am Registration
9:30 - 9:45 am Opening Remarks
9:45 - 12:00 pm Personal Safety and Active Shooter Plan - Sgt. Duane Zook - Michigan State Police
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (included in Lansing or on your own)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Confronting violence in the library, school and workplace: panel presentation
Eva Davis - Director, Canton Public Library
Bob Houbeck - Director, University of Michigan Flint
Jonathan Doll - Agency Fellow, Harvard University Strategic Data Project
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 3:30 pm The Phases of Incident Management and Crisis Communication - Mark Alley, Emergent BioSolutions
3:30 - 3:45 pm Closing Remarks
MMLL’s 2014 Performer’s Showcase was cancelled due to bad weather.
Below is a list of the performers that were scheduled to appear with contact information.
Members may find these helpful as you plan summer reading and other programs:
-Rick Kelly, Musician, 630-513-6133, rklive.com
-Martina Hahn, Speed Artist, 231-675-7071, m-art-ina.com
-Gordon Russ, Magician, 248-544-2636, gordonruss.com
-Jania Taylor, Magician, 419-445-1405, magicbyjania.com
-Paleo Joe, Author and Paleontologist, 989-430-3980, paleojoe.com
-Richard Paul, Ventriloquist, 586-226-1820, richardpaul.com
-Rosco the Clown, 586-465-0122, roscotheclown.com
-Mike Roberts, Animal Encounters, 586-630-5002, animalencounters.org
-Gemini, Music for Children and Families, 800-317-9929, geminichildrensmusic.com
-Joel Tacey, Michigan's Family Funnyman, 1-866-625-4846, librarylaughs.com
-Janet Marie and mArchibald of Children’s Theatre of Michigan, http://www.CTofM.com
-Dynamic West School Assemblies, Inc., 800-254-7474, www.dynamicwest.com