Category Archives: Violent Incident

Active Shooter in the Library (2009 ALA Session)

Click on this URL, http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6671751.html, for a summary of a session on active shooters at the 2009 ALA Conference. The session was moderated by University of California-Davis librarian Amy Kautzman and featured a panel of two law enforcement officers. It’s … Continue reading

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Shooter in the Vicinity

On September 28, 2010, we were all dismayed to hear about the shooter on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.  The crisis ended with the shooter running into the Perry-Casteneda Library, where he took his own life, … Continue reading

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Active Shooter Procedures

Yesterday’s incident in the Perry-Castaneda Library at the University of Texas is a sad reminder that a violent incident can happen in your library. Remember Step 2 of the 10-steps: Protect yourself, your staff, and your patrons. Do you have … Continue reading

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Hospital Shooting in Baltimore

See this article, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39213800/ns/health-health_care/, entitled “Hospital Violence is on the Rise, Health Agency Warns,” by JoNel Aleccia, Health Writer for MSNBC.  Yesterday’s incident at Johns Hopkins is an unfortunate reminder that everyone who works in a health care setting could … Continue reading

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