Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning, 1st Edition

  • Guy Robertson
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 008100088X
  • ISBN-13: 9780081000885
  • DDC: 025.82
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 236 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book presents a collection of highly-cited author published articles on security and disaster planning for libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Safety and Security.
1: Unofficial Wisdom: A Review of Occupational Health and Safety.
2: Our Vision of Things: Basic Eye Care for Librarians.
3: Stress? Settle for Less.
4: The Elvis Biography has Just Left the Building, and Nobody Checked it Out: A Primer on Library Theft.
5: The Data Backup Process: An Overview for Saboteurs.
6: What's a Little Larceny Between Friends? Confessions of an Info-Thief.
7: Clearing the Air: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Libraries.
8: Downsizing the Binder: Effective Security Planning for Libraries.
9: Risks, Rules, and Enforcement: Enhancing Child Safety in the Library.
10: Shelving and Safety: An Overview.
11: “It's Not Just the Books!” Wheelchair Patrons Speak Out.
12: Beyond Band-Aid Solutions: Dealing with Medical Emergencies in Your Library.
13: Not for the Squeamish: The Dirty Truth About Your Library.
14: Senior Security: Keeping the Elderly Safe.
15: Stealing from Library Patrons: A Helpful Introduction.
16: Into Every Professional Life, A Little Moon Will Shine: Dealing With Sub-Problem Patrons.
17: Wise to the Forger's Tricks: Detecting Bogus Signatures and Inscriptions in Collectable Books.
18: Know Thy Vendor: Getting the Best in Off-Site Records Storage.
19: Healthy Snacks, Safe Stacks: How One Library Enhanced its Security.
Disaster Planning.
20: Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: A Disaster Planner's Experience.
21: People, Paper, Data: Disaster Planning for Libraries.
22: Investigating Risk: Assessing and Analyzing Trouble Before it Strikes.
23: A Van and a Plan: How Consortium Offices Can Contribute to Disaster Recovery.
24: Lights Out! Dealing with Power Outages in Your Library.
25: Water Finds a Way: Dealing with Leaks and Floods in Your Library.
26: Postponing Alexandria: Dealing with Catastrophes and Disasters in Your Library.
27: Pandemic Perspective: How an Outbreak Could Affect Libraries.
28: Disaster? No Plan? What a Library Director Should Do.
29: Out! A Guide to Emergency Evacuations.
30: Flood Protection: Avoiding the Wrong Mix.
31: Surviving by Committee.
32: Emergency Management Training for Your Library: The Joys of Tabletopping.
33: Gimme Shelter: Extreme Weather and Your Library.
Miscellaneous Contributions.
34: Bookstore Disasters: Surviving the Worst.
35: A Word from a Pro: Protecting Your Store Against Book Thieves.
36: Sabotage for Beginners: Destroying Vital Records.
37: Success without College: How Cheaters Prosper Using Fraudulent Credentials.
38: Social Engineers and Their Victims: Making the Wrong Contact.
39: State of the Art: Risks to Valuable Artworks and Their Owners.
40: Post-Traumatic Stress: Finding a Way to Heal.