A Comprehensive Safety, Security & Self-Defense Training Program for Library Employees

  • Paul Victor Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Keywords: active shooter, safety, security, self-defense, self defense


Eastern Washington University (EWU) Libraries has implemented a comprehensive, multi layered approach to safety & security training for its employees. Training consists of topics such as safe environment, workplace safety, self-defense, active shooter preparedness and first aid. This article reviews what the EWU Libraries has done for training and the lessons learned from doing it. Readers will come away with ideas on how to build partnerships with first responders and implement training programs that will keep library employees and patrons safe when faced with potentially dangerous situations.
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