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Effective security planning for libraries


Risks of all kinds affect libraries. For the sake of clarity, librarians should consider security risks on their own, and not attempt to mitigate them in the same ways that they would mitigate the risks from natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Librarians often depend on a poorly organized security plan that might be entitled the Library Security Manual, which contains a mishmash of information, some of which might not be related to security. Librarians must strive to foster a security culture in their libraries, and should be up to date with changes in their working environment.


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