Security in Libraries

Security guards in libraries. The News Gazette has an article about a library dealing with the issue. My take on it, keep the customers safe, hire the guard.\"Staff members have been lobbying for heightened security for more than a year. Sparking the recent call for more security was a March 30 incident in which a patron lost control, threatened librarians, threw a book and eventually had to be subdued by police in the parking lot.\"
\"Staff members have been lobbying for heightened security for more than a year. Sparking the recent call for more security was a March 30 incident in which a patron lost control, threatened librarians, threw a book and eventually had to be subdued by police in the parking lot.\"
\"Subsequent inquiries showed that from Jan. 1, 1997, through April 11 this year, the library staff had reported 349 incidents in the library ranging from rowdy teen-agers to intoxicated patrons, and intimidating sexual behavior including exposure, to public urination.\"
\"Among library board members, only Michael LaDue, also a Champaign council member, expressed reservations about security. He said he wasn\'t sure the council would be agreeable, either.\"
\"Library board Chair Rusty Freeland said it\'s not clear whether the city council, which will be asked to help pay the cost, clearly understands the extent of the problem.\"

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