Creating Safe Spaces

Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Time: 10-11:00am
Location: Zoom

Has your library struggled to find a security strategy that balances compassion for unhoused populations with the need to create a safe space for all patrons and library staff? This panel discussion will feature staff from Chicagoland libraries sharing how their institution has addressed these issues.


  • Robert Simmons, Director of Social Services and Public Safety, Oak Park Public Library
  • Brent Lipinski, District Chief, Chicago Public Library



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