Preparing for the Unknown: Creating a Library Safety and Preparedness Team with Ben Hogben

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Date(s) - Jun 22 2018
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Northern New York Library Network Office


The world in which we live and work has changed. It is important to be aware of our surroundings and prepare for unexpected events. This workshop will focus on creating a Library Safety and Preparedness Team. Also included will be the types of emergencies that may face libraries, patron behavior and the importance of preplanning for emergencies. Light refreshments and lunch included – please register below.


About the presenter: Ben Hogben is the Access Services Manager for the Ithaca College Library where he supervises thirty-eight student employees and four full-time staff members. Ben has a BA from Ithaca College and training that includes employee and student coaching, and MBTI certification. Ben spent twenty-five years in the volunteer fire service, where he held the positions of Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and Training Officer.