In Toronto, library workers experience violence/threats of violence regularly. There is not enough staff to ensure that all library workers recieve training, not enough security to provide backup and support. Employers must be more proactive. We support public libraries as an open and welcoming space for all, but library workers need a proactive employer to provide a safe working environment.
In the News today:
Vaughan libraries employ security guards; Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina say they aren't needed at their facilities
The group of Vaughan Public Libraries is the only group of libraries in York Region to use security guards. - Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland