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iPad theft in the library

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Hello all,

As many of you know we realized yesterday afternoon that the iPad on the right hand side of the ring while facing the circulation desk has been stolen. The entire case, iPad, and security cable is missing. I have alerted Campus Security to this but needless to say it is disturbing and disappointing. We really need to be vigilant about observing our patrons and what they are up to and we need to be vigilant about searching peoples’ bags. There was a security strip on the iPad that should have set off the gate. The iPads are obviously very tempting so please make sure to be monitoring them closely on your shifts.


UPDATE: The iPad case by the MFA desk has been damaged in a theft attempt and is no longer secure. I have taken the iPad out of it for safe keeping and have moved the stand; however, we have a THIEF in the library! Please be extra vigilant about watching people and call security if anything seems suspicious! Better safe than sorry. Also, if you notice something is missing alert management immediately, do not assume someone on staff has moved it.


AAU Student Mental Health Emergency Guide

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Hello all,

I had an older handout of the AAU Student Mental Health Emergency Guide in my office and I contacted Sue Rowley and Mike Petricca to ensure that it was still accurate. After making a few small changes it is now posted behind the Book Drop sign at the front desk and every full time staff member has a copy of it in their office.

The essential information is that if a student is exhibiting aggressive behavior, unusual behavior, or has threatened to hurt him/herself or others we have two options: to call campus security or to call 911. It is up to the staff member who is witnessing the behavior to decide whether or not the situation can be handled by campus security or whether to call 911.

That being said, if you are on the circulation desk or in the library and are witnessing concerning behavior and there is a manager on duty call one of us immediately, unless it is a life threatening situation, in which case always call 911 first. Then alert a manager if we aren’t already aware of the situation.

This issue will be addressed in the next Circulation Staff meeting which will be held as soon as we get the new circulation assistants hired.