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Friday, April 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shining a Light on Weapons in Public Libraries

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Do you have patrons openly carrying weapons in your library? Do you want to be prepared in case you do? Join us for a guided trip down the winding road of Oregon laws about weapons in public libraries, learn about the policy options available to different types of public libraries (special district, municipal, nonprofit, etc.), learn strategies you can take to approach those who violate your policy, and practice those approaches with your peers.


John Cabrera

Security Analyst, Multnomah County Library
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Abigail Elder

Library Director, Beaverton City Library
I'm co-chair of the OLA Legislative Committee, and you should join us!

Amy Hutchinson

Library Director, Lake County Library District
Amy Hutchinson has been a rural Library Director for 10 years out in the wilds of Oregon's Outback, where she suspects that the people are outnumbered by both cows and firearms. She's known in her community as a straight shooter who aims to bring excellent library service to Lake... Read More →

LeVena Nohrenberg

Customer Experience Manager, Eugene Public Library

Brian M. Thompson

Attorney, Law Office of Brian M. Thompson


Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA