Assumed Safe: What Do Library Workers Think?

Despite rising crime rates throughout the country, some environments, namely libraries, are often still “assumed safe” by the general public. But do library workers agree with that assessment? Participants will examine original research regarding workplace violence and safety concerns, and the impact these issues have on library workers’ mental health.


Dr. Amy Helfritz
Controlling Chaos, LLC
DR. AMY HELFRITZ is the owner of Controlling Chaos, LLC, which focuses on improving mental health in the workplace. Her doctorate is in Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, specializing in Criminology and Justice Studies. Dr. Helfritz specializes in the areas of grief, suicidology, and workplace violence. She may be reached directly at [email protected] or