A Safe & Healthy Building – Protects Your Staff & Patrons


Have you ever wondered where the hazardous places and environments are in your library?  How will you deal with these dangers?  How will you protect your collections and your patrons?  Learn about surveying your building as a preliminary step toward good indoor air quality.  Learn where the potential hazards are for your older patrons and for your patrons with disabilities.  This workshop will cover two related topics: Indoor Air Quality and Working with Disabled patrons.  The first part will provide an overview of the needs of disabled and elderly patrons and how ADA requirements affect cultural institutions, looking at both the physical facility and such basic requirements as ramps and accommodations, to programmatic areas such as accessible exhibits and events. The second part will look at surveying your building for potential indoor air quality problems as well as security and safety risks.


  • Raise awareness of ADA, the needs of older patrons and those with disabilities
  • Learn about preventing sick building syndrome.
  • A practice building survey will be performed by participants.


Administrators, Facilities Managers and any staff interested in ADA and accessibility issues and disaster response planning.

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Miriam Kahn, MLS – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH