Report: Calgary Central Library to Deter Loitering By Installing Metal Screens
From the CBC:
The Calgary Central Library attracts a lot of people — but not all of them are there to check out a book.
Earlier this year, police rounded up more than two dozen people accused of selling drugs right in front of the building.
Now the library is hoping to solve the problem by making changes to its design. Working with the Calgary Police Service, the branch plans to install metal screens in its exterior alcoves.
“They’re much more friendly than chain links,” said Calgary Public Library CEO, Bill Ptacek.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.