A incident report was filed on May 14th concerning a group of noisy patrons in Walter Library.
We have also received reports concerning patrons praying in staff areas, as well as patron complaints concerning other patrons praying in the stacks. There have also been anecdotal reports of issues involving foot washing in restrooms.
On Wednesday, May 23, Linda DeBeau-Melting [attended] a meeting with other campus representatives to get an understanding of the issues involved and possible solutions.
There were two incident reports filed last week.
On 5/15, in Wilson Library, a staff member discovered a patron in the library after closing. The staff member escorted the patron out of the building. The patron reported that he had not heard the closing announcement.
On 5/24, a water leak was reported in the Vet Med Library. Staff notified facilities and began the recovery process immediately.
UMPD Chief Greg Hestness sent an all-staff campus safety alert on 5/25. The alert reported an armed robbery at University Village Apartments, on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis campus. Chief Hestness reminded staff to call 612-624-WALK (9255) if any one would like an escort on campus. For more information, see Escort Service
~ Matt Bowers, Library Safety/Security Coordinator