Weather and the Libraries

A note from Wendy Lougee.....

Now that winter is upon us, I wanted to take a moment to share the official communication procedures of the University of Minnesota and the University Libraries during inclement weather.Libraries staff should listen to WCCO Radio (830 AM) for official University closing information. Details also will be posted on the University's website home page: 

In the event the University Twin Cities campus does close for weather-related or other events, University administration will send an email to all Twin Cities faculty, staff, and students with details about the closing. The University Librarian's main phone number (612-624-4520) will have a voice-mail message repeating the official closing information.
Staff who work weekend and evening shifts should call the University Librarian's main number (612-624-4520) if they believe the University may be closed or closing on the day of their shift. 

The university also has a text-messaging system (TXT-U) which sends text message alerts to individual's cell phones.  This is a subscription service. To learn more about the system and/or sign up for alerts, go to  If you have any questions about communications procedures, please speak with your supervisor.