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Food For Finals

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Party at the B-Desk with Food for Finals tomorrow, 4/27 11-1. Stop by and have a great time with co-workers and enjoy some stress free time before exams start.

April 30th

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Hello everybody,
A really great guy allowed me to pick up a portion of his shift this coming Saturday, April 30th. I am, however, only able to cover 1-4p.m. for him, which leaves 4-7p.m. yet to be taken. It would be really great if someone is able to pick those last 3 hours up. Thank you very much for your help!

Tanner Uselmann

Finals Week Schedules

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finals-week-owl.jpgFinals week work schedules have been completed. They are on the shelf in Mary's office.

Good luck to everyone on your finals!

Two hours Friday May 6

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Hi everyone,

I am going to be published in this year's issue of Ivory Tower! There is a magazine launch party for the publishers and contributors Friday, May 6 at 5:30. Unfortunately I work until 7. If someone could cover me 5-7 it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Taylor

Next Friday 4/29

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Hi everybody,
I posted a couple weeks ago about my shift next Friday, April 29th. I will be out of town for the day, so I was hoping that someone could cover my shift from 5-9PM. It is all Basement desk work, and 9PM isn't even that late! (for a Friday) So please please please, if you could, consider working for me next week.
Thanks,
Tim

Hi everyone,
Friday the 29th is my last race weekend of the collegiate season, and I would really appreciate it if someone would take my shift and sign up for it by monday the 25th. This is so I can notify the team that I can make it. Any later than the 25th and there is a real possibility that I cannot go to the race weekend on the 29th. The shift is from 3-9pm.
Thanks
Nate

Just a fun reminder about the Staff Motivation Party next Wednesday 11-1 at the Basement desk area. Stop in for fun, food and study guides to help prepare you for finals.

Shift on Friday April 22!

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Hey guys! I know it's a little short notice, but I just found out my sister and I have a ride home to our Grandma's for Easter this weekend! Unfortunately we need to leave Friday during the day. I definitely need my 2:00-7:00 pm shift covered. It's mainly 2nd floor desk work, it's usually slow and I can get a lot of homework done. If possible I'd like my 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM shift covered that day, too. Please let me know if you can help out in any way! Hours are posted on the board. Thanks!

Taylor

Missing Name Tags

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Another friendly reminder to bring back lost name tags and wear the one with your name on it. If you are missing your name tag, please let Mary know and a new one will be made. Please check your back pack, dryer, car, outerspace, and other places you may have been.
Thanks

Now is the time to earn some extra cash. Check the job board for a range of hours that need covering.

Thanks in Advance!

Mark your calendars now! Stop in for fun!

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Hours next Saturday!

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Hey everyone,

I'm looking to go home next weekend for the first time in about 6 months. It would be great if someone could take my shift next Saturday from 4PM-9PM, so I could do this. If anyone could possibly help me out, that'd be great!

Thanks,

Leif

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Expect extra people in the building on Sunday.

The 8th annual University Libraries' Science Quiz Bowl, a friendly competition among CSE (College of Science and Engineering) students, begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 10 in Walter Library. Teams will play a double-elimination tournament, culminating in the Championship round at 7:30pm.

For more information, click here

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THE SHOCKING FACTS

Lightning is a major cause of storm related deaths in the U.S., out pacing hurricanes and tornadoes in most years. In the United States, there are an estimated 25 million lightning flashes each year. During the past 30 years, lightning killed an average of 58 people per year. This is higher than 57 deaths per year caused by tornadoes and average 48 deaths to hurricanes.

Only about 10% of people who are struck by lightning are killed, leaving 90% with various degrees of disability. Lightning survivors suffer from a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms, including memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, chronic pain, numbness, dizziness, stiffness in joints, irritability, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, depression, and more. (http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/index.htm)

Now is a good time to review our Severe Weather Procedures in the Building Emergency Procedures Manual and refresh your memory about the Libraries safety procedures for all severe weather. Then take the following test to see if you know all there is to know about lightening safety:

goldy.jpgExpect to see some extra foot traffic on campus on Saturday, April 9. Thousands of runners will join Goldy weaving through campus and along the Mississippi with a finish on the field at TCF Bank Stadium for a 10 Mile, 5K, or Kids Run .

For more information, click here

April 29th, 2011

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Hi all,
A momentous occasion in any boy's life, my friend Dan will be taken out of town the weekend of April 29th before he ties the knot this summer. As one of the lucky groomsmen, I will be strong-armed into attending this weekend up north.

Therefore, my shift at the desk will be available Friday, the 29th from 5-9. Four hours at B-desk, plus you will have the amazing Nathan K to assist you should you run afoul. I appreciate all volunteers, for I know the risk involved. Hrs on the board.

Your humble servant,
Timothy

Damaged items

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Hi all,
I just wanted to take a moment and talk about items returned at the circulation desk that may be damaged, or in poor condition. While it may be be known to you that there is a place for these items, there are a few ground rules I would like you to follow when dealing with items that may have the following issues:
--pages missing/falling out
--cracked/broken spine
--torn pages/spine
--general disintegration

The first thing I would like you to know is that there is a place for these books, should you come across them; and that place is on the hold shelf, right under the "N-Q" shelf (you may have noticed the label that says "Mending Shelf"). Here you can place items that seem inappropriate for circulation.

However, there are rules to follow when determining whether these damaged books get put on the "Mending Shelf." Please feel free to ask yourself the following questions when you come across a book that has fallen into disrepair:
--Does it belong to a library other than Walter Sci/Eng?
--Is it on hold/has it been recalled for another patron (either here or otherwise)?
If you answered "yes" to either of the questions above, please follow the procedure you normally would for these items, whether it be sending it back to its owning library or placing it on the hold shelf. Books put on the Mending Shelf must be Walter-owned books with no holds on them.

Thanks for listening,
Tim

Hey Guys,

I have a couple of regattas coming up for the university's rowing team that I will have to miss work for. My weekend shift is on Saturdays from 1pm-7pm and is almost entirely at either the basement of 2nd desks with the exception of a half hour of shelving. The two days I will be missing work are April 16 and April 30. If anyone can cover any part of those shifts that would be great!

Kevin

Passover

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Hello all-

I was wondering if anyone would be wiling to cover my shift on Monday, 4/18, so that I can attend the Seder with my family. I work 3-8. Any help would be very much appreciated and I will gladly try to cover one of your shifts in return.

Thanks,
Rebecca

Respect

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It is time for the Customer Service tip of the week. This weeks tip is Respect. That means to show that patrons are not treated as disruptions and they are treated as humans, not interruptions. It can get busy at the desk or when shelving, but we need to remember that to give good customer service, we need to put the patrons first. We need to greet and acknowledge each customer in a way so they feel welcome, but also so they know that they are not bothering us if they have a question. We are here to give them directions and explanations if needed. If all this is done, we will all be providing excellent customer service.

Hourly Gate Counts

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book clock.pngWe will be recording Hourly Gate Counts Sunday, April 3 - Saturday, April 9. Forms will be placed at each desk.

Thanks for your help!

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