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Hours! Let's swap!

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Hey everyone, now that our summer schedules are finished, I need to get a few shifts covered.

Week of June 13-19
I'm going out of town for an engagement party/bridal shower, and I really need Sunday the 19th from 12-6 covered. I can swap, but only for Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday night hours.

This isn't as crucial, but I'd also LOVE to switch Thursday shifts with someone on the 16th. I'm scheduled 12-9 but I want to trade it for an opening shift and head out of town that night if someone would be willing.

Please get back to me as soon as possible, so I can buy my bus ticket, or notify the bride-to-be that I am unable to attend.

Week of June 20-26
Sunday the 26th is my birthday, and again I work 12-6. I'm going to a wedding on Saturday, but I can swap for Mon/Tues/Wed night, Thursday morning, or any time on Friday.

Thanks everyone!

stars.jpgWalter Library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the extra day off!

Good Job!

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good job.pngJust sharing a patron's reaction to one of her visits to the U libraries - including Walter.

Click HERE to see the patrons experience which she posted on her blog. Pay close attention to the 3rd paragraph from the bottom!

Good job!

patriotic book cartoon.jpgIn order to help attain our shelving accuracy goal of 98%, random shelving checks will be done weekly. To encourage accurate shelving, treats or rewards will be offered after 2-weeks without shelving errors. Our goal is that this will help you see your purpose when shelving and shelf reading and how important it is to shelve accurately.

Please join us in Operation Enduring Liberty to meet the shelving accuracy goal. Remember even one book out of order is a missing book. Together let's try to meet the shelving accuracy goal!

Walter Periodicals.jpgWork is underway on the Walter periodical records in Aleph in order to change the loan period from 1-day to 1-week. This change will make periodicals eligible for request through the Get It service.

The records work is not done in title or call number order, but by system number. Please be aware that for the next week you may check-out a journal and it will be due in 1-day or it may be due in 1-week. Once all the records have been changed, bound periodicals will circulate for 1-week.

Please see a supervisor if there are questions.

Hey everyone!

One of my friends from Duluth is moving to Los Angeles in June, and a few of my friends are trying to make it up for a weekend to see her off! I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out by taking my hours.

I work 12-6 PM on Sunday, June 12th. It's an open and close shift, but it's easy and all at the desks.

I know it's pretty far in advanced, but I need to know as soon as possible so I can start planning my trip. Please let me know if you can take my shift, and of course I am willing to swap!


Hi everyone. I recently found out that I will be having supervision every Monday morning for my internship. This is mandatory. Unfortunately, I was already scheduled for two Monday morning shifts at work, so it is urgent that I get them covered. The dates are May 23 from 10-1 and June 6 from 10-1. I would REALLY appreciate it if someone could take these two short shifts. Of course, I'm always willing to swap. They're on the board, so feel free to sign up at your leisure.

Thanks in advance,


Gray Mail Bins

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The cardboard boxes do not protect the books as much as the plastic mail bins - especially if it is raining or snowing. And they can be difficult to handle.

Due to an illness we are looking for someone to work tonight - Tuesday May 10 from 6pm-12mid. Please let us know if you are able to cover this shift. Thanks!


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Hello all,

I have a huge favor to ask of anyone willing to do this for me. My best friend from high school is leaving for the Navy in a couple weeks and the last chance I'll get to see him is on Sunday May 15th when he is up here for a Twins game. I happen to work 12-6, but all I'm really asking for is that someone work the 3-6 so I can get downtown and take him and his family out to eat after the game. If someone did want to switch that week for any hours, I'm completely free on the 17th, 19th, and the 22nd and can take anyone's shift! I will appreciate it forever if someone could do this for me! (as well as fill in for you any time I can!!!)


walter light.JPGExtended finals week hours have begun.

Walter Library is open:
Friday, May 6 - Friday May 13 8am - 12mid
Saturday, May 14 8am - 6pm

2nd Floor Great Hall Study Space:
Sunday, May 8 - Saturday, May 14 at 6pm OPEN 24 HOURS

Click HERE for hours

The building lights are normally set to turn on/off via a timer set to the regular semester library hours. They should now be programmed to the extended hours for finals week. If for any reason the lights are not on when you are working this weekend call BSAC (Building Services Automation Center) immediately at 5-0011. Then call Bernadette Corley-Troge (Libraries Facilities Operation Management).

Bernadette's phone numbers are on the Circulation Staff Contact Sheet on the bulletin board and HERE AND on page 3 of the Building Emergency Procedures Notebook.

Please do not hesitate to call BSAC AND Bernadette if the lights are not working properly.

Hourly Gate Counts

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flower-clock.jpgWe will be recording Hourly Gate Counts Sunday, May 8 - Saturday, May 14. Forms will be placed at each desk.

Thanks for your help!

Hours Available

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Hey Gang,

Lysa is looking for someone to cover her upcoming Sunday shift.

Yes, that would be this Sunday, May 8th from 1-6pm.

This may be your last chance to get some extra hours before summer!


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I hoping everyone will get the chance to read this but today I brought cupcakes for everyone because I want to thank everyone for the 3 years I enjoy working at Walter Library. Going to miss everyone. Plus I have pictures I need to put on here from my phone to show all the funny things like when I had to get a shot after I smash my finger from shifting work.!!

Saturday May 7th

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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could cover my shift this Saturday (May 7) from 1-6. It's all desk shifts, so plenty of time to study for finals :) It's my niece's birthday, and I would really appreciate if someone could take this shift. I would be happy to take any shifts that you need, provided they fit in with my schedule. I'll put it up on the board tomorrow when I go to work.




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Stressed out about finals? Come study with us! Extra walk-in tutoring hours, review workshops, free practice exams, and a Saturday full of preparation and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere have all been planned for you.

EXAM JAM will take place at multiple campus locations, including the Walter SMART Commons this Saturday, May 7 from 1-5. Click here for more details.


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