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Amy Lewis: December 2009 Archives

Hourly Gate Counts

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We will be recording Hourly Gate Counts Sunday, December 20 - Saturday, December 26. Forms will be placed at each desk. Thanks for your help!

The new Finals Week work schedule begins on Thursday, December 17. Please check to see if you are working. The Finals Week Schedule can be viewed (login required) on the blog under Staff Stuff

Good luck to everyone on your finals!

Study Break

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Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 pm
2nd Floor Great Hall, Walter Library

Study Break for all students. Free refreshments, prizes, a used-book giveaway, and a chance for students to stretch their legs and take a break.

Gate Alarms

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Thanks to everyone who has been diligent in stopping patrons who set off the gate alarms. This is so important with the recent rash of book thefts in Walter.

On a related note, we'd like to ask you to be sure to use the library elevator when transporting library materials to different floors/levels. Please do not go though the security gates with library materials.

When workers set off the gate alarms and are waved through it can undermine our security efforts and give users the wrong impression. We are working with other library staff and units within the building to do the same. Thank you!

Spring Availability

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Spring Semester Availability Sheets are posted on the bulletin board. Please complete and turn in by Monday, January 4th. Thanks!

Let it Snow

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With the chance of our first snowstorm of the year looming, please be aware of the official University communication process in the event of closing during inclement weather.

Libraries staff should tune into a local tv or radio station for official University closing information. Details also will be posted on the University's Website

In the event the Twin Cities campus closes due to weather-related events, University administration will send an email to all 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.

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, check out TXT-U Emergency Notification

Further details related to emergency closings due to weather, are also in the Emergency Procedures notebook.

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