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Amy Lewis: November 2011 Archives

Walter IADS Winter Feast

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Please join us for pizza and camaraderie!

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road_closed.pngPlease see this message from Vice President Kathleen O'Brien regarding the Washington Avenue Bridge closure this weekend. Also...a note from Kristia...

The detour route for Westbound access to the Washington Ave bridge will begin at Arlington and Pleasant. Due to this detour there will be NO access to the Walter and Smith Hall loading docks during the change over this weekend. There will also be no access to the on-street parking on Pleasant St over the weekend.


usgs maps.jpgReference needs help labeling and shelving maps. If you are looking for 2 extra hours a week then look no more! The hours are flexible and you would be paid $8.00 an hour. If you're interested please let me know or contact Tony Ihrig directly at

Daylight Savings Time Ends

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fall back2.jpgDaylight Savings Time Ends Sunday at 2:00 AM. Don't forget to turn your clocks back!

Hourly Gate Counts

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imagesCAUKVNH0.jpgWe will be recording Hourly Gate Counts Sunday, November 6 - Saturday, November 12. Forms will be placed at each desk.

Thanks for your help!

Inclement Weather Procedures

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A message from the University Librarian, Wendy Lougee:


Today marks the 20 year anniversary of the Halloween Blizzard in 1991! Let's hope we have a safe and uneventful year in terms of the weather. I thought I'd 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 homepage.

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.

The University Librarian's Office will send a Libraries "allstaff" email confirming the campus closing. Supervisors of student staff should forward the message or otherwise attempt to contact students as appropriate.

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. Supervisors of student staff should alert students about these procedures.

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

Thank you,
Wendy Lougee


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