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Procedures: November 2011 Archives

Shelving Updates

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We have been doing an awesome job of keeping up with shelving. Way to go! I have a few reminders for everyone.

When shelving if the item does not fit on the shelf, please bring it back to Mary. That lets me know where shifting needs to be done. Also keep an eye on the book ends. Sometimes the book end needs to be loosened or tightened to make sure books are standing properly and not to tight on the shelf.

Lastly, if there is nothing to shelve and you are assigned to shelve, please check with a supervisor on what should be done or proceed to Shelf Reading. Shelf Reading is an important tool with helping the stacks be user friendly and up to date. Lost items have been found at times and we can then remove the Missing Status.

Thank you for your help in maintaining order in the stacks. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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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