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UWM Music Library Student Employee Guide: Security
& Facilities

Training Resources for new student workers in the Music & Curriculum Library

Security and Facilities

Student employees of the libraries are responsible for keeping the students, workers, and building safe. If something does not seem right, report it immediately!

This session deals with general information about the building as well as issues of safety in security. It covers  TWO powerpoint presentations regarding tips on staying safe, procedures for dealing with problem users or criminal activity, fire alarms and other general safety or facility issues are available for download from the left.

Online Incident Report All incidents should be reported using the online form. Immediate concerns should be handled by Kim Silbersack (6206) or Campus police (Emergency 9-911, non-emergency 4627)

Emergency call numbers

9-911 - Emergency

4627 - Campus Police

6206 - Kim Silbersack Facilities Manager

Emergency Calling for Help

From: "Kim M Silbersack" <>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 12:18:33 PM
Subject: Reminder: Emergency Calling for Help


This is a reminder, that if you need help in an emergency situation you may either push the panic button, if your department has one, or you may dial 9-911 from a campus phone.  Either way, campus police and library security will promptly arrive in your area. 


There are no exact rules dictating when you should call for help, although here are some examples:

  •      In a moment when either you or someone's safety and security are at risk
  •      Medical emergencies
  •      Threatening, confrontational person is having an outburst
  •      Someone is displaying a weapon
  •      You feel that a situation is escalating beyond normal business conduct

It is always better to error on the side of caution and to call for help if you feel afraid or uncomfortable with a situation.


Please take this time to re-familiarize yourself with the location of the panic button in your area. 

You may also want to program the campus police emergency number and non-emergency numbers into your cell phone

Non-emergency: 414-229-4627                          

Emergency:  414-229-9911

If you have any questions, please let me know.


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Kim Silbersack
Facilities Manager
UWM Libraries
Post Office Box 604
Golda Meir Library W126
Milwaukee, WI  53201
(414) 229-6206 (t)
(414) 229-6791 (f)

Did You Know??

Each service counter has a panic button hidden from the public?

If you are having trouble with a patron, you can slyly or quickly get help from campus police.

Ask your supervisor where it is in your area!

UWM Libraries Emergency Planning Documents

A Note on Solicitations:

"Soliciting, selling, or displaying of items for sale is not allowed. Obtain permission from Libraries Facilities Management Department to leave any materials or to post information either in or outside the building. UWS 18.06(16) and UWS 18.06(17)" 

(From the UWM Libraries User Rights and Responsibilities)