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Lines of Authority

Circulation staff is trained to respond to various kinds of emergencies and is the first to be contacted when an emergency occurs. However, policies and procedures have been established which designate then following persons as those who have authority to make major decisions such as closing the building.

The names are listed in the order they are to be called in the event of any major emergency such as fire, power failure, tornado, and bomb threats. If you cannot reach the first person on the list (the Director), continue down the phone list until you reach someone with authority. To see home and cell phone numbers, please go to the Intranet Lines of Authority list (restricted).

Person Title Work Phone
Cliff Haka Director of Libraries 517.355.2341
Arlene Weismantel Assistant Director 517.884.6447
Colleen Hyslop Senior Associate Director 517.884.6390
Peter Berg Assistant Director 517.884.6396
Jim Hensley Head of Facilities Support 517.884.6388
Kriss Ostrom Head of Circulation 517.884.1943
Steve Sowards Assistant Director 517.884.6391
Nancy Fleck Assistant Director 517.884.6455
Shawn Nicholson Assistant Director 517.884.6448

DISASTER RECOVERY COORDINATOR:  Peter Berg, Assistant Director, 517.884.6396

To be contacted immediately if collections are affected or endangered in any way. Contact members of the Disaster Recovery Committee if necessary.

MANAGER, OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE:  Patricia Fowler 517.355.5022

Must be called for advice regarding insurance documentation, ASAP.

FIRE PREVENTION, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY OPFFICER, DPPS:  Lt. Penny Fischer 517.432.6366

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