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UM Libraries Staff Working From Home: Set Up Instructions

The Basics

Library Software / Tools Set Up

Work at Home Projects


Libraries Management has created a Google spreadsheet of projects called UML Remote Work Inventory for staff who are working at home. You can access the spreadsheet using the link below. If you have questions about the projects see the page in this guide, Who to Contact


UML Remote Work Inventory


Forwarding your Phone - New Cisco Phones

Forward using Jabber

Assuming you have one of the new Cisco phones (this is not applicable for the other phones), you can forward your phone to another number using jabber, so you don't have to go in to forward it.  In order to do this:

  1. Sign in to jabber.
  2. Click on the settings gear
  3. Go to the "self-care portal," open self-care and log in
  4. On the webpage, in the left-hand navigation bar, you will see "Call forwarding."  You can change the number there; make sure to save.


  1. VPN in to the UofM
  2. Click on
  3. Login with your UMNetID and password
  4. Forward phone

IST Service Desk

Contact IST For Assistance

Extended IST Service Desk Hours: 

Friday, Mar 20 8:00 am – 8:00 pm 

Saturday, Mar 21 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, Mar 22 9:00 am – 4:00 pm