Director's Welcome Message

A Message From The Director

A new academic year!  Trimester!  Endless possibilities!  What exciting opportunities!  A new (ad)venture is becoming a reality and starting to evolve.  Academic terms have been altered!  Class periods tweaked!  Earlier graduation dates!  Are you prepared?

Library staff welcomes these changes.  Our mission to develop, promote, sustain, and transform the learning process by providing easy access to information in support of the teaching and learning environment will remain constant.  Through a user-focused public service emphasis, acquisitions that enhance the curriculum, increased technology, and an effective information literacy program, we are up to the challenge.

A full service computer lab, a variety of electronic resources, study rooms, netbooks for student use, laptops for faculty and staff circulation, weekend hours, course reserves, books in print, CDs, DVDs, and other resources offer a vast array of materials and services to choose from.  Likewise, library instruction sessions, tours, and 1:1 consultations to meet user demand add value to our overall list of services.

Library staff sends out this welcome to all library users with the idea that sooner is actually better than later to start your plans for an upcoming new year.  Make Western Library your choice for information resources, computer lab opportunities and assistance, individual and group study options, and a relaxing atmosphere.

We look forward to providing you with great customer service and a welcoming environment.

Ronald G. Edwards
Director of Library Services