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UW Libraries Directors Pledge Continued Cooperation

Library Directors from all UW institutions have unanimously passed a resolution which  underscores the importance of continued library cooperation in the educational mission of all of our campuses which should be reassuring to all.

On February 23, 2011, the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) resolved unanimously:

WHEREAS access to library collections, shared databases, information delivery services, and expert assistance are mission critical to the academic success of students and faculty;

THEREFORE, whatever form of governance is decided upon, the University of Wisconsin libraries are committed to continuing exemplary cooperative services, including “universal borrowing” for all UW collections, high-speed interlibrary services, on-site access and services to visitors, and cooperative purchasing of databases and electronic resources.

CUWL recognizes and appreciates the concern of students and faculty that UW libraries must continue the close cooperation that has proven to be invaluable to maintaining the knowledge base and information infrastructure of Wisconsin.


The Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) is comprised of the following members:

Voting CUWL Members
Wisconsin Historical Society, Michael Edmonds
UW Colleges (Waukesha), Scott Silet
UW-Eau Claire, John Pollitz
UW-Green Bay, Paula Ganyard
UW-La Crosse, Anita Evans
UW-Madison, Ed Van Gemert, General Library System
UW-Madison, Julie Schneider, Ebling Health Sciences Library
UW-Milwaukee, Ewa Barczyk
UW-Oshkosh, Patrick Wilkinson
UW-Parkside, Vanaja Menon (Chair)
UW-Platteville, Zora Sampson
UW-River Falls, Valerie Malzacher
UW-Stevens, Point Kathy Davis
UW-Stout, Paul Roberts
UW-Superior, Deb Nordgren
UW-Whitewater, Myrna McCallister
Faculty Representatives
Jeffrey Alexander, UW-Parkside
Elizabeth Jozwiak, UW-Rock County
Lucy Arendt, UW-Green Bay
Amy Cooper-Cary, UW-Milwaukee
Martin Havlovic, UW-Cooperative Extension
Ex Officio Non-Voting CUWL Members
Budget Planning, UWSA, April Goodwin
OLIT, UWSA, Ed Meachen
OLIT, UWSA, Felice Maciejewski
Office of Procurement, UWSA, Ruth Ginzberg
WiLS Representative Eric Robinson

The UW Libraries have successfully employed the concept of One System, One Library in order to maintain and improve world-class collections that advance teaching, learning and research. One System, One Library has also allowed the UW Libraries to achieve efficiencies in services in an environment of flat or reduced budgets and rapidly increasing costs.