The Library provides high quality library collections and information services in support of the teaching, research, and service functions of the University. The Library houses more than 1 million items. The Library provides access to over 113,000 ebooks, 15,000 print and electronic journals (including those via aggregators) and a wide array of Internet-based resources.
As institutions in the University Cluster of the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater share the following core mission. Within the approved differentiation stated in their select missions, each university in the Cluster shall:
a) Offer associate and baccalaureate degree level and selected graduate programs within the context of its approved select mission.b) Offer an environment that emphasizes teaching excellence and meets the educational and personal needs of students through effective teaching, academic advising, counseling and through university-sponsored cultural, recreational and extracurricular programs.c) Offer a core of liberal studies that supports university degrees in the arts, letters, and sciences, as well as specialized professional/technical degrees at the associate and baccalaureate level.d) Offer a program of pre-professional curricular offerings consistent with the university's mission.e) Expect scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor, that supports its programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree level, its selected graduate programs, and its approved mission statement.f) Promote the integration of the extension function, assist the University of Wisconsin-Extension in meeting its responsibility for statewide coordination, and encourage faculty and staff participation in outreach activity.g) Participate in interinstitutional relationships in order to maximize educational opportunity for the people of the state effectively and efficiently through the sharing of resources.h) Serve the needs of women, minority, disadvantaged, disabled, and nontraditional students and seek racial and ethnic diversification of the student body and the professional faculty and staff.i) Support activities designed to promote the economic development of the state.(From University Handbook, Section I-A, revised Mar 1, 1989)
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing a safe and secure environment in which academic and co-curricular programs emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service.The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is:
(Approved by UW System Board of Regents, February 11, 2005)
The mission of Andersen Library derives from that of its parent institution, UW-Whitewater. The Core Mission of the University Cluster and The Select Mission of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater constitute the basis for defining the general mission of the Library Services that is to support UW-Whitewater in carrying out its institutional mission of teaching, research, and public service.Within this context, Andersen Library has established its operational goals and objectives as follows:
(Revised and approved by Provost Telfer 6/05)