Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the Western Libraries. Our faculty and staff have been busy this past year to serve you better. Streamlined service points and a new Learning Commons Information Desk have engaged more students in peer-to-peer support.
A robust reference and instruction program is improving information literacy and better supporting the curriculum. The Learning Commons has grown in scope and space to facilitate more collaborative learning. Heritage Resources offers myriad collections to explore as well as exciting research opportunities.
Western Libraries' future lies in bringing multiple threads together - in building programs, services, and research collections that are more than the sum of their parts. As Dean, I look forward to facilitating collaboration both within and outside the Libraries.
Partnerships with faculty and students are crucial to our success. Please watch for exciting new initiatives to grow undergraduate research opportunities, preserve and present scholarship created on campus, expand access to library resources, and improve teaching and learning outcomes.
The Libraries seek to be both responsive and proactive - to meet Western's needs but also to play a leadership role and to try new things. In all of these efforts, I encourage your input. I hope you will share your suggestions with me as the Libraries continue to strive to be a centerpiece for teaching and learning at the University.
Mark I. Greenberg
Dean of Libraries