Sep 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Western Libraries

Western Libraries offers students an array of resources, programs, and services designed to advance student learning and scholarship, including access to primary source materials, workshops, orientations and credit-bearing courses on information literacy and special topics. The Libraries provides 24/7 online access to online tutorials, course reserves, e-books, articles and databases, and other video resources. All current WWU students can check out and borrow library materials. The library buildings also offer a variety of study spaces for both collaborative work and quiet study. (Wilson Library/Haggard Hall, 360-650-3094,

The Tutoring Center

Tutors and peer advisors are available during the Tutoring Center’s regular hours to assist students in Math and Science GUR courses. The Tutoring Center also offers tutor-facilitated study groups for select courses, and one-on-one study skills appointments. (WL 280, 360-650-3855,   

The Hacherl Research & Writing Studio

Provides support in research and writing - essay drafts, project components, scholarship applications, and resumes. Students can also initiate a chat using “Ask Us,” or submit a draft paper for email response. (Haggard Hall 2nd Floor, 360-650-3219,

Library Faculty

MADELINE KELLY (2017) Interim Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor, Director of Collections. BA, University of Mary Washington; MLS, Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science.
MARK GREENBERG (2013) Professor. BA, University of Toronto; MA, University of Western Ontario; PhD, University of Florida; MLS, University of South Florida.
J. GABRIEL GOSSETT (2009) Associate Professor, Head of Research & Writing Studio. BA, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MLS, University Wisconsin-Madison.
ELIZABETH JOFFRION (2012) Associate Professor, Director of Heritage Resources. BA, Louisiana State University; MA, University of New Orleans; MLIS, University of Maryland.
CASEY MULLIN (2016) Associate Professor, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services. BMus, MMus, Western Washington University; MLS, Indiana University.
JENNY OLEEN (2014) Associate Professor, Scholarly Communications Librarian. BS, Kansas State University; BS, University of Arizona; MLS, Indiana University.
ANDREA PETERSON (1999) Associate Professor. BA, University of Utah; MLS, Indiana University.
JEFF PURDUE (1999) Associate Professor, Teaching Learning and Media Librarian. BA, MA, University of Illinois at Chicago; MLS, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois.
MARIAN A. RITTER (1969) Associate Professor, Head of the Music Library. BME, MLS, University of Portland.
EMILY SPRACKLIN (2019) Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning Librarian. BA, Western Washington University; MLIS, University of Washington.
ELIZABETH A. STEPHAN (2008) Associate Professor, Faculty Chair, Teaching & Learning Librarian. BA, Northwest Missouri State University; MLS, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
SYLVIA TAG (1997) Associate Professor, Subject Librarian. BA, Colorado College; MLIS, University of Iowa.
MICHAEL TAYLOR (2018) Associate Professor, Special Collections Librarian. BA, Indiana State University; MA & MLS, Indiana State University.