May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 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

The Tutoring Center is available in-person or virtually to support an array of courses, primarily the university’s math and science GUR courses. Students can also schedule a study skills appointment related to notetaking, time management, test taking, and more! Visit the Tutoring Center’s website or stop by in-person for an updated list of courses and study skills offerings. (Wilson Library 280, 360-650-3855,

The Hacherl Research & Writing Studio

The Studio is available to support students during any stage of the research and writing process, including brainstorming assignment ideas, finding and using sources, reviewing essay drafts, and preparing applications. Studio services can be accessed in-person, virtually via chat using “Ask Us” on the Libraries webpage, and draft papers can be submitted online for feedback. (Haggard Hall 2nd Floor, 360-650-3219,

Library Faculty

JOHN DANNEKER (2023) Dean of Libraries, Professor. BA, Bucknell University; MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MLIS, The Catholic University of America.
SIDONIE DEVARENNE (2022) Assistant Professor, Collection Management & Assessment Librarian. BA, Brown University; MLIS, University of Washington.
J. GABRIEL GOSSETT (2009) Associate Professor, Head of Research & Writing Studio. BA, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MLS, University Wisconsin-Madison; MEd, Western Washington University.
ELIZABETH JOFFRION (2012) Associate Professor, Director of Archives & Special Collections. BA, Louisiana State University; MA, University of New Orleans; MLIS, University of Maryland.
MADELINE KELLY (2017) Associate Professor, Director of Collections. BA, University of Mary Washington; MLS, Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science.
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, Faculty Chair, 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, Teaching & Learning Librarian. BA, Northwest Missouri State University; MLS, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
SYLVIA TAG (1997) Associate Professor, Teaching & Learning 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.
SHEVELL THIBOU (2022) Assistant Professor, Director of Teaching & Learning. BA, MEd, Western Washington University; PhD, Seattle Pacific University.