Dean's Welcome


Julie Garrison photo, 2016

Julie Garrison, Dean

Dear Western Michigan University Community:

Welcome to all WMU students, faculty, staff and community members!  We at the University Libraries invite you to take full advantage of the resources and services we have available to you.

We want you to succeed and are committed to enhancing your educational and scholarly experience, whether you are a first year student or an established scholar. We encourage you to use our collaborative spaces, wealth of online and physical resources, and engage with our faculty and staff.

The Dwight B. Waldo Library and its three branches collectively hold more than 2 million volumes and provide access to extensive online collections. Our librarians are experts in a variety of subject areas and are available to provide research consultations and in-class instruction.

This is a momentous time for WMU Libraries as we embark on re-imagining our services, resources, and physical and virtual spaces. We invite your input in this process as we redefine the ways in which we partner with you and support the university community. 

Warmest Regards,
Julie Garrison
Dean of WMU Libraries

julie.garrison@wmich.edu