Welcome Marianne Swierenga

University Libraries welcomes Marianne to the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. In this role, she is responsible for creating and cataloging metadata for our archival and digital collections. Marianne has worked at Western Michigan University Libraries since 2011. She has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. One fun fact about Marianne is that she used to bake pastries for a popular, local coffee shop.

Welcome to Michelle Wise, Electronic Resources Specialist

Welcome Michelle Wise

Meet Michelle, the University Libraries’ new electronic resource specialist. She is responsible for maintaining access to and troubleshooting issues with our subscription-based electronic resources. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Western Michigan University and a master’s in Library Information Systems from Wayne State University. 

Libraries extends access for the visually impaired

The University Libraries has installed NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) on all 240 public computers in Waldo Library, Swain Education Library in Sangren Hall, Maybee Music and Dance Library in Dalton Center, and the Zhang Legacy Center; Archives and Regional History Collections.  NVDA is a screen reader which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers.  Blind and vision impaired students can now take advantage of Waldo Library’s extended hours to use the public computers. If needed, use your headphones or there are several pair for check out at the Waldo service desk.