The mission of Andersen Library derives from that of its parent institution, UW-Whitewater. The Core Mission of the University Cluster and The Select Mission of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater constitute the basis for defining the general mission of the Library Services that is to support UW-Whitewater in carrying out its institutional mission of teaching, research, and public service.
Within this context, Andersen Library has established its operational goals and objectives as follows:
To provide access to electronic and traditional information resources of the University and the world.
To develop, organize, preserve, and maintain an adequate, functional, and balanced core collection of library materials to support the instructional, curricular and research needs of the University.
To ensure ready accessibility to the library collection by generating and maintaining an accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive, and integrated online catalog.
To provide efficient services in the circulation of library materials.
To offer high quality reference and information services and user education to faculty, staff, students, and other user groups.
To promote information literacy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater by providing instruction in effective access, evaluation, organization, synthesis and application of information from a variety of sources and formats in a variety of contexts.
To organize and maintain the official records and archives of the University.
To participate actively in regional and national cooperative programs of resource sharing.
To cooperate in the licensing and purchase of library resources to create a UW System-wide electronic library.
To use modern technology in innovative ways to enhance information services and delivery capability.
To provide adequate physical facilities to meet the diverse needs of library users, and to maintain an attractive environment that is conducive to independent learning and research.