Curriculum center


The Alice Hagar Curriculum Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Murphy Library Resource Center.


The collection is available during regular library hours.

Circulation Information:

Resources may be checked out by UWL students, UWL faculty and staff as well as the general public holding community borrower cards. To obtain a community borrower card, please contact the Access Services unit at or 608.785.8507.

Reference Assistance:

Please direct questions to:

Teri Holford, Engagement & Curriculum Collection Librarian

Mission Statement:

The Alice Hagar Curriculum Resource Center's primary mission is to provide services, instruction, and resources that support the instructional programs of the School of Education, UW-La Crosse and to the La Crosse education community.

The Curriculum Resource Center strives to maintain relevance and inclusivity in services, instruction, and resources to adapt to the changing environment of the 21st century and the information literacy needs of students, faculty, and professionals in the field of education.


The Alice Hagar Curriculum Center supports the curriculum of the School of Education and any children's and young adult literature needs taught at the UWL. The collection development policy is coordinated with the main library's collection development policy and mission of service.

In conjunction with UWL's mission of inclusivity, the center provides a growing collection that reflects the values of cultural diversity and promotes respect and appreciation for all cultures, perspectives and the global community.

Materials available in the Curriculum Resource Center:

  • children's and young adult literature in both fiction and nonfiction
  • an award winning STEM collection
  • professional books with related curriculum materials including activity lesson planning
  • educational toys, games, and big books
  • current and older textbook series from major publishers
  • Links to educational databases and other educational resources can be found on the Educational Subject Guide web page

Who was Alice Hagar?

The Alice Hagar Curriculum Resource Center is named for Alice Hagar, who taught children's literature and was the Campus School librarian from 1947 to 1973. After the close of the Campus School in 1973, Ms. Hagar was instrumental in the development of the Curriculum Resource Center in the School of Education.