About the curriculum center

A page within Murphy Library


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.

Reference Assistance

Please direct questions to:

Teri Holford, Academic Engagement & Curriculum Librarian

Rebecca Strandlie

Reference Desk

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 cirser@uwlax.edu 608.785.8507.


The Alice Hagar Curriculum Center supports the education curriculum of the School of Education and any children's and young adult literature courses taught at the UWL. Priority is given to materials which most directly support course work preparing students to meet requirements of education degrees and credentials. 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 multicultural collection that reflects the values of cultural diversity and promotes respect and appreciation for all cultures, perspectives and the global community.

Items found in the Curriculum Resource Center

  • children's and young adult literature in both fiction and nonfiction
  • current and older textbook series from major publishers
  • professional books with related curriculum materials
  • kits, maps, games, puppets, and big books
  • Links to educational databases and recommended websites can be found on the Educational Subject Guide web page

Items are regularly withdrawn based on current library policies to be donated, recycled, discarded or placed in the book sale collection. Older items of historical or research value may be kept if space and budgets allow. Only donations that meet selection criteria of the Curriculum Center development policy will be accepted. Materials with multiple components will be accepted only if complete.

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 as well as to the La Crosse education community.

The Curriculum Resource Center strives to maintain sustainable 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.

Check out the Curriculum Connection newsletters for information about upcoming events and recent changes to the Curriculum Center. Our newsletters are released twice a semester.

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.