The Collection & Resource Management Division is where the behind-the-scenes magic happens. We work in partnership with librarians and faculty liaisons to select, acquire, describe, preserve, and provide access to physical and electronic resources. We’re here to support teaching, learning, and research at UWM.

Staff Directory

Cataloging & Metadata

  • Cataloging and classification for all UWM Libraries
    • Distinctive collections
    • UWM-Waukesha Library
    • UWM-Washington County Library
  • Physical resource management
    • Donated materials management
    • Preservation referrals
    • Deaccessioning and transfers

Collection Management

  • Acquisitions
  • Collection budget management
  • Electronic resource management
  • Physical processing and preservation
  • Bindery

Collection Development Policies

Collection Development Policy

Digital Content Collection Policy

DEI Collection Development Policy

Information and Services

Recommend an item for purchase

We welcome purchase recommendations from UWM faculty, staff and students. There are three ways to recommend an item for purchase:

  1. Fill out the web purchase recommendation form
  2. Send an email to with as much information about the item (title, author, publisher, ISBN/ISSN, etc.) as possible
  3. Send publisher’s catalog or other announcement by mail to:

Request to be notified when an ordered item is received

If you would like to be notified when materials that you have recommended for purchase are available, please specify that in your request. Be sure to include your name and contact information in the notes field of the purchase recommendation form.

Gifts and Donations to the Library

Open Access Agreements

Internship and fieldwork opportunities

Internship opportunities may be available to graduate students in the School of Information Studies degree programs.

Fieldwork opportunities may be available to students in the Information Organization Concentration. These are unpaid 3 credit fieldwork placements, completed during an academic semester and approved by the IO Concentration Coordinator.

For information about current openings, see Employment Opportunities.

Report errors in Search@UW

The metadata in Search@UW comes from a variety of sources, and not all metadata is reviewed by a librarian. We appreciate receiving error reports about the content of catalog records, such as misspellings, incorrect titles, incorrect names, imprecise or outdated subjects, or inaccurate classification numbers. Send reports to

For technical and navigation problems with Search@UW, send comments to Ask a Librarian.

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