Academic Catalog

Jim Dan Hill Library

The Jim Dan Hill Library serves as a multifaceted resource center for our student body, offering comprehensive support beyond mere book access. Our dedicated team of librarians provides personalized assistance through one-on-one appointments, research consultations, and instruction in information literacy, citation methodologies, and reference services. Additionally, our Course Reserves house essential textbooks and materials tailored to specific classes, fostering equitable access for all students. Instructors are encouraged to augment these reserves to further enhance student accessibility.

With a vast array of resources, our library boasts approximately 200 databases, including esteemed platforms such as Overdrive and Hoopla, alongside a diverse collection of over one million physical and digital resources. Furthermore, students can leverage UW resource sharing and Interlibrary Loans to acquire additional materials upon request.

Emphasizing our commitment to preserving local heritage, the Jim Dan Hill Library is home to archival collections, particularly focused on maritime history. Abundant study rooms, including a dedicated family study area, provide conducive environments for academic pursuits, complemented by reservable conference rooms and versatile spaces for meetings and events.

Aligned with the UWS Culture of Care initiative, our library houses a Global Language Collection, encompassing materials from the diverse countries represented by our international student community. Technological amenities abound, with over 30 student-accessible computers, printer facilities, scanners, laptop rentals, audiovisual equipment, and virtual computing stations enabling remote software access. Moreover, students can conveniently log study hours through our dedicated kiosk system, streamlining academic progress tracking.

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Mission Statement

The Markwood Center for Learning, Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) at the Jim Dan Hill Library supports the University of Wisconsin-Superior liberal arts mission by being more than simply a building; we are stewards of resources that support the scholarly pursuits of students, instructors, faculty, staff, and the larger community. We create learning opportunities for student engagement, quality teaching and learning across all modalities, and varied partnerships that extend beyond the walls of the university. We offer a welcoming environment through equitable access for our diverse community. We foster digital and information literacy, academic integrity, curiosity, creativity, and independence. 

Vision Statement

The Markwood Center for Learning, Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) at the Jim Dan Hill Library will be the bridge to success and equity by creating innovative teaching and learning experiences. We seek to provide accessible technology, opportunities for intellectual development, inclusive instruction, and support in both academic and personal pursuits. We commit to provide a sense of community, resources, services, and an open environment to foster lifelong learning. 

Inclusivity Statement

The Markwood Center for Learning, Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) at the Jim Dan Hill Library acknowledges and respects all our diverse patrons, students, instructors, staff, and community. Our team works together to provide accessible technology, opportunities for intellectual development, inclusive instruction and support in both academic and personal pursuits. We are committed to creating an open and safe environment for everyone across intersections of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran. 

Commitment Against Discrimination  

In order to ensure that the Markwood Center for Learning, Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) at the Jim Dan Hill Library is a safe and open space on campus, the individuals on our team recognize the systemic problems in our society and challenge those thought to be an established standard. We bring visibility to diversity through our marketing and displays, curating balanced collections across the library, and infusing empathy and education together in programming, instructional design and information literacy. We will actively participate and engage in educational efforts to thwart discrimination and racism where and when we see it. If you witness or experience an instance of discrimination or racism, we encourage you to report that incident to staff or self-report to administration.

We commit to

  • being open-minded to other’s views and learning from them 

  • encouraging and modeling respect for our diverse community  

  • supporting quality course design based on inclusion  

  • curating diverse and accessible collections throughout the library