Alice Hagar Curriculum Center renovations complete!

We are excited to announce that UW-La Crosse’s renovated Alice Hagar Curriculum Center is officially open! Located in Murphy Library on the second floor, the new space is available for classes, orientation sessions, programs, playing, or simply reading stories while lounging on the multicolored story rug. The unveiling and open house for the center was held last Tuesday, Oct. 30th and consisted of a story time with the UWL Campus Child Center and opening remarks by Provost Betsy Morgan, Interim Director of Murphy Library John Jax, Engagement and Curriculum Librarian Teri Holford, and Biology Professor Tim Gerber.  

Named for Alice Hagar, who taught children’s literature and was the Campus School Librarian from 1947-73, 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 coursework preparing students to meet requirements of education degrees and credentials. The 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. 

For more information about the Curriculum Center, contact Teri Holford at 608.785.8944 or