The Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) provides a forum for library and information technology planning within the University of Wisconsin System. CUWL reports to the UW System Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Council’s purposes include:

  • Advocating within the University of Wisconsin System regarding library programs, systems and funding (including computing, telecommunications, resource sharing, and information resource structures)
  • Planning, developing, and implementing policies, procedures, and strategic directions with regard to system-wide library resources and programs
  • Informing local institutional administrators of UW System library initiatives
  • Participating in state-wide library planning and advocacy

CUWL has four coordinating committees:

  • Collections & Resource Sharing
  • Digital Initiatives
  • Library Technology Initiatives
  • User Services