Michigan State University

On March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing many public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. The Main Library is closed, but we still offer virtual services and many resources do remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for specific Library resources. Reference services are still available via chat and phone. We do have temporary policies for returning/renewing material.

Accessibility Staff at the MSU Libraries

In 2015, the MSU Libraries established an Accessibility Coordinator and the Libraries' Accessibility Working Group.

Accessibility Coordinator

Heidi Schroeder - hschroed@msu.edu / (517) 884-0899.

The MSU Libraries' Accessibility Coordinator oversees accessibility initiatives at the Libraries, serves as the Libraries' primary accessibility contact and advocate, and chairs the Libraries' Accessibility Working Group.

Libraries' Accessibility Working Group (LAWG)


The MSU Libraries' Accessibility Working Group (LAWG) meets approximately once a month to discuss and report on accessibility activities and initiatives taking place in the MSU Libraries and on MSU's campus and beyond. The LAWG offers and promotes accessibility education and training opportunities to library staff.

2020 LAWG Members:

  • Heidi Schroeder: Accessibility Coordinator & Library Liaison to MSU's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Robin Dean: Digital Projects Librarian.
  • Ranti Junus: Systems/Electronic Resources Librarian.
  • Zoë McLaughlin: South and Southeast Asian Studies Librarian.
  • Sarah Roberts: Acquisitions Archivist.
  • Joshua Sanchez: User Experience & Assessment Librarian.
  • Kelly Sattler: Head, Web Services.
  • Tyler Smeltekop: Manager, Course Materials Program.
  • Sarah Westman: Student Accessibility Employee