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School Libraries


Common School Fund

The Common School Fund, established by the Wisconsin Constitution in 1848, is the primary source of funding for school libraries in Wisconsin. This link leads you to detailed information and resources to guide spending, as well as contact information for additional questions.


Future Ready Library Planning

Use this Future Ready Librarian tool to guide the integration of your long-range library plan into your district Digital Learning Action Plan, built around Wisconsin's Digital Learning Plan and the nationally recognized Future Ready Framework.


Evaluation Resources

Aligned to national professional standards, these tools are designed to be used for a performance-based continuous improvement system. In addition to evaluation, rubrics are also useful for setting goals and understanding the multi-faceted role of library media specialists.


School Library Scoop


Stay informed about Wisconsin school library news and updates by subscribing to School Library Scoop. This newsletter features the latest information about library planning, Common School Funds, professional learning opportunities, and other articles to help library media specialists effectively serve their schools and districts.

Monica Treptow - School Library Media Education Consultant

Monica Treptow

I am your resource for consultation, assistance, and leadership with school library programs. I am passionate about making school library programs essential, highly valued parts of Wisconsin schools. School libraries, staffed by quality professional school library media specialists, are robust centers for inquiry, collaboration, and literacy, providing equitable access and opportunities for all Wisconsin students. Please contact me using the information below if you have questions about any of the information or links on the school library pages.


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Google Spaces (Formerly Google Currents)


Our Google Currents community has migrated to Google Spaces. All members of the former community have been invited to Spaces. Please contact to request admission into the group. This community is for Wisconsin library media specialists to connect, ask questions, and share ideas. 

For questions about this information, contact Monica Treptow (608) 575-6065