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Library Director Certification Courses

Courses for Certification

Basic Public Library Administration 
UW-Madison Online; Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Advanced Public Library Administration
UW-Madison Online; Offered Fall Semester

Organization and Management of Collections
UW-Madison Online; Offered Spring Semester

Public and Community Library Services
UW-Madison Online; Offered Fall Semester

List of Institutions

Anna Palmer (608) 263-4452 
Meredith Lowe (608) 890-0364
School of Library and Information Studies
The iSchool at UW Madison
Helen C. White Hall, 4th Floor
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Eileen Schroeder (262) 472-2837 
UW - Whitewater
Educational Foundations
1005 Winther Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) requires coursework for receiving Grade II or Grade III Public Library Director certification. Grade II certificates may be issued to applicants holding a bachelor's degree along with a minor in library science; the minor in library science must be supplemented by three (3) semester credits of coursework, or the equivalent, in advanced public library administration. The total number of credits required to be completed is 12.

Credits (CR) are awarded by colleges or graduate schools toward a degree program. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded upon taking courses offered by the School of Library and Information Studies, The iSchool at UW Madison, that partially fulfill requirements for public library director certification in Wisconsin.

For questions about this information, contact Shannon Schultz (608) 266-7270