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Library Director Certification Courses

Courses for Certification

  • Basic Public Library Administration 
  • Advanced Public Library Administration
  • Organization & Management of Collections
  • Public and Community Library Services

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

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
Vince Mussehl (715) 833-6285
Library & Information Services Program (AAS) 
620 W. Clairemont Ave.

Eau Claire, WI 54701

Sarah Beth Nelson (262) 472-1463 
UW - Whitewater
Educational Foundations
6005 Winther Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) requires coursework to receive a Grade II or Grade III public library director certificate. 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