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New leader for DPI's Division for Libraries and Technology


State Superintendent Jill Underly has announced the appointment of Dr. Darrell L. Williams as the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division for Libraries and Technology. Dr. Williams succeeds Dr. Barbara Van Haren, former Assistant State Superintendent for the Division for Learning

Support, who selflessly stepped out of retirement to return to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) as the interim division leader.  

Learning About Our Veterans


The Department of Public Instruction Library Services Team would like to thank all veterans for their service and selfless sacrifice for our country.  As we honor those who served this Veterans Day, learn more about the resources and opportunities available to understand our veterans’ experiences.

Statewide Database Inventory & Needs Assessment Study Final Report Released

As a direct response to library community conversations on potential uses for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) grant program, the DPI Library Services Team contracted with the library consulting firm CDygert Solutions to complete a Wisconsin Statewide Electronic Resource Database Inventory & Needs Assessment Study.

The study’s goals were to:

  1. Address the lack of consistent and comprehensive data about existing databases offered by public and K-12 public school libraries.

The DPI Library Services Team presents at WLA Conference in November


The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Library Services Team will be joining colleagues across the state for the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference 2022, November 1-4, 2022. Stop by the Library Services Team’s booth B402 to say hello to our team and meet our newest public library consultants Chris Baker and Jeni Schomber, ask questions, and pick up some statewide information including posters and bookmarks for your library.  

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