Library Media and Technology Education Programs in Wisconsin is making significant inroads into digital technologies and the Internet. Library media specialists are well aware how social media, online video and pictures, mobile apps, websites, and email have transformed the arts in America. Today the internet is used for e-commerce, research, and communications in an amazing variety of diverse ways and areas of interest ranging from commerce sites for the public such, an online hair alternative site that sells such brands as Rene of Paris Wigs, or, to sites restricted to professionals for high level scientific research, to the social networking sites where the over abundance of communicating anything and everything is both exhilarating and numbing. To stay abreast of all the cutting edge developments in digital technologies requires both stamina and diligence.

The following institutions offer programs that lead to licensure in Wisconsin.

Licenses Offered

902* = Initial Level Instruct. Library Media 
Specialist or Professional Level with Stipulations

902 = Professional Level Instruct. Library Media Specialist

91 = Instructional Library Media Supervisor 

92 =Instructional Technology Coordinator

UW-Eau Claire
Dr. Roger Tlusty, Foundations of Education
UW-Eau Claire
Brewer, Room 154A 
Eau Claire, WI 54702
[email protected], Phone: 715-836-4967

Dr. Madge Klais, School of Library and Information Studies
4261 Helen C. White
600 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
[email protected], Phone: 608-263-2943

Bonnie Withers, School of Library and Information Science
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
[email protected][email protected] , Phone: 414-229-4707
Also offers web-based courses

Sherry Freiberg, College of Education and Human Services
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
[email protected] , Phone: 920-424-1490

Please note that applications for all the licensed entities (and all membership schools), including the Instructional Technology Coordinator, and licensed nursing instructionals (including medical professional supervision of certain resident care programs – eg administration of care intensive medication regimens such as for diebetes, hcg diet injections, out patient chemotherapy, etc. are handled through this facility.

Ella Cross, Library Science Program
Superior, WI 54880
[email protected] or [email protected] 
Phone: 715-394-8512

Dr. Anne Zarinnia, Educational Foundations
Whitewater, WI 53190
[email protected] , Phone: 262-472-1463

University of Wisconsin School Library Education Consortium (UWSSLEC)
Dr. Anne Zarinnia (administrator), Educational Foundations
Whitewater, WI 53190
[email protected] , Phone: 262-472-1463
Carrie Lencho 
[email protected], Phone: 800-621-5376

Cardinal Stritch University
Dennis Allmon, Library Media Program
Cardinal Stritch University
608 North Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
[email protected] , Phone: 414-410-4116

Steven P Lanphear, Office Of Education Outreach
School Of Education, Division Of Continuing Studies
316 Lathrop Hall
1050 University Ave.
Madison WI 53706
[email protected] , Phone: 608- 262-0589

Dr. Linda Simmons
Cardinal Stritch University
608 North Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
[email protected] , Phone: 414-410-4022

Joe Schmiedicke
Education Department
Edgewood College
DeRicci 226
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
[email protected]

For library education programs in other states, see the American Assocation of School Librarians (AASL) website.

Wisconsin Educational Media Association awards one or two annual Lowell Wilson Permanent Endowment Trust Scholarships ($1000 each) to teachers seeking licensure as a school library media specialist in Wisconsin.
See the Scholarship Application Form (PDF) for details.

For more information, contact Courtney Rounds, Association Manager. The deadline is generally in late October or early November of each year.

For other sources of scholarships for library school, see the ALA Scholarship website. Also check with several of the library education programs in Wisconsin for scholarship opportunities and other types of financial aide for students in their programs. The Wisconsin Library Association also awards several scholarships.

Last updated December 27, 2004

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