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 e-wigs.com, an online hair alternative site that sells such brands as Rene of Paris Wigs, or walmart.com, 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.
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
Dr. Roger Tlusty, Foundations of Education UW-Eau Claire Brewer, Room 154A Eau Claire, WI 54702 [email protected], Phone: 715-836-4967 http://www.uwec.edu/fed/libsci.htm
Dr. Madge Klais, School of Library and Information Studies UW-Madison 4261 Helen C. White 600 North Park Street Madison, WI 53706 [email protected], Phone: 608-263-2943 http://www.slis.wisc.edu/academic/schoollibmedia/
Bonnie Withers, School of Library and Information Science UW-Milwaukee P.O. Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201 [email protected] [email protected] , Phone: 414-229-4707 Also offers web-based courses http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SLIS/
Sherry Freiberg, College of Education and Human Services UW-Oshkosh 800 Algoma Blvd. Oshkosh, WI 54901 [email protected] , Phone: 920-424-1490 http://www.coehs.uwosh.edu
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.
Dr. Anne Zarinnia, Educational Foundations UW-Whitewater Whitewater, WI 53190 [email protected] , Phone: 262-472-1463 http://academics.uww.edu/libmedia/lm.html
University of Wisconsin School Library Education Consortium (UWSSLEC)
Dr. Anne Zarinnia (administrator), Educational Foundations UW-Whitewater Whitewater, WI 53190 [email protected] , Phone: 262-472-1463 OR Carrie Lencho [email protected], Phone: 800-621-5376 http://www.uwsslec.org
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 UW-Madison 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
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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