University of Wisconsin–Madison

NEW! Introduction to Library Instruction

Are you interested in presenting library instruction sessions or workshops, but unsure where to begin? This course will help you plan and prepare your own presentations, one step at a time. Each week, you’ll be introduced to a new topic, such as lesson planning, audience engagement, and assessment. Then, you’ll apply this lesson to your library by developing content for an instruction session or workshop of your choice.

At a glance

When: Feb 17 – Mar 27, 2020

Cost: $250 (10% discount until Feb 2!)

CE Credit: 2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs

Program: #305820

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Please note: UW-Madison now requires payment upon registration. If you need to pay with a check, please use the form below and mail the check with your registration.

Register online

Register by phone: Pyle Center, (608) 262-2451

Register by mail: Print a registration form

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins

Course details


  • Determination of session purpose and goals
  • Lesson plan creation and time management
  • Audience engagement and active learning activities
  • Incorporation of technology tools
  • Assessment and reflection


Each week, you will be required to listen/read lectures, read/review resources, and participate actively in online discussions. There will be regularly scheduled assignments. The course is designed with working people in mind and assignments will be relevant and practical.


Stephanie King is a graduate of the UW-Madison Information School. She works as a Public Services Librarian at Illinois Valley Community College.