University of Wisconsin–Madison

NEW! Building your management toolkit [FULL]

One of the roles many librarians eventually take on is that of a manager, but not all management tasks come naturally. Learning and practicing the basics of management and administration as it pertains to librarianship can help all library staff who are in management roles-not only directors. This course is intended for anyone with management responsibilities or those headed for management in the near future. Department heads, branch managers, and library directors will all gain important skills by taking this class.

At a glance

When: Mar 30 – May 10, 2020

Cost: $250 (10% discount until Mar 15!)

CE Credit: 2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs

Program: #304320

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

This course is full. Please click “register online” to sign up for the waitlist. There is no cost to be on the waitlist and being on the waitlist does not obligate you to accept a spot if offered.

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


  • Personnel management, evaluation, and staff motivation
  • Employment law basics for libraries including volunteer restrictions
  • Creating and managing a line item budget
  • Leadership skills and methods
  • Library advocacy
  • Relationship building and maintenance


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


Jennifer Bernetzke is the director of the Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster, WI.