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
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 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
- 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.