University of Wisconsin–Madison

Volunteer Management

Many community members want to be a part of their library. However, the recruitment and training of volunteers can be time-consuming, and their role within the library can be vague. Take this class to find out how volunteer management can be fun and rewarding. Leverage the talent and enthusiasm in your community to strengthen relationships and bring new energy, skills, and opportunities to your library.

At a glance

When: Feb 17 – Mar 15, 2020

Where: Online

Cost: $150 (10% discount until Feb 2!)

CE Credit: 1.4 CEUs/14 LEUs

Program: #305920

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 description


  • Recruitment
  • Writing policies to benefit everyone
  • Training and Management
  • Retention and Appreciation


Students will read/listen to weekly lectures and articles and participate in online discussion boards. There will be a brief assignment on initiating or improving volunteer management at your library.


Anna Palmer is an outreach specialist at the UW-Madison Information School.