Monday, January 4, 2016

Spring Happenings at SLIS Continuing Education Services

Guest post by Meredith Lowe, Outreach Specialist at SLIS, the iSchool at University of Wisconsin-Madison
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UW-Madison SLIS is pleased to announce our spring online courses! Many of our spring courses are filling up fast, so please register soon! We’re offering an early-bird discount on registrations this year, as well as group discounts. If your library or system has a group of 5 or more people interested in a class, please contact Anna Palmer ( or Meredith Lowe ( to arrange a discounted group registration fee.


UW-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies-Continuing Education Services announces a scholarship for Wisconsin library directors currently taking certification courses. SLIS-CES will cover the entire cost of one certification course ($415) for the winner. The course must be taken during the 2016 Spring semester. Only current Wisconsin public library directors are eligible for this scholarship. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible to win again.

The winner may use the award on any one of these upcoming fall courses:
  • Basic Public Library Administration (Feb 15 – May 6)
  • Organization and Management of Collections (Feb 15 – May 6)
To apply, please send an email with "CE Scholarship" in the subject line to Meredith Lowe ( In the body of the email, include your name, library, and a paragraph or two about how taking the certification courses helps you provide excellent service to your community. Submissions are due by 5:00 PM CST January 15th.

If the winner has already registered and paid for an upcoming certification course, their course fee will be refunded.


SLIS is pleased to host our 4th annual series of free webinars this spring, presented by SLIS alumni! Registration for the webinars will open on the SLIS Continuing Education website later in January and anyone is welcome to register! The topics are very broad--youth services, archives, digital collections, outreach, you name it! Presenters will prepare a 30-minute webinar on an innovative service or practice to share with the library, archive, and information world. Webinars will be broadcast via Adobe Connect, and recordings will be available on BadgerLink. We plan to host two webinars per month from February till May. Questions? Email Meredith Lowe at


The University of Wisconsin – Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies, Continuing Education Services is pleased to announce the third Librarians’ Tour to Germany! The tour dates are May 29 – June 8, 2016. Visit the Librarians' Tour of Germany website for more information and to register.

Written by:
Meredith Lowe, Outreach Specialist at SLIS, the iSchool at University of Wisconsin-Madison