Location: Winther Hall 1005
Phone: (262) 472-2837
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Library Media program educates library media specialists for schools and small public libraries to be information specialists, teachers, instructional partners, administrators, change agents and leaders who
The library media specialist serves the needs of all children with their variety of abilities, learning preferences and cultural understandings. The library is important as a welcoming place in which students and other users can engage in self-discovery and self-directed inquiry, free to move beyond the familiar, without fear of failure and with the support of warm, personal attention. The program is rooted in and gives form and meaning to the principles of democracy: the right of people of all ages to intellectual freedom and the right of people to equity of access to information.
The program offers
The program also offers a graduate distance education program in collaboration with UW-Eau Claire, UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Superior for students in under-served areas of the state. This program leads to both initial and professional levels of licensure. For more information on the University of Wisconsin System School Library Education Consortium (UWSSLEC), contact Carrie Lencho.