The CCBC offers a limited number of regional, hands-on workshops around Wisconsin and distance presentations online for librarians and educators. CCBC workshops are typically sponsored by Wisconsin library systems and/or Cooperative Educational Services Agencies (CESAs). Additional sponsors may include area reading councils.
We cannot provide hands-on workshops around Wisconsin or online presentations for individual schools/districts (although they may cosponsor regional workshops), but we are always willing to present for groups that can travel to the CCBC in Madison, and also willing to explore distance/online presentation options that have a farther reach (eg.., sponsored by a CESA or library system).
We also present/exhibit at the annual professional conferences for the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA), Wisconsin Media and Technology Association (WEMTA), and the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) .
Workshop Format Options
CCBC workshops can take place over the course of a single day or over two days. We encourage planners to consider an evening component that might be more accessible to classroom or early childhood teachers, followed by a workshop for librarians/librarians and teachers the next day, or to collaborate with another organization, such as a reading council, to make an evening option available.
Below are examples of typical presentations/workshops we provide.
- Great New Books for Children and/or Teens
- Collection Development (Facilitated discusion)
- Intellectual Freedom (presentation and discussion)
But we are always open to exploring other book and book-releated topics.
In addition to gearing a book presentation toward a specific audience (e.g., K-5, Gr 6-12, early childhood, public librarians, school libraries), we can also develop other workshop topics toward a specific focus/need.
We are open to exploring ideas for both format and content. Let us know your interests and needs.
Minimum Audience Size:
For a single-day workshop requiring travel, the CCBC will expect at least 40 advance registrants. For a two-day workshop, minimum registration requirement is 65 over the two days. (The workshop may serve different audiences over the course of two days.)
Please promote workshops widely—through the sponsoring agencies (library systems, CESA’s, etc.) and other library/education agencies in the area (e.g., reading councils, school districts, early childhood community if applicable).
The CCBC will not charge for staff time or workshop content. The CCBC will require reimbursement for all travel costs, including UW Fleet vehicle and lodging/meals if applicable.