The CCBC can provide a limited number of hands-on workshops around Wisconsin annually. Hands-on workshops should be planned as regional events, sponsored by two or more Wisconsin library systems or library system(s) in conjunction with Cooperative Educational Services Agencies (CESAs). Additional sponsors may include area reading councils, school districts, etc.
We also typically 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) .
The CCBC cannot provide hands-on workshops around Wisconsin or online presentations for individual schools/districts. We will always try to accommodate request for presentations to groups who can travel to the CCBC in Madison.
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 discussion)
- Intellectual Freedom (presentation and discussion)
We are always open to exploring other book and book-related topics.
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.)
The venue must be accessible and able to accommodate a large audience as well as display space for books.
Workshops must be promoted widely throughout the region—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).
Livestreaming and Recording (Updated 12/2022)
We do not allow livestreaming or recording of CCBC in-person presentations. We encourage those who can’t attend in person to check our calendar of events for distance presentations, and to check our distance presentation archives.
The CCBC does not charge for presentations to library and education groups in Wisconsin. Reimbursement for all travel-related costs, including UW fleet vehicle, and lodging/meals if applicable.
The CCBC records two “Great New Books” presentations each spring highlighting books in its annual best-of-the-year list, CCBC Choices: “Great New Books for Children (Birth – Grade 5)” and “Great New Books for Older Children and Teens (Grades 6-12). ” These are available for viewing throughout the rest of the year along with selected other distance presentations archived on our web site. We cannot accommodate requests from individual organizations and groups for online presentations on new/recently published books.
Requests for distance presentations on other topics are welcome; our ability to fulfill such requests will depend on our capacity given other commitments. We encourage library systems and/or CESAs requesting online presentations to collaborate with other systems/CESAs, as we don’t have the capacity to provide online presentations for each individual system and/or CESA. We also encourage staff within a CESA to collaborate (e.g., literacy and library).