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Bowen, James

Ad Hoc Instructor

Instructional Library Media Supervisor License, - 6/90
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Master of Arts, 8/82
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Library Science; Master of Science, Secondary Education - 12/75
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point - History


Telephone: (920)-424-1490


Areas of Expertise:

  • Wisconsin Department of Instruction Certification: Instructional Library Media Supervisor (K-12)

  • Audiovisual Director (K-12)

  • Supervisor or Director of Instruction (K-12)

  • Instructional Library Media Specialist (K-12)

  • Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12)

  • School Librarian (K-12)

  • Audiovisual Coordinator (K-12)

  • History, English, Broad Field Social Studies (7-12)


Brief Bio:

I have taught high school English, history and social studies in the New Lisbon and Green Bay, Wisconsin Public Schools. During this time, I also served as a student council adviser, Native American cultures curriculum committee member, and as a coach of the football and track teams.

Since 2002, I served in various capacities in the Instructional Resources and Library Media Services areas for the Green Bay Public Schools, I supervised the District's K-12 library media centers, the Elementary Library Processing Center, the Textbook Processing Center, the District Printing and Duplicating Center, the Mailroom, the Elementary Printing and Duplicating Center, the District Media Center and the Instructional Television Fixed Service System. I have also been a curriculum and automation coordinator for the district's Library Media Centers. I have used my experience gained in teaching and in coordinating library media and audiovisual services to assist UWO students in acquiring skills in the areas of information and technology literacy.


Professional Experiences:

District Coordinator of Library Media/Audiovisual Services. Green Bay, WI, Public Schools, 1992-2006

Member of the Wisconsin Technology for Educational Achievement Board, 1999–2004. Appointed by Governor Thompson

President, President-elect, Treasurer, Leadership Committee Chair at different times for the Wisconsin Educational Media Association, 1992 - 2002

Conference Co-Chair for the Wisconsin Educational Media Association's Spring Conferences, 1991, 1997, 2005

Interim Director-Instructional Resources, Green Bay, WI, Public Schools, 1990-1991

Secondary Library Media Specialist, Edison Middle School, Green Bay, WI, 1985-1990

Wisconsin School Evaluation Consortium Library/Media Reviewer

Elmbrook, WI, School District, April 1986

D.C. Everest, WI, School District, November 1988

Elementary Library Media Specialist. Green Bay, WI, Area Public Schools, 1980-1985

Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher, Green Bay, WI, East High School, 1974-1980

Social Studies Teacher, New Lisbon, WI, Senior High School, 1973-1974


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: January 2000
Years of P-12 Experience: 32 Years


Classes Typically Taught:

  • Administration of the School Library Media Center

  • Supervision of School Library Media Centers and Systems

  • General Reference

  • Building Library Collections

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