Kay Benning

Kay Benning

  • Preceptor, School of Information Studies



  • BS Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • MLIS & School Library Media Certification, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin Idea Executive Ph.D. Cohort - Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kay currently serves as Director of Library Services for Elmbrook Schools and district representative on the Brookfield Public Library Board of Trustees. She served as a school librarian at both the elementary and secondary levels. In addition, she has a variety of classroom teaching experience ranging from Medford, WI to Frankfurt, Germany to Milwaukee Public Schools German Immersion School.

February 2022: How the Pandemic Boosted Ebook and Audiobook Use in Schools, School Management: The Home of Independent and International Education

March 2020: President-elect Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association

September 2018: Personalizing Learning Through Digital Reading Platforms, District Administration Magazine

August 2018: Testified Before Legislative Study Committee on Investment and Use of School Trust Funds

Benning, K. and DeGuire, B. (2017), FACEBook: Family and Community Engagement Book Club, Presentation at the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.