Here are a couple of excellent tutorials on wells and pumps:
I've driven a few shallow wells down here in Northeastern NC, and I can tell you how we do it. I don't know where there is a "how-to".
First, a "shallow well" here means that there is 25' or less between the well point and the pump. You will likely need a residential well permit, so contact your local Health Department for permit and inspection requirements. (A well cannot be closer than 100' to any part of a septic system, for instance, and also cannot be connected to a public water supply.)
You can get different size pumps and pressure tanks, but if you plan on running more than one sprinkler head at a time, I would get at least a 3/4 hp 2-stage pump.
If you have public water supply, you can wash it down (easier, but a muddy mess.) If not, you can drive it, either with a homemade T-shaped well driver or a sledge hammer. You will need two large pipe wrenches, lots of teflon tape, and a hand-pump (aka pitcher pump).
You will need an 1.25" well point (the longer the better...5', 4' or 3'), four 5' joints of 1.25" galvanized pipe threaded on both ends, 1.25" galvanized couplings, and a heavy-duty black pipe coupling for driving if you're driving it.
To drive a well:
A. Dig a small pit about 2-3' deep X 2-3' round (below local freeze line), unless you're going to put the pump right over the well in an insulated wellhouse, in which case there is no need for the pit.
B. Tighten the black coupling onto the point and drive the point down almost flush. If you're using a sledge hammer, use a 2X board held flat over the black coupling to lessen damage to it.
C. Remove the black coupling, wrap several flat wraps of teflon tape on the pipe threads clockwise only as you look at the ends, and tighten a regular galvanized coupling and the first joint of galvanized pipe onto the point. Tighten these as tight a possible.
D. Tighten the black coupling onto the upper end of the first pipe and repeat the process until all are connected tightly and driven down.
E. Attach the pump, prime the well with a hose, and hand-pump the water off until it runs clear of sand.
F. Connect and prime the pump.
To wash a well down:
Connect the point and pipe sections (teflon taped) as tightly as possible and wash them down a section at a time with a 10' length of plastic PVC pipe attached to a water hose.