Elementary Library Media Specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Adaptable and focused teacher and library media specialist with demonstrated success in managing organized classrooms, updating records and providing both group and individualized instruction. Proficient in helping advanced, struggling and special needs students enhance learning. Experienced with reading and social studies instruction.

  • Technological Instruction
  • Tailoring Curriculum Plans
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • SMART Board Aptitude
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Instruction
  • Team collaboration
  • Information sources
  • Social media
Work History
08/2009 to Current Elementary Library Media Specialist Festus R-Vi School District | Festus, MO,
  • Encouraged reading, information literacy skills and information resources through activities, including book clubs and reading programs.
  • Oversaw total library program, including media, catalog and instructional areas.
  • Motivated students to use instructional technology to promote achievement of learning objectives.
  • Tracked loans of media equipment and materials.
  • Worked with teachers to provide kids with lifelong learning skills.
  • Developed and executed yearly budgets to purchase yearly acquisitions, including books, periodicals, supplies and computer software and hardware.
  • Updated students on use of Internet as reference tool to access latest information and differentiate between relevant and irrelevant sites and material.
  • Collected and analyzed data to periodically evaluate school library media programs for continuous improvement against measurable goals and communicated program results with administrators and staff.
  • Incorporated library items that met existing requirements while also driving curiosity, engaging students and supporting lifelong learning.
  • Maintained relevant, organized and correctly catalogued library and technology collection based on careful analysis of student needs.
  • Promoted library through public relations avenues such as library website and newsletter.
  • Updated library collection to include multicultural titles to fit student population.
  • Taught kids about library practices via individual and group instruction.
  • Gathered and utilized diverse technologies for modern and more effective education.
  • Developed and maintained collection of resources appropriate to curriculum, students and teaching and learning styles inherent within school community.
  • Instructed students and staff in information and technology literacy skills, including research processes and understanding copyright, fair use and licensing of intellectual property.
08/2002 to 05/2009 5th Grade Teacher Manchester Local School District | City, STATE,
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies, and discipline.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Sourced supplies to fill gaps in student activities.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Retained student interest and maximized receptive learning.
08/1998 to 05/2002 6th Grade Teacher Peerless Elementary School | City, STATE,
  • Used tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and determine understanding of course materials.
  • Diversified teaching techniques and learning tools help students with differing ability levels and varied learning modalities.
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Sat in on classes of fellow teaching professionals to learn innovative methods for dispensing information to students.
  • Prepared instruction materials including copying, construction of bulletin boards, grading work and setting up work areas.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Assessed student comprehension through regular quizzes, tests and assignments.
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by guest speakers.
Expected in 08/1997 Bachelor of Science | Middle Grade Education With Emphasis Is SS And LA Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY GPA:
Expected in 05/2009 Master of Science | Library And Information Science University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS GPA:

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School Attended

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • University of Southern Mississippi

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary Library Media Specialist
  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • 6th Grade Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

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