library media resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Team Leadership
  • Library Programming
  • Webmaster
  • Teaching/Collaboration
  • Literacy Development
  • Tech Savvy
  • Staff Management
  • Copyright law
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Library Media Specialist offering 10 years of experience in the field. Dedicated to creating and maintaining a library media center that is safe, accessible and inviting learning and teaching environment. Focused on collaborating with teachers, administrators and students to maximize educational opportunities. To serve as a resource and provide materials that support today's curriculum needs while focusing on the district’s demands concerning new technologies and up-to-date library resources. Consistently promotes love of reading, research and learning across all grades.

Work History
09/2020 to Current Library Media Kennedy Krieger Institute | Baltimore, MD,
  • Developed 3-year Futrure Ready Library plan in accordance with statue: PI8.01 school district standard (2)(h) and the ELGS district plan
  • Planned and implemented a weeding schedule to improve the quality of the collection
  • Genrefied three fiction sections to improve usablilty of collection
  • Updated library collection to include multicultural titles to fit student population.
  • Collaborated with clients and project stakeholders to analyze requirements and design project scope, milestones and budget.
  • Developed and executed yearly budgets to purchase yearly acquisition of books, periodicals, supplies and computer software and hardware.
  • Maintained a 24/7 website for students, staff and community members
  • Collaborated with public library director to promote literature, find resources, research materials, and promote the summer reading program.
08/2015 to 11/2019 Library Media Specialist Kennedy Krieger Institute | Baltimore, MD,
  • Promoted library through public relations avenues such as library website, newsletter, and volunteering in the community
  • Encouraged reading, information literacy skills and technology through activities including library incentive programs, Makerspace, and summer reading programs
  • Instructed students and staff in information and technology literacy skills, including research processes and understanding copyright, fair use and licensing of intellectual property
  • Created and ran a multi-stationed Makerspace lab supported by several grants
  • Oversaw total library program, including media, catalog, budget and instructional areas
  • Developed and maintained a collection of resources appropriate to curriculum, students and teaching and learning styles inherent within the school community
  • Wrote grants and held book fairs to renovate the library, provide students with latest technologies, and add exciting books into the library collection
  • Worked with district to update policies that directly relate to the library media center
  • Provided trainings via online and face-to-face platforms for local and off-site staff on functionality of newly developed applications to achieve strategic objectives
  • Collaborated with teachers by scheduling library activities/classes including digital citizenship lessons and research activities
  • Stayed on top of latest trends and strategies in the field by reading trade publications and attending conferences around the United States
09/2009 to 08/2015 Library Media Specialist City Of Hickory | Hickory, NC,
  • Produced multi-grade lesson plans centered around 21st Century Skills
  • Collaborated and co-taught with teachers to incorporate technology and digital literacy and citizenship into their curriculum
  • Project manager for school and public library redesign
  • Developed with Technology Coordinator district's three-year technology plan
  • Drafted policies and procedures for district's "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policy as well as district's iPad initiative
  • Maintained and managed library collection that supports district's curriculum and promotes reading to students at all levels
  • Provided technology training to staff in areas of Web 2.0, Google Drive, website creation, SMARTboards and iPads
  • Trained and directed library assistant and volunteers
  • Administered library budget
  • Networked with other libraries and librarians to share resources and programming
  • Grant writing
  • Collection development
01/2014 to 06/2015 Library Assistant Kohler Public Library | City, STATE,
  • Performed circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines
  • Checked in deliveries of inter-library loan materials
  • Processed, withdrew, repair, and reconditioned library material
  • Shelved library materials and organized shelves
  • Helped library director with library program and displays
  • Assisted patrons with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching
  • Answered directional questions and assist patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment
Expected in 05/2013 to to Master of Arts | Education -Instructional Technology Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI GPA:
Expected in 05/2012 to to Bachelor of Arts | Library Media Specialist Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI GPA:
Expected in 2008 to to Bachelor of Arts | K-8 Grade General Education Certification Program Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, GPA:
Expected in 01/2003 to to Bachelor of Arts | 6-12 Grade Broadfield Social Studies Lakeland College, Plymouth, WI GPA:
Expected in 04/1998 to to Bachelor of Arts | Anthropology University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN GPA:

Leadership/Volunteer Positions:

  • Project Manager for library redesign
  • Archiver's club supervisor
  • Leader and advisor for Makerspace initiative
  • Elementary and middle school Technology Club advisor
  • Coach for high school and middle school girls’ basketball
  • High school Forensics and Mock Trial coach
  • Sheboygan's Children's Book Festival steering committee
  • Book's on Bikes Sheboygan summer literacy program
  • Destination Imagination Manager

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School Attended

  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Silver Lake College
  • Lakeland College
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Job Titles Held:

  • Library Media
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Library Assistant


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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