library media specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Experienced Library Media Specialist enthusiastic about helping students of all cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels excel in learning. Outgoing and reliable professional with flexible and collaborative approach. Consistently promotes love of reading, research and learning across all grades. Skilled Media Specialist focused on collaborating with teachers, administrators and students to maximize educational opportunities. Well-developed understanding of classroom strategies and library standards. Skilled Elementary Teacher/Media Specialist with a background in improving student reading performance. Focused on working with students, parents, colleagues and administrators alike to teach and motivate students. Librarian/Teacher focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning and academic performance in a Library sitting. Caring Media Specialist demonstrating skill in strategic classroom management and effective discipline. Highly innovative and resourceful education professional who quickly identifies and resolves challenging situations.

  • Kind and empathetic educator
  • American Reading Company Skills/Units
  • DIBELS knowledge requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communicator Physically strong and agile
  • Positive and encouraging RTI familiarity
  • Academic
  • Conferences
  • Critical thinking
  • Educator
  • Instructor
  • Communicator
  • Student-centered learning
  • Special education
  • Age-appropriate lesson planning
Work History
07/2016 to Current Library Media Specialist Kennedy Krieger Institute | Baltimore, MD,
  • Follow AASL Standards Framework for Learners
  • Collaborate with teachers to extend lessons from classroom into Media Center
  • Worked as tutor for students during open block
  • Research units taught with students in various ways
  • Battle of Books
  • NC Testing Coordinator for our School
  • Started Maker Space
  • AR Administrator for entire school(Created class and student incentives), Created AR Store for students
  • PTA Board Staff Member
  • Book Fair (2 per year)
  • Created TV Scroll for school wide TV
  • Taught kids about library practices via individual and group instruction
  • Oversaw total library program, including media, catalog and instructional areas
  • Stayed abreast of latest trends and strategies in field by reading trade publications and attending conferences
  • Repaired or replaced damaged items to maintain continuity of service
  • Maintained equipment in good working order for school-wide use
  • Tracked loans of media equipment and materials
  • Organized library catalog, supplies, equipment and records
  • Motivated students to use instructional technology to promote achievement of learning objectives
  • Monitored projects to correctly complete media acquisition tasks and meet expected training milestones
  • Delivered appropriate Web service experience by utilizing HTML, CSS and JavaScript languages
  • Incorporated library items that met existing requirements while also driving curiosity, engaging students and supporting lifelong learning
  • Developed and maintained collection of resources appropriate to curriculum, students and teaching and learning styles inherent within school community
  • Maintained relevant, organized and correctly cataloged library and technology collection based on careful analysis of student needs
  • Created animations for sales applications using Adobe Flash for various clients in telecommunications industry
  • Worked with teachers to provide kids with lifelong learning skills
  • Collaborated with clients and project stakeholders to analyze requirements and design project scope, milestones and budget
  • Gathered and utilized diverse technologies for modern and more effective education
  • Developed and executed yearly budgets to purchase yearly acquisitions, including books, periodicals, supplies and computer software and hardware
  • Implemented and maintained automated catalogs, circulation systems and textbook check-out services, including student obligations and responsibilities for materials
12/2002 to 07/2016 Teacher at Guilford Elementary/Ronald E. McNair Guilford County Schools, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Instructed up to 26 students individually and in groups
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
  • Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health
  • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and Internet
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines
  • Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs
  • Maintained accurate and complete records for 26 students
  • Encouraged students with special academic interests to fully pursue those subjects
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Developed IEPs with and without BIPs
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects
  • Completed training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field
  • Preserved confidentiality of student records and information at all times
  • Took part in professional organizations and continuing education courses
  • Created and taught engaging math lessons and activities
  • Designed and implemented a basic math program to be available to all students
  • Determined student strengths and weaknesses through DIBELS, STAR testing and weekly assessments
  • Developed students' computer and technology skills through demonstrations and practice
  • Boosted cultural awareness by incorporating children's literature from cultures around world
  • Selected age-appropriate stories and read them aloud during daily story time
  • Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions
  • Worked Summer School as Lead Teacher for 13 years
02/1985 to 12/2002 Teacher & Chlid Care Director Hesters Creative Schools, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
  • Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health
Expected in 12/2021 to to Master's Degree Library Media Science | Library Science NC Central University, , GPA:
Expected in 2002 to to Bachelor of Science | NC A&T State University, Drexler University, Greensboro, NC GPA:
Child Development Birth-Kindergarden with Kindergarten-6 grade licensure

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School Attended

  • NC Central University
  • NC A&T State University, Drexler University

Job Titles Held:

  • Library Media Specialist
  • Teacher at Guilford Elementary/Ronald E. McNair
  • Teacher & Chlid Care Director


  • Master's Degree Library Media Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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