Library Media Specialist Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Dynamic Library Media Specialist with more than five years of combined experience and advanced academic/training background covering library information services, grant contracting practices, digital libraries, and archives. Works effectively with diverse leaders and specialists, adept at successfully supporting and building rapport with patrons face to face and virtually with reference requests. Well-versed in finding materials, compiling bibliographic data, removing deprecated sources, and cataloging new collections accurately and efficiently. Expertise with library integrated systems, databases, and technical support.

  • Contract Administration
  • Library Services
  • Acquisitions & Grant Support
  • Stakeholder Relationships
  • Negotiations & Procurement
  • Laws & Business Practices
  • Market & Resources Research
  • Complex Contract Engagements
  • Estimates & Acquisition Planning
  • Contract Terms & Conditions
  • Proposals, Costs & Financial Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Source Selection Plans
  • Client Services
  • Digital Tools, MS Office, Adobe
Library Media Specialist, 01/2018 to Current
Humboldt Unified School DistrictPrescott Valley, AZ,

Organize and manage all aspects of library, including media supplies, main catalog, special equipment, instructional services, and permanent records.

  • Managed public relations and fundraising activities for school library.
  • Spearhead sourcing of materials in alignment with needs and with focus on enhancing engagement and learning platforms.
  • Collaborate with client and all levels of project stakeholders throughout requirements analysis, scope design, goals definition, and budgeting.
  • Plan lessons and train students (250+) on proper use of library systems and overall resources.
  • Manage curriculum development and daily facility operations, adhering to district objectives.
  • Maintain accurate records of all library inventory (periodicals and books).
  • Supervise users, team members, and volunteers - ensuring compliance with operational policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Serve as system administrator, resetting passwords, managing access, and training users.

Key Highlights:

  • Facilitated online research via hands-on user support and creation of new resources and guiding tools.
  • Played key role in improving standardized tests' scores 13% by improving students' comprehensive knowledge of core subjects.
  • Improved cataloguing, expediting collection of needed publications and resources.
  • Acquired community and business partnerships donations, leading outreach efforts, fundraising events, and cultivation of productive relationships with internal/external parties.
  • Prepared and submitted successful grant proposals, resulting in donations from 2nd&Charles, BBGB, Library of Congress Surplus Program, Half Priced Books, First Book, The Richmond Children’s Museum, and KidsNeedToRead.
  • Applied for and received Walmart Community, Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom, and Virginia Council on Economic Education grants.
  • Maintained first-rate service by quickly repairing or replacing damaged materials and equipment within library budget.
  • Continuously provided up-to-date educational experience by incorporating range of media and technology options.
  • Teamed with teachers to incorporate literacy skills and promote love of education in students of all backgrounds.
  • Facilitated online and distance learning by offering students and faculty support on effective use of diverse systems, tools, and applications.
  • Developed and deployed oral and written assessment strategies for optimal review of student abilities.
  • Elevated teaching proficiency facility-wide via program design and enhancements.
  • Optimized learning processes with research and development of innovative learning methods, preparation of guides and course materials, and evaluation of individual performance to identify opportunities for improvements.
Special Collections Assistant, 07/2015 to 12/2017

Maintained extensive legal resources collection, coordinating digitization of papers (including rare materials) and developing metadata.

  • Produced digital copies of spines, title pages, and cover pages - editing and enhancing images as needed.
  • Digitized entire books, optimizing access of materials and enabling preservation of originals.
  • Delivered instructional manual and trained new employees on proper use of programs, tools, and systems.
  • Spearheaded archiving functions, encompassing sorting, organizing, and creating digital copies of documents with summaries - supporting legislative research and development.

Key Highlights:

  • Created innovative website showcasing special library exhibit.
  • Built LibGuide for law library with focus on certain rare materials.
  • Edited and proofread brochures for UVa Law Library events, including Alumni Art exhibit and Digital Collection debuts in addition to first three chapters of The Law School at University of Virginia by Phillip Mills Herrington.
  • Maintained consistent high performance by establishing solid record of achieving or exceeding objectives.
Research Librarian Associate, 04/2016 to 04/2017

Provided research and overall library assistance, conducting literature searches and providing annotated bibliographies - enabling VTRC scientist to complete quality projects and assignments on time.

  • Served as Springshare LibGuide Administrator and created LibGuide to aid patrons with searching materials on various databases (library and scholarly).
  • Utilized synchronous and virtual references for finding information online and through physical collection.

Key Highlights:

  • Enabled quick connection with librarian by assisting with online searches of engineering and technical literature for agency staff, student interns, and public patrons via real-time instant messaging.
  • Optimized user experience through quality servicing of patrons throughout check-in, check-out, registration, research, and data processing functions.
  • Played key role in big picture planning and allocation of funds with creation of comprehensive reporting system, providing decision-makers with quality tool to identify and target areas in need of improvement.
Librarian Assistant Intern, 07/2015 to 05/2016

Aided patrons in researching and locating information utilizing online resources and theological collection.

  • Created reading lists for small group discussions.
  • Processed materials' check-in and check-out, liaised with and registered new patrons, managed books on hold, and offered tour of collections.
  • Copied catalog of newly acquired materials.
  • Maintained, repaired, and troubleshot office equipment.
  • Replenished office inventory, removed trash, and maintained organized workplace.

Key Highlights:

  • Supported enhancements in team efficiency by assisting staff in locating information to support objectives.
  • Strategically sourced materials to meet current needs.
Education and Awards
Master of Library & Information Science (Cum Laude): Digital Libraries And Library Information Services, Expected in 09/2017
Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA,
Bachelor of Arts: English, Media Studies, Expected in 06/2015
University Of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
Associates Degree (Honors): Liberal Arts, Expected in 12/2013
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College - Richmond, VA,
Professional Development
  • Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies & Skills Certification (In Progress), University of Michigan - Coursera
  • Professional Licensure Requirements - Continued Studies, University of Phoenix
  • Independent Studies - "A Guide to Federal Contracting: Principles and Practices” by Dan Lindner
  • Computers in Libraries Conference (2017)
  • Digital Archives in the Commonwealth Summit (2017)
  • VAASL Conference (2018), AASL Workshop (2019)
  • Scholastic All Reads Conference (2019)
  • Longwood’s Literacy Conference (2019)
  • Mid-Winter ALA conference (2020)

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School Attended
  • Drexel University
  • University Of Virginia
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Special Collections Assistant
  • Research Librarian Associate
  • Librarian Assistant Intern
  • Master of Library & Information Science (Cum Laude)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associates Degree (Honors)

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