Library Media Specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Detail-oriented Library Media Specialist eager to help students enjoy learning, and engage in education using diverse media strategies. Dedicated to working closely with teachers and other library staff. A lifelong learner and lover of books.

  • Information Sources
  • Literacy Outreach
  • Assisting Students
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Library Databases and Programming
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Materials Management
  • Collaborative Environments
  • Information Technology Literacy Skills
  • G Suite
  • Multimedia Presentations
  • Collection Development
Work History
02/2013 to Current
Library Media Specialist New Fairfield Public School District New Fairfield, CT,

  • Collaborated with teachers by developing and implementing projects, and procuring resources.
  • Instructed students and staff in research processes and understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
  • Updated students on use of Internet as reference tool to access latest information and differentiate between relevant and irrelevant sites and material.
  • Utilized diverse technologies for modern and more effective education.
  • Periodically evaluated school library media program for continuous improvement.
  • Motivated students to use instructional technology to promote achievement of learning objectives.
  • Encouraged reading, information literacy skills, and information resources through book clubs, reading programs, and interactive read-alouds.
  • Updated library collection to include multicultural titles to fit student population.
  • Developed and maintained collection of resources appropriate to curriculum, students and teaching and learning styles inherent within school community.
  • Managed yearly budgets to purchase yearly acquisition of books, supplies, and computer software and hardware.
  • 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.
08/1995 to 02/2013
Elementary Classroom Teacher Washington County School District Abingdon, VA,

  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies, and social skills.
  • Maintained knowledge of school curricula, standards, and policies to correctly prepare students for higher grade levels.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Directed class discussions to spark conversation about key concepts, complex problems and overarching themes.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Impacted lessons positively by incorporating smart boards, computers, games and music into classroom.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Stayed abreast of new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
08/1990 to 06/1995
Elementary Special Education Teacher Region Vii Education Service Center Hawkins, TX,
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Organized instruction material, constructed bulletin boards and set up work areas.
Expected in 12/2009
Master of Science: Library/Media
University of West Alabama - Livingston, AL
Expected in 05/2000
Master of Science: Special Education
Providence College - Providence, RI
Expected in 05/1990
Bachelor of Science: Elementary/Special Education
Providence College - Providence, RI
Expected in 06/1986
High School Diploma:
LaSalle Academy - Providence, RI,
Additional Information

*I was a member of Rhode Island Teachers and Technology (RITTI)1999-2003

*I was a member of the School Improvement Team (SIT) from 1999-2005, and again from 2009-2011

* I regularly attend the yearly Future of Education and Technology Conference (FETC)

*I have served as Team Leader for the Special Area team in the past, and am currently doing so again. The Team Leader meets with administration and other Team Leaders to discuss curriculum, policies, and procedures. It is my job to communicate the needs of my team members and to advocate for them at Team Leader meetings. I am also responsible with providing information learned at the Team Leader meetings to my colleagues.

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School Attended

  • University of West Alabama
  • Providence College
  • Providence College
  • LaSalle Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Library Media Specialist
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • Elementary Special Education Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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