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

Dynamic Library Media Specialist with demonstrated capabilities in teaching research and information literacy skills. Recognized as a creative team player with strong interpersonal, organizational and technology skills. Knowledgeable on current library trends and experienced with various types of educational and library technologies. Adept at library management and establishing library programs that inspire students to become independent, lifelong learners. Superior communication and writing skills with a thorough understanding of the evolving needs of a diverse community.

  • Acquisitions and collection development
  • Budgeting and scheduling
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Digital databases and research
  • Programming and event planning
  • Staff training and development
  • Website design and maintenence
  • Interlibrary loan and circulation processes
  • Google Apps for Education and MS Office
  • Stellar customer service
  • Library management systems
  • Customer service
Work History
07/2018 to Current School Library Media Specialist City Of Rock Island | Rock Island, IL,
  • Coordinate and manage all activities pertaining to the library such as daily literacy and research lessons, author visits, book fairs, or specific literacy programming.
  • Develop and coordinate the school library program.
  • Evaluate the library program on a continuing basis and implement changes based on findings.
  • Create a library environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the needs and interests of the students.
  • Collaborate with teachers on teaching curriculum and student research assignments.
  • Work collaboratively with district library coordinator and other librarians within the district to ensure an aligned K-12 library program through attendance and participation in library meetings.
  • Prepare, administer, manage and maintain accurate records related to the library budget.
  • Manage the acquisition, processing, organization, distribution, maintenance and inventory of all campus library resources, including books, AV materials and supplies, for two libraries.
  • Understand curriculum design and implementation, particularly as it relates to the integration of information literacy, research, inquiry and technology.
  • Communicate effectively with teachers, colleagues, students, parents and supervisors to develop collaborative relationships and promote reading.
  • Conduct annual library inventory; compile and submit annual data for district library reports.
  • Manage and delegate duties to three Library Clerks.
  • Support and provide guidance to teachers and students regarding the use of databases and the district Technology and Acceptable Use Policy for media use.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training to staff during staff development sessions.
  • Prepare, administer, manage and maintain accurate records related to the library budget.
  • Perform ongoing collection development and withdrawal of library materials in accordance to district policies and weeding, Manages two school libraries and all collection development.
  • Establishes library policies, teaches daily information literacy lessons and implements the library curriculum.
  • Collaborates with teachers and students to ensure information competency in a wide range of media.
  • Advanced research and writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Skilled with all types of digital media and demonstrates strong curriculum development incorporating media.
  • Provides student and teacher technology training.
  • Locates print and online materials, and instructs in the use of these materials, for students conducting research projects.
  • Schedules and coordinates the use of library space with teachers, staff and administration.
  • Plans a minimum of two author visits annually.
  • Created and regularly updates the library websites via Blackboard.
07/2016 to 07/2018 School Library Media Specialist Elementary | Ossining UFSD | City, STATE,
  • Instructed students on research and the use of information technologies.
  • Increased the library's eBook collection by 100% in the course of 3 years.
  • Trained staff, students and faculty on the use of digital resources and library technology.
  • Drove the expansion of library Spanish language collections and library programs in response to student and faculty needs and special requests.
  • Scheduled and coordinated the use of library space with teachers, staff, administration, Ossining Public Library, various authors and presenters, PTA and reading/book clubs.
  • Collected and analyzed statistics on program data and usage using Mandarin Library software and digital databases.
  • Created and regularly updated the library website via Google Sites.
  • Instructed students on research techniques and the use of information technologies such as evaluating websites, using Google docs and slides.
  • Trained library staff to work at the circulation desk.
  • Received and processed all new acquisitions for the library in the form of print, digital databases, ESL materials and eBooks.
07/2012 to 07/2016 School Library Media Specialist Briarcliff High School | City, STATE,
  • Worked collaboratively with faculty on locating research materials, database querying and structuring assignments specifically tailored for each course.
  • Modeled dedication to inspiring students to become lifelong learners and collaborated with teachers for curriculum design and development.
  • Assisted students with research and multimedia presentation design.
  • Provided recommendations to school principal and superintendent based on department budgets, resource projections/needs for a diverse faculty and student body.
  • Processed and cataloged all new digital and print acquisitions.
  • Trained all library circulation staff on procedures pertaining to interlibrary loans, assisiting library users and providing access to the library's collections and sevcices.
  • Instructed students on research strategies and the use of informational technologies and databases.
  • Researched, planned and structured monthly informative library exhibits and newsletters.
  • Designed and maintained library website via eChalk.
  • Scheduled and coordinated the use of library facilities and technology with faculty and students.
  • Located print and online materials for students and faculty completing research projects.
  • Offered daily research and technology classes to students, as well as professional development workshops to faculty and staff.
  • Drove the expansion of library collections and programs in response to changing student and faculty needs.
  • Taught research and information literacy skills to high school students in grades 9 - 12.
01/2005 to 01/2012 Reference Librarian Hendrick Hudson Free Library | City, STATE,
  • Selected materials and managed $20K+ budget for Reference, Children's and Young Adult resources including database and eBook collections.
  • Strategized and executed library's online presence including website creation and updates, also established a growing social media presence.
  • Served as librarian-in-charge evening and weekend hours supervising 6+ paraprofessionals, addressing patron concerns, and properly opening and securely closing the building.
  • Undertook numerous special projects beyond routine duties including community outreach at Summer reading promotions, author visist, fairs, Banned Books Week and health committees.
  • Created attractive and topical displays that increased average checkouts per month.
  • Greeted library guests at reference desk daily with upbeat and optimistic approach.
  • Coordinated database search training sessions for patrons and staff to help educate on effective research processes.
  • Managed reserve desk collection of reference materials.
  • Assisted library patrons with resolving computer problems.
  • Set schedules for staff and student volunteers.
  • Gathered and utilized diverse technologies for modern and more effective services.
  • Responded to numerous reference calls daily, helping patrons with specific information needs.
  • Assessed data on circulation and drafted database analysis reports.
  • Cataloged and processed new acquisitions for childrens department.
  • Stayed abreast of latest trends and strategies in field by reading trade publications and attending conferences.
  • Maintained technology equipment for library-wide patron use.
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Communications Iona College, New Rochelle, New York GPA:
Expected in Masters | Library Science Long Island University: The Palmer School, , New York GPA:

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