School Library Media Specialist Resume Example

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

A cheerful and enthusiastic librarian, with ten years experience teaching in a school library setting.  Committed to fostering students’ critical thinking and research skills, while encouraging them to pursue their interests and passions with fervor and dedication. Coordinator of a school library that functions as the heart of the school and as a center for collaboration and exploration. Adept at creating a library environment where students and staff know they can turn to in order to access the tools and skills they need to succeed.

  • Excellent collaborative partner
  • Staff training and development experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the circulation system Follett Destiny 
  • Expert library collection development including cataloging, weeding and acquisitions
  • Responsive Classroom trained
  • Dedicated to maintaining a culturally relevant and empowering library
  • Adept at technology integration where it can make its most powerful impact
  • Confident at integrating NYS Learning Standards into my teaching
  • Well versed in current and classic young adult literature
University of Buffalo Buffalo, New York Expected in 2006 Master of Science : Library and Information Science - GPA :
Houghton College Willard Avenue, Houghton NY Expected in 2003 Bachelor of Arts : English - GPA :
Work History
South Hill Elementary School - School Library Media Specialist
City, STATE, 07/2006 - 07/2015
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers to plan and co-teach curriculum-based lessons and units utilizing the library's flexibly scheduled setting
  • Empowered students with valuable research techniques and current technological skill development
  • Provided administration over 17,000 volume library, and full time library clerk
  • Cataloged, weeded, and maintained my library through meticulous collection development
  • Ran and organized yearly inventory of the collection  
  • Organized the selection, budget and purchase of electronic databases for all 8 elementary schools in Ithaca each year  
  • Worked as a new teacher mentor and an equity mentor for much of my time as a librarian  
  • Created and provided staff development workshops as an equity mentor and as a librarian, and delivered presentations to my fellow staff, librarians and to my school’s families.  
  • Created and maintained a library website that was regularly used by all students, teachers and families
Buffalo Street Books - Children's Book Buyer
City, STATE, 03/2011 - 07/2015
  • Curated, merchandised and stocked the children’s and young adult literature sections of the bookstore
  • Forecasted purchasing trends.
  • Increased sales in the children’s department by 20% over a period of 3 years
  • Carefully studied sales patterns and expanded sections that were doing well
  • Collaborated with local schools, librarians and families to recommend the newest and best in children’s literature
Buffalo Street Books - Book Buyer
City, STATE, 07/2015 - 05/2016
  • Developed and improved account relationships.
  • Collaborated with over 30 vendors to negotiate the best terms and discounts in order to successfully increase our store’s overall profit margin
  • Maintained relationships with many of the region’s librarians and classroom teachers to fulfill large classroom and library orders
  • Met one-on-one or via email with local librarians and teachers to help them with their collection development and to provide recommendations on resources the store could provide.
Tompkins Trust Company - Mortgage Sales Associate/ Mortgage Loan Processor
City, STATE, 07/2016 - Current
  • Reviewed, processed, and administered customer loan applications 
  • Compiled database of loan applicants' credit histories, financial statements and other financial information.
  • Reviewed and edited loan agreements to ensure accuracy.
  • Submitted loan applications to the underwriter for verification and recommendations.
  • Developed and maintained relationships with local real estate agents.

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School Attended
  • University of Buffalo
  • Houghton College
Job Titles Held:
  • School Library Media Specialist
  • Children's Book Buyer
  • Book Buyer
  • Mortgage Sales Associate/ Mortgage Loan Processor
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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