Media Specialist / Librarian Resume Sample

This media specialist / school librarian resume example really shows the value Heidi can bring to a school district. A visually appealing (and relevant!) icon, eye catching border, clean layout, and the area of expertise section grabs your attention and encourages you to read further.

This sample resume for a media specialist and/or school librarian is the ideal way to show off Heidi's relevant skill sets and qualifications. We have demonstrated her commitment to students, willingness to spend time with them after school, and a dedication to help children reach their full potential. Any hiring school administrator would be thrilled to hire someone like Heidi!

We've begun Heidi's resume with a strong professional profile as well as a clearly stated objective heading: School Librarian / Media Specialist, which lets the reader know right away what type of position she wishes to secure. Her profile details her years of experience, areas of skill, and past track record of providing excellent library services. This well written new profile encourages a reader to continue reading the rest of the resume to find out more about this job candidate.

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Heidi's education and credentials are critical, which is why we listed them on the first page. She not only holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education, but also holds a master's degree in library science, as well as a school library media specialist certification. These are impressive and important credentials that should be appropriately highlighted, which is why they've been placed in the center of the first page.

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You will notice many relevant keywords, in her resume, vital to obtaining a job interview, especially if the resume is scanned electronically by the applicant tracking systems (ATS). The areas of expertise section contains only a list of pertinent keywords specific to library science, such as research and analysis, school library programs, reference tools, and Big 6 information literacy model. These are all important skills for a librarian that a school would be looking for in their education applicant. We've also been sure to utilize keywords throughout the rest of the document.

Heidi's job history is very solid, making it easy to come up with several relevant accomplishments to target a school librarian media specialist position. We've bolded the school and position information to help them stand out. Then, her daily teaching duties are placed in a short paragraph to let the reader know of her related experience in this type of learning environment.

Her career accomplishments have been placed in bullet points to help them stand out. She has many in her current role as a Media Specialist /Librarian. Anyone can see from the first page of her resume that she is highly qualified and the best applicant for this position.

Librarian / Media Resume Sample

This media specialist / school librarian resume example highlights Heidi's past job responsibilities on the second page of her resume, as well as her related achievements. It is clear this job candidate has succeeded in the various programs, lessons, and activities in which she has endeavored.

Her previous school experience as a Media Specialist and Librarian are highlighted on the second page of her resume. We've used the same formatting as her current position, and you will notice that she has strong accomplishments highlighted for this teaching position as well. Even though both positions were the same role, the descriptions under each position are different to showcase the different nuances of each position and to ensure a school knows all of the skills and experiences she has gained from her different positions.

An example of the strong accomplishments that have been included under Heidi's experiences, include: "Planned and coordinated annual summer literacy programs for students; overall success of program generated an overwhelming response from students, teachers, and parents". This bullet not only states what she accomplished, but also describes what the result was. This is known as C.A.R. – Challenge, Action, Result. Always keep this in mind when coming up with your own accomplishments for your resume.

Another excellent document to submit with your cover letter resume for a school librarian media specialist is a digital leadership statement, we call it an added marketing document. Educators with strong expertise in information technology can increase interviews by adding this type of philosophy statement to their job application package.

Following Heidi's work experience, we've included her professional affiliations as well as the technology programs she's familiar with. It's important to show that she is dedicated to her profession by holding memberships in leading organizations related to school libraries and media specialists.

We've utilized a strong second page header that clearly displays Heidi's name in large, bold letters as well as the fact that this is the second page of her resume. This will help to ensure that her resume remains together when printed. As well, we have included a section header that explains to the reader that we are continuing on with the professional experience section.

Have you noticed the border yet? We have given Heidi a shadow border, which is rarely used by teaching candidates who develop their own resume. However, this visual effect will surely catch the reader's eye, and make Heidi stand out from the other job applicants.

Since Heidi is a media specialist, this sample education resume does a perfect job of highlighting her technology expertise and integration. The reader is not at all left wondering what she has to offer, but is instead thrilled by the experience and skills she will bring to the school.

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Heidi Librarian, MLS
258 Duncan Ave • Anywhere, CA 90212
Home: 555-555-5553 • Cell: 555-555-5554 • Email:

School Librarian / Media Specialist

Devoted professional with 5-years experience providing reference, support, and student services. Proven record in managing library resources encompassing automation, cataloging, inventory, and service desk administration. Proficient in using presentation tools to disseminate relevant, appropriate information through various print, technology, and media channels. Talent for coordinating with teachers, administration, and technology support to troubleshoot ongoing problems and foster a highly productive and efficient learning environment. Finely honed interpersonal and communications skills coupled with strong organizational and analytical aptitudes; fluent in written and verbal Spanish.

Areas of expertise include:
Presentation Tools ~ Research & Analysis ~ School Library Programs ~ Library Discipline ~ Material Selection
Reference Tools ~ Searches ~ User Services ~ Big 6 Information Literacy Model ~ Textbook Review
Library Management ~ Internet Research ~ Reference Management ~ Literature Advisement



Master of Library Science; Major: Library & Information Science
Somewhere University, Somewhere, TX, 2013, GPA 3.8

Bachelor of Science; Major: Elementary Education
Somewhere University, Somewhere, TX, 2010, GPA 3.9

School Library Media Specialist Certification



ABC High School – Anywhere, CA 9/2017 – Present
Media Specialist/Librarian
Manage all facets of library collection; check out, repair, and prepare books for circulation. Oversee all technology troubleshooting within the building including computers, printers, hardware, software, telephones, and copiers. Develop and currently maintain a well-organized catalog system, ensuring easy access for students. Administrate a $60,000 library budget, with oversight for technology integration, purchasing, text book review, and supplier relations. Collaborate with other professionals to resolve ongoing issues. Design and present information literacy lessons. Implement various technology advances such as computer technology, shared databases, and circulation systems to efficiently organize and locate materials.

  • Supervised the After-School Homework Program; managed a group of 35 students in various educational activities, including reading, math, and social studies.
  • Developed and organized annual "literacy appreciation month" in order to raise awareness of the library's purpose, available resources, future plans, and the rewards associated with reading.
  • Devised and led the development of the library media curriculum; instituted on-line databases, increased information resource collection, and successfully aligned with curriculum development initiatives.
  • Researched, analyzed, and collaborated with colleagues to implement information supporting and enhancing curriculum development by integrating information skills and technology into curriculum.


ABC High School – Anywhere, CA 9/2013 – 6/2017 
School Librarian/Media Specialist
Provided available resources to students (K-12) and staff members; systematically developed a collection within the school; located external resources. Assisted with identifying, locating, and interpreting information for diverse individuals. Offered learning opportunities related to new technologies, use, and production of a variety of media formats. Gave instruction regarding the use of the library media center. Created and implemented lesson plans, ensuring that skills were taught in a logical sequence for students K-12. Planned the library's goals/objectives; managed circulation/cataloging of materials, audio-visual equipment and computers, and access to online resources.

  • Planned and coordinated annual summer literacy programs for students; overall success of program generated an overwhelming response from students, teachers, and parents.
  • Effectively used books, Internet, and current professional journals to generate effective ideas for library purchases, significantly increasing student interest and participation.
  • Reviewed and purchased appropriate, student-centered library materials within allocated budget, ensuring selections were relevant to students' interests and would contribute to academic success.



Some School District Library/Media Leadership Council
American Library Association Member
School Library Media Specialists of Somewhere


Technology Integration

Windows / Macintosh OS ~ Microsoft PowerPoint ~ Word ~ Excel ~ Moviemaker ~ Web Page Editing Software
World Book Advanced Encyclopedia ~ Internet ~ Sagebrush InfoCentre ~ Alliance Plus ~ On-line Databases
Pocasts ~ iMovies ~ WorldBook Online ~ Wikis ~ Video Conferencing ~ Blogs ~ Online Catalog

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