- Instruct 700+ Kindergarten-5th grade students on digital and information literacy and research and library skills.
- Develop a love and passion for reading and learning in students through creative presentations, read alouds, book projects, and hands-on inquiry.
- Manage of full-of-life library program and media center which includes creating displays, hands-on makerspace and library centers, managing the media center budget and volunteers.
- Plan, Manage, and lead a 3 week school-wide family reading program called One School One Book.
- Mentor and lead a team of 5th grade students to write, create, and film a daily news show broadcast to the entire school.
- Collaborate with teachers to assist them in finding useful and appropriate resources for their curriculum and lessons.
- Work one-on-one with students to provide reader's advisory and assist them in finding the perfect book for them.
- Stay up-to-date with happenings in the field of library and information science via reading professional journals, blogs, and attending online webinars, professional conferences, and district-wide media specialist meetings.
- Review new books and write book reviews for the professional journal "Library Media Connection."
A media specialist job in my district just came open this past week. And it got my thinking about updating my resume (no I'm not applying for the job, but it never hurts to be prepared). Updating my resume got me thinking about how do I describe what I do everyday. I do a lot and a lot of my impact I have on students is subtle, important but subtle. So here are some of the top things I do in my job:
Mrs. Bridges is the chief library ninja and Media Specialist at Sugar Creek Elementary School