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School Library Media Specialist

Assess and meet needs of students and faculty for information.

What does a School Library Media Specialist do?

Assesses and meets needs of students and faculty for information, and develops programs to stimulate students’ interests in reading and use of types of resources: Selects and organizes books, films, tapes, records, and other materials and equipment. Suggests appropriate books to students for classroom assignments and personal readings. Plans and carries out program of instruction in use by school library media center. Prepares and administers budget for media center. Confers with faculty to provide materials for classroom instruction. Confers with parents, faculty, public librarians, and community organizations to develop programs to enrich students’ communications skills. Reviews records to compile lists of overdue materials and notifies borrowers to arrange for their return.