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Career Story: Media And Web Librarian For A Graduate School Of Education

Media And Web Librarian For A Graduate School Of Education

Job Title: Media And Web Librarian

Type of Company: I work for the School of Education in a major university. We provide online resources for K-12 educators in the state of North Carolina.

Education: BS, Sociology and Urban Studies, Jacksonville University

Previous Experience: I worked as an information resource assistant for a non-profit organization that created resources for higher education. I compiled a list of web resources for the organization as well as helped in the organization's library.

Job Tasks: As the media and web librarian I evaluate websites for use in the K-12 classroom and catalog the links and write abstracts for them to be published on our website. I also compile and publish a list of field trip opportunities in each of the 100 counties in North Carolina. Each field trip has lesson plans and websites that can be used in the classroom prior to taking the field trip. All trips are educational and must correspond to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

In addition, I process images to be put in our multimedia section. This entails cataloguing the image, resizing it, and writing a description of what is happening in the image. I have created a slide show of images and written a narrative of what the slide show is about and explains what can be seen in each image. I also create a glossary of related terms for an explanation of a word's meaning.

I have worked with educators and media specialists on projects that are published on our website. Our program collaborates with special collections libraries and we hire educators to create lesson plans to use with images from the collections. It is my job to coordinate the work done by the teachers and help to publish their work on our website.

I also make presentations at many educational conferences in North Carolina. Some of them are the Environmental Educators of North Carolina, North Carolina School Library Media Association, North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators, etc. At these conferences I show the participants how they can use the resources on our website in many different ways.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is that I learn something new everyday. There are so many new and wonderful websites that teachers can use in the classroom. I also love to work with and help teachers. They become really excited when they see all the great resources we have on our website. It is fulfilling to know that the work I do will be helpful to teachers and will spark interest in the minds of students.

The worst part of the job is speaking in public. I am getting more used to presenting in front of large audiences, but it still can be difficult.

Job Tips:
1.) Learn how to write well. Writing comes naturally to some people, but you have to practice to be able to write for publication on the Web.

2.) Join a Toastmasters group to learn how to become a good public speaker. They have really good tips and provide constructive criticism that is very helpful.

3.) Learn HTML. When writing for websites you need to be able to use HTML so that the format looks right on the published page.

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