Library Media Specialist: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:59)
Ellen Zschunke is responsible for budgeting for and ordering media for her school.
Library Media Specialist: Career Beginnings (01:14)
Zschunke learned to appreciate libraries as a child. After working as a kindergarten teacher, she returned to school for a masters as a reading specialist.
Library Media Specialist: Keys for Success (01:27)
Zschunke explains how being flexible, patient, and passionate are all important for success as a media specialist.
Library Media Specialist: Education and Certification Requirements (00:51)
Zschunke is required to take ACT 48 courses to keep her certification current. In addition, she recommends professional conferences.
Library Media Specialist: Workplace Atmosphere (01:30)
In her elementary school library, there are many amenities including a TV studio space.
Library Media Specialist: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:01)
Zschunke suggests shadowing someone in the field and building a profession community.
Library Media Specialist: A Day on the Job (02:20)
Students and teachers are in and out all day and there are classes throughout the day. In-between classes, Zschunke builds an order list and reviews resources that need renewing.
Library Media Specialist: Industry Goals and Services (01:06)
Zschunke's goal is to create independent, informed citizens who know how to access information and how to communicate effectively.
Library Media Specialist: Industry Challenges (01:06)
With limited time and financial resources, Zschunke does as much as possible to equip her students in digital navigation.
Library Media Specialist: Looking at the Future (00:56)
Zschunke believes rapidly changing technology makes the role of media specialist more important than ever.
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