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Working As A Library Media Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Library Media Specialist does

  • Teach pre-K through 5th grade.
  • Mastered professional use of Destiny ILS.
  • Applied knowledge of MARC formats.
  • Chaired school's Technology Committee.
  • Designed a 64 page yearbook online for grades PreK-6.
  • Managed library resources and staff.
  • Worked on collection development and purchasing of books for the library.
  • Teach library curriculum to K-5 students.
  • Created lesson plans for kindergarten to 8th grade.
  • Write lesson plans for and teach 22 K-6 grade classes, more than 500 students, weekly.
  • Teach over 20 classes per week mandated curriculum objectives (K-5th).
  • Located, evaluated, and acquired information resources.
  • Provided direct reference assistance to all students and staff members.
  • Answered reference questions and performed internet searches.
  • Designed and developed lesson plans.
  • Conducted standards-based lessons for grades K-8.
  • Managed student and parent volunteers.
  • Certified Library Media Specialist/ Certified Information Technology Teacher.
  • Plan and supervise book fairs.
  • Purchased new materials and promoted them to staff and students.

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Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
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$30,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Highest Paying City
Baltimore, MD
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Avg Experience Level
5.8 years
How much does a Library Media Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Library Media Specialist in the United States is $52,989 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $30,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $93,000.

Real Library Media Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Library Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools East Riverdale, MD Jan 19, 2011 $82,873
Library/Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools Adelphi, MD May 15, 2011 $82,873
Library Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools Capitol Heights, MD Feb 01, 2010 $82,873
Library Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools Hyattsville, MD Aug 13, 2010 $82,873
Library Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools Landover, MD Jun 01, 2011 $73,774
Library Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools Bladensburg, MD May 01, 2011 $61,965
Library Media Specialist Teacher St. Thomas The Apostle School West Hempstead, NY Sep 01, 2010 $56,537
Library Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools Laurel, MD Nov 07, 2010 $55,160
School Library Media Specialist Ecole Claire Fontaine CA Sep 26, 2011 $52,175
Library Media Specialist U.S.D. 501, Topeka Public Schools Topeka, KS Feb 19, 2015 $52,120
Library Media Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools Landover, MD Sep 19, 2010 $51,805
Library Media Specialist Unified Public School District 501, Topeka Public Topeka, KS Aug 09, 2014 $49,640
Library Media Specialist Library Associates, Inc. MD Aug 01, 2011 $48,544
Library Media Specialist Teacher St. Thomas The Apostle School West Hempstead, NY Sep 01, 2010 $48,147
Library Media Specialist New York City Department of Education New York, NY May 01, 2011 $45,530
Library Media Specialist New York City Department of Education New York, NY May 15, 2012 $45,530
Library Media Specialist New York City Department of Education New York, NY Sep 01, 2012 $45,530
Library Media Specialist New York City Department of Education New York, NY Sep 01, 2010 $45,530
Library Media Specialist New York City Department of Education New York, NY Nov 01, 2009 $45,530
Library Media Ajo Unified School District No. 15 Ajo, AZ Nov 01, 2013 $40,143
Library Media Specialist St. Thomas The Apostle School West Hempstead, NY May 01, 2016 $37,524

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Top Skills for A Library Media Specialist

  1. Library Materials
  2. Library Curriculum
  3. Grade Level
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  • Reviewed and ordered library materials to support curriculum.
  • Created library curriculum and lessons for elementary school classes, Topics included basic research, evaluating websites, library organization.
  • Participate in building, district, department, and grade level curriculum development and assessment projects on a regular basis.
  • Planned and implemented fund-raising activities, including book fairs and community fund-raising events through local businesses.
  • Supervised collection development for materials, reference and reader's advisory.

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Top 10 Best States for Library Media Specialists

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  2. Connecticut
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Georgia
  5. New Jersey
  6. Minnesota
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Texas
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Library Media Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

73.8%

Male

13.3%

Unknown

13.0%
Ethnicity

White

67.7%

Black or African American

12.4%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.7%

German

10.0%

French

6.7%

Filipino

3.3%

Czech

3.3%

Slovak

3.3%

Bengali

3.3%

Tagalog

3.3%

Sanskrit

3.3%

Arabic

3.3%

Hindi

3.3%
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Library Media Specialist Education

Schools

Southern Connecticut State University

7.2%

State University of New York Buffalo

7.2%

Simmons College

5.8%

University of Southern Mississippi

5.8%

Dominican University

5.3%

Kent State University

5.3%

Emporia State University

5.3%

University of Alabama

4.8%

Wayne State University

4.8%

University of North Texas

4.8%

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

4.8%

Capella University

4.8%

University of Central Missouri

4.3%

University of Rhode Island

4.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.3%

Old Dominion University

4.3%

Alabama State University

4.3%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4.3%

Cambridge College

4.3%

University of South Florida

3.8%
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Majors

Library Science

23.6%

General Education, Specific Areas

11.6%

Education

10.7%

Library Science And Administration

10.0%

Elementary Education

9.0%

Educational Leadership

6.8%

Educational Technology

6.5%

Information Sciences

3.9%

English

3.5%

Business

2.9%

Curriculum And Instruction

2.2%

Information Technology

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.3%

Communication

1.2%

Special Education

1.2%

History

1.0%

School Counseling

0.8%

Management

0.8%

Psychology

0.8%

Early Childhood Education

0.7%
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Degrees

Masters

57.0%

Other

16.1%

Bachelors

13.2%

Certificate

6.1%

Doctorate

4.5%

Associate

2.3%

License

0.4%

Diploma

0.4%
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