Segments in this Video

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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Library Media Specialist—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a library media specialist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Ellen Zschunke talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success as a media librarian. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 13 minutes

Item#: BVL168611

ISBN: 978-1-64481-379-9

Copyright date: ©2019

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