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Library Media Specialists

Overview
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Library media specialists, sometimes called librarian/media specialists, library media teachers, audiovisual specialists, audiovisual collections specialists, school media specialists, or school media center directors, manage their organization's media center. They are school staff members who help teachers and students find and use the information available to them through print and audiovisual sources. They acquire and maintain their schools' resources, which may include cameras, slide and film projectors, overhead and opaque projectors, television and video equipment, recording equipment, computers, and compact disc, DVD, and MP3 players. They also acquire and maintain items, such as records, audio and video recordings, films, compact discs, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, that are used with the equipment. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Media Program Coordinator or Curriculum Development Superintendent

Library Media Specialist

Library Assistant or Teacher