I hold a bachelor's degree in English, and a master's degree in Library Science. I have been a public school librarian in NC for 17 years, and I currently work as a substitute teacher for two school systems in NC.
I have taught reading enrichment and writing and research skills to students in K-12 public schools for 17 years. I have also worked with students through the comic book medium. I currently work as a substitute teacher for two school systems in NC.
Derek Lee Edmisten
*Extensive knowledge of library databases.
*More than 17 years of experience with teaching research strategies.
*Superb organizational, written and oral communication skills.
*Experience with revitalizing and expanding solid programs.
*Knowledge of creating original content with online publishing tools.
*Ability to analyze client needs and to provide superior service.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED LIBRARIAN:
Outstanding Librarian with expertise in the delivery of comprehensive services utilizing a wide variety of technologies and formats. Expertly administer library programs across academic areas. Extensive experience training patrons in the use of resources and computer searches. Well versed in evaluating and assessing collections; identify and select materials to ensure comprehensive collection development. Actively promote the library and its leading-edge resources, services, and innovations. Dynamic leader with the ability to guide all patrons to successful conclusions.
More than 17 years of experience teaching students in the public school arena. Experience in creating lesson plans which support all curricular areas.
Substitute Teacher, Mooresville Graded School District (NC) and Iredell/Statesville Schools (NC). (February 2018-Present)
Media Specialist, Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology, Charlotte, NC. (June 2017-November 2017)
Worked with students on a variety of research and literacy skills through the Empire State Information Literacy Curriculum. Supported the school’s computer coding curriculum, and encouraged reading for curricular and leisure purposes. Led the school’s Media Advisory Committee.
Media Specialist, East Wake High School, Wendell, NC. (2016-2017)
Promoted the importance of print and digital information literacy to students who are preparing for college and the workforce. Encouraged patrons to read for leisure. Served as a technology contact for the school, and created a collaboration area which enabled students to strengthen their communication and critical thinking skills.
Media Specialist, Bugg Elementary, Raleigh, NC. (2015-2016)
Provided outstanding service and information to all library visitors in need. Promoted reading and literacy awareness through strong collection development. Introduced and utilized new and emerging technologies.
Media Specialist, Mills Park Elementary School, Cary, NC. (2011-2015)
Provided extensive support to students in the areas of reference and research. Served as readers' advisory for library patrons. Produced specialty literary magazines which highlighted students’ artistic abilities.
Media Specialist, South Elementary School, Roxboro, NC. (2010-2011)
Honored as teacher of the year and runner-up for the county. Successfully transformed the library into the hub of the school in a physical and perceptual sense. Served as the technology liaison and led staff development.
Media Specialist, Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC. (2007-2010)
Worked extensively with patrons on reading motivation and research skills. Created and supported academic clubs which allowed students to identify their creative strengths.
Media Specialist, Hardin Park Elementary, Boone, NC. (2000-2007)
Brought relevance to an aging media space with updated signage, a mural, and a multimedia room for staff and student use. Managed a $20,000.00 yearly budget to create a comprehensive collection which supported curricular needs and pleasure reading. Developed a vibrant, active space which met the needs of children from the ages of five to 14.
Master of Library Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 1998.
Bachelor of English, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 1991.
Online publishing, podcasting, video creation, website design, Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, online databases.
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