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Laura Fernandez

210-765-4300 | lfernandez3307@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a position as a school librarian where I can utilize my knowledge and skills to
support and empower students and meet the informational needs of the learning
community within a dynamic school library program.

EDUCATION
Master of Library Science (MLS) - 2018 - Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies - 2009 - University of Texas San Antonio

CERTIFICATIONS
School Librarian Certification
EC-6 Core Subjects
4-8 English Language Arts / Reading / Social Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Long-term Librarian Substitute - North East ISD (Spring 2019)
Wilshire Elementary - San Antonio, TX
 Promoted literacy and empowered students to become critical thinkers through
story time, book talks, collaborating with teachers, and conducing a book club.
 Presented lessons about inquiry, evaluating resources, and digital citizenship.
 Built excitement about reading through book displays and reading challenges.

Librarian Internship - Northside ISD (Fall 2018)


Howsman Elementary & Stevens High School - San Antonio, TX
 Developed hands-on skills and knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a
librarian, including: library management, leadership, collaboration, advocacy,
reading promotion, technology integration, and information literacy.
 Assisted students with library materials and library lessons.
 Presented book talks and story time.
 Created information literacy lessons to engage students in the research process.
 Designed displays and visuals to promote reading.
 Cowrote grants for guest speakers, author visits, and makerspace materials.

Teacher - Northside ISD (Aug. 2009 - June 2016)


Rayburn Middle School - San Antonio, TX
 Taught English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) curriculum to students in
grade 6.
 Designed lesson plans focused on meeting the needs of all learners.
 Created differentiated lessons and activities to enrich students in reading and
writing as well as remediation for students in need of extra support, ensuring that
appropriate interventions were in place
 Delivered engaging, motivating, student-centered lessons that encouraged
participation.
 Maintained an orderly and disciplined classroom environment, keeping students
on task and promoting student enthusiasm and mutual respect.
 Evaluated the progress of each student and provided constructive feedback.
 Assigned essays and writing assignments to reinforce standards utilizing mentor
texts and library databases for research.
 Integrated technology for instruction, assessment, research, and projects.
 Established effective communication with students and parents.
 Routinely met with English Language Arts teachers in a professional learning
community (PLC) to plan and implement lessons based on student’s needs, as
determined by data, teacher observations, student grades and performance.

LEADERSHIP ROLES
Family Involvement Committee
Hospitality Committee
6th grade Reading Department Team Leader
AVID Implementation Committee

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Communities in Schools
Nerdvana Con
Library Palooza
Region 20 Resource Roundup
Writing Institute of Northside

Administrative Assistant (Dec 2006 - May 2009)


JMC Communications - San Antonio, TX
 Performed administrative duties
 Maintained customer contact
 Scheduled bid proposals
 Typed, edited and proofread documents
 Monitored employee time on job sites for payroll
 Managed bookkeeping records
 Monitored and recorded expenditures
 Organized and managed files

Assistant Manager (Aug. 2001 - Oct. 2006)


The Bombay Company - San Antonio, TX
 Developed plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish specific goals.
 Directed and supervised employees, created employee work schedules, assisted
in hiring, training and evaluating employees.
 Verified and kept records on incoming shipments.
 Unpacked and examined incoming shipments, rejected damaged items, recorded
shortages, and corresponded with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.
 Verified balance of sales and register, deposited funds to bank or vault.
 Lead team in arranging merchandise and creating window displays.
 Enforced company policies, procedures, safety, and security rules.
 Provided customer service by responding to customer inquiries and complaints as
well as ensuring customer satisfaction and quality assurance.