Shannon DeSantis
9 Elm Street Waterbury, VT 05676


Vermont Educator License and Endorsements: Level 1: 3-61 Library Media K-12

New York Educator License: Library Media K-12


Education: Master of Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY                                May 2013

       Major: Library and Information Science-Concentration: School Media

Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY      December 2010

       Major: Childhood Education-Concentration: Geology  

Professional Experience:

Library Media Specialist, Peoples Academy, Morrisville, VT                    August 2013-present

  • Collaborate with teachers to provide information literacy instruction as needed
  • Teach weekly information skills to four seventh grade classes
  • Provide readers advisory services and promote literacy through planned programming including Winter Reading Olympics, DCF Reading Challenge, and Dorothy’s List Lunch Bunch
  • Perform customary library management tasks including: budgeting, material acquisition, inter-library loan, circulation, supervise parent and student volunteers
  • Provided Google training and support to faculty and staff of Lamoille South Supervisory Union
  • Facilitate after school maker club to foster STEAM learning

Volunteer, Oswego Bookmobile, Oswego, NY    July-August 2013

  • Provided readers advisory to children and teens in choosing appropriate book selections
  • Distributed educational activities related to weekly theme

Student Teacher, Fairgrieve Elementary School, Fulton, NY   January 2013

  • Taught technology and information literacy lessons to elementary school students
  • Presented nonfiction book talks to upper elementary students


Intern, Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY     September-December 2012

  • Provided reference research using various methods: chat, email, and in person sessions
  • Updated collection in Teacher Resource Center deselecting outdated materials and purchasing replacement materials

      Student Teacher, Fulton Junior High School, Fulton, NY    September-November 2012

  • Taught information literacy lessons to middle school students
  • Collaborated with teachers in multiple content areas: Art, English, Social Studies, Science
  • Created and implemented school-wide reading motivation program: Rockin’ Raider Readers
  • Created Noodletools tutorials for student use
  • Participated in Technology Committee, Site-Based Committee, and faculty meetings

Intern, Public Computing Center/ Oswego Bookmobile, Oswego, NY      June- August 2012

  • Assisted in managing digital media club for teens
  • Developed and implemented social media/ internet safety workshops for teens
  • Assisted in efforts with Oswego’s Bookmobile including programming and data collection
  • Planned activities for an Outer-space themed week including creation of a Library Space Quest

Awards and Honors:


  • Syracuse University Preparing Librarians for High Needs Schools Scholarship recipient 2011
  • Syracuse University Alumni Class Leader 2013

Professional Trainings and Workshops:

  • American Library Association Annual Conference 2012-2014
  • Dynamic Landscapes (Educational Technology Conference) 2013, 2015
  • American Association for School Librarians Conference 2013, 2015
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Conference 2014
  • Create Make Learn Institute (Maker Conference) 2014
  • Vermont Library Association Conference 2015

Professional Associations:

  • American Library Association 2011-present
  • American Association of School Librarians 2011-present
    • School Library Month Committee member 2015-present
  • Vermont School Library Association  2013-present
    • Co-Conference Coordinator, Dynamic Landscapes September 2015-present
    • Membership Coordinator May 2015-present
    • Co-webmaster November 2014-November 2015
    • Conference Assistant, Dynamic Landscapes January 2015-May 2015
  • Vita-Learn 2013-present



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