School Censorship Personal Statement

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Education and Empowerment Inclusive school librarianship has been my passion since my sophomore year of high school and I have maintained this commitment by working as an elementary library media center assistant. My experience as a library media center assistant at a multicultural metropolitan school has facilitated my ability to foster inclusiveness among students from diverse backgrounds due to working at a Title One school that is predominately Latino. I have contributed towards the development of accessible and diverse media centers for underserved populations through creating and promoting book displays for events such as National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Native American Heritage Month. Another way that I have promoted accessible and equitable library media centers is by assisting students and teachers with locating materials and processing interlibrary loans in fulfilling their information …show more content…

Furthermore, school library media centers provide students from poverty with access to print and digital information. As a school library media specialist, I will use my expertise in children’s literature and information literacy to lessen the educational gap between high-income and low-income students through providing equitable access to information for all students. Moreover, by pursuing a career as a school library media specialist at the elementary level, I will be able to help early childhood students from diverse backgrounds develop literacy skills. I am seeking a career as a library media specialist to use my expertise as a information professional and the resources of library media centers to empower students through instilling their love of reading and increasing their information literacy to foster educated and empowered school

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