Barbara Oliphant Library Media specialist

26243 Rachel Hill Drive, South Riding, VA 20152


Professional Summary

Library Media Specialist well-versed in all aspects of library systems and management. Extensive experience in library media operations, collection analysis, policy development and intellectual freedom.


  • Certified School Library Media Specialist
  • Skilled Researcher
  • Collection Development
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Social media knowledge
  • Technology-savvy
  • Collaborator
  • Staff training and development
  • Literary knowledge
  • 3D printing knowledge
  • Web site design using Schoolwires
  • Knowledge of circulation procedures

Work History

Librarian: 09/2011 to Current - Freedom High School, South Riding, VA

  • Oversee all library services including staff management, circulation, collection development and maintenance, reading recommendations, website updates and audio visual support.
  • Drive the expansion of library collections and programs in response to student and faculty needs.
  • Collaborate with teachers and instruct lessons for research, searching techniques, evaluating information sources, databases/online resources and the ethical use of information.
  • Facilitate a patron centered and pleasant learning environment for students in the library.
  • Produce displays and events promoting reading.
  • Provide professional development sessions for faculty.
  • Manage library budget of over $18,000.
  • Collaborate with public librarians to host author visits and reading programs.
  • Barbara Hodges Mini Grant recipient to sponsor Computer Coding and Robotics Club for Girls.
  • Two Time presenter at ActivLoudoun, presenter at Loudoun Creates.
  • Sponsor of the Page Turners Book Club and Battle of the Books Competitive Book Club.

Assistant Librarian: 08/2000 to 09/2011 - Little River Elementary School, South Riding, VA

  • Managed circulation desk and collection of over 15,000 items.
  • Involved with acquisition and processing of collection items.
  • Assisted in opening of new library in 2000.

Varsity Gymnastics Coach: 10/2008 to 03/2011 - Freedom High School, South Riding, VA

  • Instructed and supervised varsity gymnasts and team managers.
  • Team placed 1st in Dulles District Championships in 2010 and 2011.
  • 2010 Washington Post Gymnastics coach of the Year for Loudoun County.


Master of Science: Library and Information Science, 2011 - The Catholic University of America - Washington, DC

Bachelor of Science: Sports Management, 1984 University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA

3D Printed Snowflakes
Health Class Presentation
March Reading Promotion


  • Virginia Association of School Librarions
  • Loudoun Association of School Librarians
  • Alpha Delta Kappa - International Honorary Organization for Women Educators
First day of Girls Computer Coding and Robotics Club

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