Librarian Resume

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This librarian resume is a good example of how to show yourself in your best possible light when you have a recent gap in your work history. This resume minimizes the gap as much as possible, and highlights all of the strengths this person has to offer an employer.

Susan Jobseeker 
93 Any 
Street, City, State
Home: (555) 000-0000
Cell: (000) 000-0000


Children's librarian with eight years of experience working in community and academic libraries.


  • Established and ran two popular parent and child preschool programs for children 18 months to 2 years and for children aged 2 to 3 years, encouraging the development of early literacy skills though songs, rhymes and storytelling.
  • Created and implemented popular new summer and March Break children's programs which were consistently fully booked on the first available registration day and increased use of the children's library by 20% during March Break and summer months
  • Developed thorough knowledge of children's books, reference materials and computer software
  • Implemented and managed library social media marketing on Facebook, which increased community involvement in and awareness of library programs


Faketown Public Library, City, State
Head Children's Librarian (2011-2013)
Librarian (2008-2011)


  • Assisted local teachers with research projects and conducted guided tours of the library for local public school classes
  • Wrote monthly children's library newsletter
  • Developed educational series for parents where local experts presented information about topics such as computer safety for children, early literacy development, and healthy development
  • Identified and recommended new materials for purchase
  • Assisted patrons at the circulation desk
  • Supervised and trained 10-12 library volunteers
  • Instructed patrons in the use of online resources

Faketown University Library, City, State
Library Assistant


  • Assisted patrons at the circulation desk
  • Shelved books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, located missing items and kept library collection in order


Bachelor of Arts Degree, English, Faketown University, City, State



Fundraiser, Community Literacy Network, City, State


  • Part of a team that has raised $20,000 for local literacy organization

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Librarian resume - Gap in work history

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