The Librarian - Jenifer Shier, MLIS

  • Jenifer Shier, MLIS

    Jenifer C. Shier, MLIS - Library Media Specialist (Globally Competitive Librarian)

    Graduated - Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from University of the Philippines- Diliman, Q.C. (2003)

    Graduated - Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science (BLIS) from University of the East- Manila (1996)

    Completed 2-Years of Pre-Dental Course Program - University of the East- Manila (1993)

    Earned Graduate Credits of Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (2014-2016)

    Earned Graduate Credits of Education Program from the St. Mary's University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (2016)

    22 years Librarian - 11 years International Professional Librarian (Philippines); 11 years Librarian in the United States Public Schools: 6 years in St. Thomas-St. John (STTJ) School District under the US Virgin Islands Department of Education, and this is my 5th year in St. Paul Public Schools under the Minnesota Department of Education.

    4 years Librarian in Obama Elementary School (SPPS – ISD 625), and 1st year Librarian in Central High School (SPPS - ISD 625)

    (I teach “Library and Digital Information Literacy Skills” to all our students from Pre-K through 12th grade. In my library class, I’ll make sure everybody read appropriate books. After reading, students will share with their partner. They do book talks and book reviews. Then, they read digital books using their iPads, and make research using both digital and printed format. At the end of my library class, students always choose a book of their interest from the shelves to check out and read it into their class homeroom or bring it home and read with their family. Our students love to read books and get so excited to choose books that they are interested to read. As a library media specialist, I will always make sure they will get the books that they always wanted to read, and provide the titles they wished to read to be added to our collections. I believe that, when students read every day, it will help them develop and improve their vocabulary and literacy skills quickly. Thus, reading is of great help for them to succeed academically and socially, to become college and career ready.)

    The following are the topics I have presented in the conferences both Statewide and National Annual conferences:

    1. QR Treasure Hunt for Elementary Classrooms. ITEM Conference, Hopkins North Junior High, Minnetonka, MN. April 2017.

    2. Video Making and iOgrapher for K-12. LibTech Annual Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. March 2018.

    3. QR Treasure Hunt for K-12 Classrooms.  LibTech Annual Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. March 2019.