The Librarian - Jenifer Shier, MLIS

  • Jenifer Shier, MLIS

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


    Graduated - Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the 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 - the University of the East- Manila (1993)

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

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

    Currently pursuing the Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership - K-12 Principal Licensure from Concordia University - St. Paul, MN (2021 - Present)


    24 years working in my profession as a Library Media Specialist - 11 years International Professional Librarian (Philippines); 14 years Library Media Specialist 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 8th year in St. Paul Public Schools under the Minnesota Department of Education.


    Four years Library Media Specialist in Obama Elementary School (SPPS – ISD 625), and 4th-year Library Media Specialist in Central High School (SPPS - ISD 625).


    In Central Senior High School, I am not just a Library Media Specialist. I am also a Textbook Manager, Digital Citizenship Coordinator, Hotspots Coordinator, and a Site Lead/Coordinator of the EDL (Extended Day Learning) Credit Recovery Program. My passion is helping students to earn credits they have lost in order to graduate in a timely manner. I am also currently an Advisor of the National Honor Society (NHS) Book Club and a Facilitator of the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club every Friday.


    My role as a Library Media Specialist includes teaching “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 reads appropriate books. After reading, students will share with their partners. They do book talks and book reviews. Then, they read digital books using their iPads and do research using both digital and printed formats. At the end of my library class, students always choose a book of their interest from the shelves to check out and read with their class homeroom or bring it home and read with their family members. Our students love to read books and get so excited about choosing books that they are interested in reading. 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 wish 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 at 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.