Gregory Holch managed Scholastic's Teen Age Book Club (TAB)
for many years. This is an image of the "student news" section
of a TAB book order "kit".


Resumé of Gregory J. Holch
With Contact Form Below



Greg Holch


SUMMARY
• Master of Science in Library and Information Science, September 2011
• Manager: Ran Scholastic’s Teen Age Book Club (TAB)
• Editor: Edited 300 books for readers ages 9-up
• Author: The Things With Wings (Scholastic) a fantasy novel for ages 8-12

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
New York Public Library - Mulberry Street Branch, New York, NY
Librarian     March 2014 - Present
Library Information Assistant     Feb. 2013 - March 2014
Intern & Volunteer     Feb. 2010 - Feb. 2013
• Create Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp postings with original photographs
• Create and perform Book Babies and Toddler Time story hour programs
• Assist with teen programs: Game-On, Crafts
• Plan triple-feature movie programs for adults every other month
• Help patrons with research questions
• Check-in, check-out, recategorize books using Millennium integrated library system

The Dalton School - Middle School Library, New York, NY
Volunteer     April – June 2012
• Processed books for circulation with protective covers, call numbers, security tape
• Shelved fiction, nonfiction

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School - Upper School Library, New York, NY
Intern     Jan. - June 2011
• Taught several classes on Google search strategies and website evaluation
• Wrote Pathfinder for Women's History Month
• Created annotated summer reading lists with book cover art for 5th, 6th, 7-8th grade
• Check-in, check-out, cataloging, using Follett Destiny integrated library system
• Helped create monthly book displays

ConsumerSearch.com (About.com/​N.Y. Times Company), New York, NY
Senior Editor & Writer     2007 - 2009
• Senior Editor and writer of online reports for house & home products
• Assisted in redesign of the website, particularly the early branding and design stages

Scholastic Inc. - Scholastic Book Clubs, New York, NY
Manager & SeniorEditor     1983 - 2006
• Ran Scholastic’s Teen Age Book Club (TAB) for 20 years
• Selected 75-100 books every month for ages 11-18 for book club brochures
• Acquired, created and edited 300 middle grade and YA (young adult) books
Worked with authors Louis Sachar (Sideways Arithmetic), Gary Soto (The Cat’s Meow), Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bonnie Bryant Hiller, Seth Godin, etc. Many books reached #1 on the Publishers Weekly teen paperback bestseller list.
• Ran Scholastic’s movie novelization department, turning film scripts into books
• Negotiated book contracts with agents, publishers, and authors
• Led team that included marketing manager, copywriter, designer, book club assistant
• Set and maintained goals for price, margin, revenue, inventory
• Met regularly with children’s book publishers to learn about their books
• Hired, supervised, and mentored excellent assistants

PUBLICATIONS
• Author, The Things With Wings, a fantasy novel for ages 8-12, Scholastic Press
• Co-author, Jungle Jokes, a joke book for ages 8-12, Random House
• Guest Editor, Mademoiselle Magazine, won annual college competition
• Short story, articles, and photographs published in several magazines including Seventeen, The Writer, and Shots

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
• M.S. in Library and Information Science, Palmer School/​Long Island University, September 2011 (4.0 GPA)
• New York State Public Library Professional Certification, October 11, 2011
• M.A. in American Civilization, New York University
• B.A. in English, Manhattanville College
• Hampshire College (freshman year)

SKILLS
• MS Office, MS Office Picture Manager, Photoshop Elements
• Basic HTML
• Scanned and digitized about 100 books using Internet Archive Scribe workstation
• Public speaker on writing and editing at schools and conferences
• Advanced film photography; Intermediate digital photography
• Reading knowledge of Portuguese and French

ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
• American Library Association; New York Library Association
• Hudson Valley Library Associati0n
• Metropolitan New York Library Council (myMETRO individual member)
• Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; Authors Guild

WEB 2.0
• Website and blog: www.GregoryHolch.com
• Write, direct, produce, and star in “The First Few Pages” videos on YouTube
• Active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Goodreads



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Copyright © 2010-2017 by Gregory J. Holch. All Rights Reserved.

Selected Works

Fantasy
"Every year, on the first warm, sunny day of Spring, the butterflies returned to the little town of Angel Falls."
Children's Jokes
"What's gray and has four legs and a trunk?" "A mouse on a safari."
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