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Resumé of Gregory J. Holch
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Greg Holch

• 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

New York Public Library - Mulberry Street Branch, New York, NY
Senior Librarian     January 2015 - Present
Librarian     March 2014 - Dec. 2014
Library Information Assistant     Feb. 2013 - March 2014
Intern & Volunteer     Feb. 2010 - Feb. 2013
• Create and perform Shake, Rattle, and Read! weekly story hour program
• Create daily Facebook and other social media posts with original photographs
• Plan movie programs, book discussion groups, and computer help programs for adults
• Help patrons with research questions
• Check-in, check-out, catalog books using Sierra 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

• 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

• 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 2011
• Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society 2012
• M.A. in American Civilization, New York University
• B.A. in English, Manhattanville College
• Hampshire College (freshman year)

• Microsoft Office, Microsoft 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

• American Library Association; New York Library Association
• Hudson Valley Library Associati0n
• Metropolitan New York Library Council (myMETRO life 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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