Cate Levinson

Objective

Youth Services Librarian

Special Interests & Skills

Professional

  • Results-driven library programming
  • Innovative library services
  • Emergent literacy
  • Early childhood development
  • Children's literature
  • Family literacy
  • Young adult literature
  • Public libraries
  • Library-community partnerships
  • Learning science

Personal Interests & Special Skills

  • Web Design (HTML, CSS, familiar with PHP)                
  • Writing
  • Learning Differences & Disorders                   
  • Yoga
  • Knitting & crochet                           
  • Vegan/vegetarian cooking & lifestyle
  • Movies & Film History                           
  • Resume writing

Summary

Dynamic, energetic library student with strong interpersonal skills and passionate commitment to providing top-notch library services to children. Demonstrates enthusiasm for children’s and young adult literature,  learning science, reading enrichment, and literacy development. Excellent oral and written communicator who thrives in collaborative work environment.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Jan 2008

Research Analyst

http://www.mcmaster.com

Developing and managing sourcing strategies for high volume, passive recruiting initiative. Optimizing ROI for subscriptions to major job search engines by developing keyword search strategies, and accurately identifying highly qualified passive candidates to fill exempt and non-exempt positions for a leading industrial supply distributor. Consistently achieving call rate of 100% on sourced resumes. Converting vague job descriptions into concrete search strategies. Tracking and analyzing search data using Excel spreadsheets; and presenting reports based on the results. Demonstrating ability to use listening skills and knowledge to systematically solve problems. Spearheading and overseeing multiple passive-candidate sourcing projects, training efforts, and job posting improvements. Wrote and edited job posting copy which resulted in an immediate increase of active applicants and a 30% increase in active-applicant hires.

Feb 2003 - Mar 2005

Managing Editor

Punk Planet Magazine

Leading a staff of writers, assigning stories, managing writers in all matters related to interviews and articles. Hiring creative talent for magazine visuals. Coordinating, sending payments to Punk Planet writers.  Working closely with Editor-in-Chief to develop content for each issue of Punk Planet. Interviewing musicians, writers, artists, T.V. personalities, filmmakers, and community leaders. “Gossip” interview selected for publication in We Owe You Nothing (a compilation of the best interviews in the magazines ten-year history). Coordinating, maintaining editorial calendar. Writing short and long-form articles and interviews ranging in length from 100-6000 words. Editing, fact-checking, proofreading magazine content. Selecting and editing Punk Planet submissions. Negotiating publication agreements.

Punk Planet is no longer being published.

Feb 2002 - Jun 2004

Compliance Auditor

Levinson, Simon, & Sprung, P.C.

Education

Education
Jun 2007 - Aug 2009

M.L.I.S.

Dominican University

Coursework in Public Librarianship

  • Library Materials for Children (Grade received: A)
  • Library Materials for Young Adults (A)
  • Storytelling for Children and Young Adults (A)
  • Reader’s Advisory Services (A)
  • Searching Electronic Databases (A)               
  • Enhancing Language & Literacy Development Through Children’s Literature (A)