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Tutor profile: Rebecca R.

Rebecca R.
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About Rebecca

About Rebecca
I am a children’s librarian with the Chicago Public Library. I have an MLIS from UW-Milwaukee and also hold a BA in history and a MA in public history. All of these combined make for one nerdy book-lover! When I'm not listening to kidlit on audiobook or adding new historical fiction titles to my Goodreads account, I like to snap photos and dabble in graphic design.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have over 15 years experience working with children in both educational and informal settings, I excel at engaging in meaningful connections as well as creating calm and welcoming environments for students to thrive.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2013 - 2016
Loyola University Chicago
Master's Degree
2007 - 2009
North Park University
Bachelor's Degree
2003 - 2007

Work Experience

Work Experience
Chicago Public Library, Children's Library Associate - Lincoln Park branch
2019 - Present
• Assist with children’s services programming, displays, and bulletin boards • Conduct toddler/preschool storytimes and elementary book clubs • Assist with circulation and reference desk tasks
Redwood Literacy, Librarian and Instructional Assistant
2019 - 2019
• Oversaw students’ independent reading (books and audiobooks), provided technical assistance, readers advisory, and basic comprehension assessments. • Inventory and organization of the school’s library according to reading levels. • Assisted with math, social studies, and science classes.
American Library Association, Awards Intern with the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC)
2017 - 2019
• Responded to correspondence pertaining to ALSC awards submissions. • Assisted with the ALSC book collection and the Bookapalooza curation and packing. • Assisted with other ALSC office tasks, including preparations for annual conference.
Chicago History Museum (CHM), Coordinator for the Chicago Metro History Fair (CMHF)
2016 - 2019
• Assisted with all office-related tasks, including management of school databases. • Helped plan History Fair competitions, events, and workshops. • Occasionally assisted in the CHM Research Center and coached History Fair students with their projects.
Des Plaines Public Library, Preschool Outreach Intern at the Westerhold Early Learning Center
2017 - 2017
• Planned eight different storytime sessions, to rotate through the eight weeks. • Gave 6-8 storytime sessions per day, consisting of stories, songs, and rhymes. • Assisted students and teachers as they select and check out books.

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