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Shanna Pavlak

6828 Pine Knoll Court, Douglasville, Ga. 404-213-9539 (cell) *

Media Specialist (P-12) Georgia 12/13/2014- 06/30/2019

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Ga.
Master of Education, Concentration in School Library Media, December 2014
GPA: 4.0 / 4.0
University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Bachelor of Arts, Concentration in Journalism, Minor in Drama, May 2007
GPA: 3.6 / 4.0, graduated with Cum Laude honors

 Experience using Destiny and Surpass catalogs
 Experience shelving fiction and non-fiction materials
 Knowledge of Dewey Decimal System, Sears Headings, AACR2

Experience designing newsletters, print handouts, and public relations materials
Experience with copy and original cataloging
Experience with processing new materials for circulation
Experience searching for Lexile numbers and AR levels
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop programs
Experience designing webpages, wikis, and pathfinders for instructional use
Experience as a professional researcher
Experience editing photos and video

Temple Middle School, Temple, Ga.
Volunteer, March 2014-December 2014
 Assist with inventory
 Re-shelve materials
 Help weed old technology

Arbor Station Elementary School, Douglasville, Ga.
Volunteer, January 2014-March 2014
 Read to group of students for Read Across America promotion
 Assist with book repairs
 Look up Lexile and AR numbers and label materials accordingly
 Aid in decorating for Black History Month
New Manchester High School, Douglasville, Ga.
Volunteer, September 2013- February 2014
 Present Halloween-themed book talk to group of students
 Catalog new materials

Assist with material selection

Sandtown Middle School, Atlanta, Ga.
Volunteer, September 2012- March 2014
 Deliver instruction on Dewey Decimal System
 Assist with Book Fair
 Check materials in and out
 Assist with inventory and weeding

CNN Newsource, Atlanta, GA
Writer/Copy editor/Producer, March 2009-present
 Check writers' scripts for correct spelling and grammar, as well as accuracy and clarity and
submit scripts to affiliate news stations
 Assist producers in making editorial decisions about content to deliver to affiliate news stations
 Write grammatically and factually correct scripts on a variety of topics for CNN's domestic and
international affiliates
 Research and write multiple scripts on a deadline
 Provide affiliates with customer service
 Promote product by maintaining a social media presence and crafting creative tweets and teases
 Help train new full-time and freelance writers and copyeditors
CNN, CNNI, HLN, Atlanta, Ga.
Video Journalist/Weekend Editorial Assistant, October 2007-March 2009
 Floor directing, teleprompting, delivering scripts
 Assisting on-air talent and guests
 Assist show producers by providing research and graphics
 Answer phones and field calls
 Vet and approve user-submitted videos and photos

Peabody Award Winner

2008- For coverage of 2008 presidential election
2010- For coverage of Gulf oil spill
2011- For coverage of Arab Spring