Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Catherine Trinkle - Thurs. Oct. 23 to Sat. Oct. 25 , 2008

Wrapping up this Fall's schedule of virtual guests is Catherine Trinkle of Avon, IN. Catherine is the school media specialist at Hickory Elementary School. She is also the webmaster for Hickory Elementary, and her professional interests center on but are not limited to the effective use of technology and the teaching and promotion of reading. Learn more about Mrs. Trinkle at

Explore the Hickory Elementary School website
Notice that you can connect to the
Media Center and Mrs. Trinkle's Homepage from the menu bar.

Catherine writes for School Library Media Activities Monthly and completes book reviews for Library Media Connection.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Marnie Bolstad - Mon. Oct. 20 to Wed. Oct. 21 , 2008

Marnie Bolstad, one of three teacher librarians at her school, is working her third year at Newton South High School, Newton, MA.

Prior to her current assignment at NSHS, Marnie was an elementary library teacher for five years in the Newton School System. At the elementary level, she worked 'solo' without an aide or other staff support. In her own words, "I did a little bit of everything."

At Newton South High School, Marnie
works with three paraprofessional library staff members, a secretary and two aides.

Learn more about our Marnie and her school at

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Janette Fluharty - Thur. Oct. 16 to Sat. Oct. 18, 2008

Janette Fluharty has been a teacher for thirteen years, having taught for ten years in a general education classroom and now in her third year as the teacher librarian at Avon Intermediate School East in Avon, IN.

Passions: teaching, reading promotion, technology integration, and collaboration with peers.

Biggest Surprise About Her Job: She LOVES 5th and 6th graders.
Best Part of Her Job: Working with teachers and students
Hardest Part of Her Job: Finding the time to fit it all in

Learn more about Janette by visiting:

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ramona Ho - Mon. Oct. 6 to Wed. Oct. 8, 2008

For ten years, Ramona Ho has been the Head Librarian at Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center, Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus, Pukalani, Hawaii - - a school facility that she helped plan and build.

Ramona previously held positions as an elementary teacher, a reference librarian at the University of Hawaii's Medical School, a reference / instructional librarian at a community college, and the Head Librarian at a private high school and a large public high school.

Learn more about Ramona at

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Helen Adams - Thurs. Oct. 2 to Sat. Oct. 4, 2008

Helen Adams is currently teaching online courses for Mansfield University's (PA) School Library and Information Technologies program. Formerly Helen was a school librarian and technology coordinator in Wisconsin.

Helen is an advocate for school libraries and teacher librarians; a strong leader who is active at state, regional, and national levels. She is a frequent conference presenter and has authored a number of articles and textbooks on technology planning, Internet search tools, library automation, school library policy development, and privacy.
Her latest book Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library was released last month by Libraries Unlimited

Her professional interests focus mainly on issues and ideas related to intellectual freedom, privacy in school library media programs, and Internet filtering. Learn more about Helen Adams at