THE PETADATA IDEA
PetaData.info was developed by Petaluma's high school librarians: Anna Koval and Connie Williams. They established this site at the start of the 2010-2011 school year because they wanted all of Petaluma's high school students to have access to more and better resources than either of their schools could afford to offer their students on their own. They also wanted students in town to have access to the same excellent resources regardless of which high school they attend. Thanks to a parcel tax that was overwhelmingly supported by Petaluma's generous voters, Petaluma's high school students will have world class information online via PetaData.info from now on. :)
THE PETADATA LIBRARIANS
Connie Williams, MLIS, is the teacher-librarian at Petaluma High School. She is also an adjunct librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has been a teacher-librarian for 23 years. She is the co-developer of several online 2.0 tutorials and the co-producer of Circulate This! Stories from the School Library. She is past president of the California School Library Association and is the author of articles on teaching and librarianship. She is a member of the Teacher Librarian Services Credential Advisory Board for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Advisory Board for Teacher Librarian preparation program at San Jose State University. She is one of the co-authors of California's Model School Library Standards. She has two dogs: Lucy and Heidi.
Anna Koval, M.Ed., is the teacher-librarian at Casa Grande High School. She is also an adjunct instructor at Sonoma State University and a guest lecturer at the University of San Francisco. She is a candidate for National Board Teacher Certification and has been teaching for 10 years. She is an ALA/YALSA Emerging Leader and a Walt Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee. She serves on several committees and task forces for the American Association of School Librarians and the California School Library Association. She is the creator and webmaster of the School Library Journal-honored website BigHouseLibrary.com and the author of articles on technology and librarianship. She is one of the co-authors of California's Model School Library Standards. She has a three-legged dog named June.