Ms. Georgeanne E. Bonifanti has been a full time Library Media Specialist since 1972 and has been at MEMS since 1975.
She holds a B.S. in Education with a major in Library Science, Kutztown State University, an M.L.S., Pratt Institite, an Ed. S. in Instructional Technology and Instructional Product Design, Utah State University.
Ms. Bonifanti loves libraries and reading. She has always wanted to work in a library and started volunteering in the Scranton Public Library when she was in middle school. In high school she was president of the Library Club at West Scranton High School and started working in the Hyde Park Branch library. She attended a student library workshop at Kutztown University and decided then on her career path.
She has experience in public, school and also special libraries. Although she did like working at the Pratt-Phoenix Art and Design Library, her true love is teaching and working with children of all ages.
Ms. Bonifanti is an accomplished story teller and has performed for a variety of organizations. She is an avid reader and is always happy to share her knowledge of books and stories with students and staff. She is known for reading many books at one time and talking about books to anyone who will listen.
She is always looking to keep the media center one step ahead of the norm. She was instrumental in bringing Flexible Scheduling to the MEMS Library Media Center in the mid 80’s. She was on a panel with other innovative librarians and presented at national conferences sponsored by the American Library Association and the American Association of School Librarians.
MEMS has the distinction of being the first elementary middle school library in Vermont to automate its collection, then one of the first to move to a web collection. Ms. Bonifanti is an automation specialist. Using her expertise, she was the force behind the launching of the Northshire Library Media Consortium, a community endeavor that combines three library databases into one accessible 24/7. This is a unique collaboration which combines the collections from three very different libraries: MEMS public school, Burr and Burton Academy, a private independent school and Mark Skinner Library, a public library.
Ms. Bonifanti has been an adjunct professor at the Community College of Vermont, Castleton State College, and the University of Vermont, teaching courses on storytelling, childrens’ literature and curriculum design. She has presented at the state and national level.
Ms. Georgeanne E. Bonifanti
Library Media Specialist
B.S., M.L.S., Ed.S.
Mrs. Margi Putney
Part-time – Circulation Desk
Library Media Assistant
Dottie Koscinski – Cataloging and Book Processing
Judy Lewis, Erika – Shelf Maintenance
Andy Putney– Special Projects
Monday through Friday
8: 00 am – 3:00 pm