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Media Center

Oakdale Middle School's library stands as a sanctuary for curious minds, a haven of knowledge, and a treasure trove of stories waiting to be explored. With its shelves lined with a diverse array of books spanning genres, topics, and cultures, the library offers a gateway to endless adventures and learning opportunities for students.

The media center is open in the morning before classes start and during all three lunches.  Students are welcome to visit during these times and throughout the day to check out books, complete a puzzle, do a craft, play chess, or just sit and read a book. Students are also encouraged to visit the Media Center's canvas page where students can find Chromebook help, book recommendations, and links to research sites.  

Media Center Staff

The library staff includes the media specialist and media specialist assistant who help with day-to-day tasks, shelving books, managing check-outs, and supporting students' needs in the library. These dedicated individuals play a crucial role in fostering a love for reading, promoting literacy, and providing valuable resources for students and the school community. Read below to learn more about them.


Mrs. Williamson grew up in Texas in a Colombian bilingual home.  She has been taking ballet classes since the age of 5.  She loves hiking, reading, gardening, and going out to eat.  

Mrs. Williamson got a BS in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin.  She has taught kindergarten, primary grades, ELD, Spanish language, and Bilingual Education in Texas, California, and Oregon since 1992.  

Mrs. Williamson was thrilled to be given the opportunity to start a library at a new school and since then has taken the important role in the library. Shelves are stocked with a variety of the latest book titles, classics, and a huge selection of Spanish books.


Ms. Hollopeter was born and raised in Medford, OR. She is a former Medford School District student and attended South Medford High School in the Oakdale Middle School building for one year before the building on Cunningham was finished. She is a musician, artist, gardener, dog trainer, table top game enthusiast, and avid collector of books. She loves animals and has two Chinchillas named Merry and Pippin (pictured above), and two cats named Kitty and Chunks.

She has received her B.A. in Anthropology at Oregon State University, played tenor sax in the OSU Marching Band, and studied abroad In Tokyo, Japan. She is grateful to be at Oakdale and to provide a peaceful place for students to explore their intellectual interests and artistic abilities.