gwyneth anne bronwynne jones

teacher-librarian & technology specialist

Awards, Bio’s, & Interviews:


New York Times Op-Ed Piece:

Lady Gaga Librarians



Library Journal - National Award: Movers & Shakers 2011 - Innovator 






2nd Runner Up Best Educational Use of a Virtual World -  2010


The Daring Librarain Blog: Nominated  Edublog’s Best Use of Video-Visuals - 2010




Bob Edwards NPR - XM Interview: Shhhh! Libraries at Work” Download & Listen to FREE podcast


Gwyneth Jones elected to ISTE Board of Directors PK-12 Teacher Representative


The Daring Librarain Blog - Edublog Winner  Best Librarian / Library Blog - 2009


Thinkport



Teacher of the Year -2001

PBS/ NTTI WNET New York

Thirteen Ed Online


BBJ Article: "Howard County teacher wins national honor" March 27, 2001



MICCA Howard County Outstanding Technology-Using Educator of the Year 2004










MHMS Daring Library Media Blog



Service to the Profession:


  1. ISTE Board of Directors - Representing PK-12 Technology Educators - ISTE – International Society for Technology Education


  2. Member, ISTE – International Society for Technology Education


  3. Member, MSET - Maryland Society for Educational Technology


  4. Member, ALA - American Library Association


  5. Member, AASL – American Association for School Librarians


  6. Member, MASL - Maryland Association for School Librarians


  7. Member, EMAHC - Educational Media Association of Howard County (former president 2002-2010)


  8. Member, Library Media Steering Committee of Howard County


  9. Member, A+ Partnership HCPSS & Howard County Library

 
 

Biography -  3 Different Versions - Different Lengths - All Still Daringly Humble


Super Short Cool Bio:  

Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a middle school teacher librarian, a blogger, a Tweeter, a public speaker, a citizen of Social Media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Teacher, DEN Star, member of the ISTE Board of Directors, was named an Innovator and one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2011, a Gale/Cengage New Leader, and is the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog. Admittedly, she’s also a goofball & a geek.


Short Super Hero Bio (see coordinating comic below)

Gwyneth A. Jones, also known as The Daring Librarian. Daring defender of books, libraries, & lifelong learning!  Super supporter of digital citizenship, curiosity, & intellectual freedom. Enthusiastic champion of transliteracy, creative commons, open source, mobile media & shameless sharing. Fearless fighter of filters! Protector of goofballs & geeks! Committed to being a change agent within school community, district, state, nation, world, & the universe!


Medium But SUPER Cool Bio 

The Daring Librarian, is a middle school teacher librarian, a blogger, a Tweeter, a public speaker, a citizen of Social Media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a member of the ISTE Board of Directors, is a Google Certified Teacher, DEN Star, was named an Innovator and one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2011, a Gale/Cengage New Leader, and is the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog. The Daring Librarian is a digitally shifted Ed Tech teaching Ninja with a passion for re-mix mash-up production, transliteracy, cutting edge librarianship, creative commons, mobile media, graphic design, & being a change agent within in her learning communities both geographically and within the æthernets. Admittedly, she’s also a goofball & a geek.


The Longer - Even Cooler - TMI-  Bio:  With Bonus Daring Librarian Cartoon!

Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a middle school teacher librarian, a blogger, a Tweeter, a public speaker, a citizen of Social Media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a member of the ISTE Board of Directors, is a Google Certified Teacher, DEN Star, was named an Innovator and one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2011, a Gale/Cengage New Leader, and is the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog.

The Daring Librarian is a digitally shifted Ed Tech teaching Ninja with a passion for re-mix mash-up production, transliteracy, cutting edge librarianship, graphic design, & being a change agent within in her learning communities both geographically and within the æthernets.  Fearlessly daring to take chances, fight the filters, and ignoring the negative naysayers, all for our most important customers - our students. 

As an elected member of the board of directors of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), she passionately represents all PK-12 technology educators. Professionally, Gwyneth is committed to the NTTI "turn-key" philosophy of peer training, mentoring, generously sharing resources, building international personal learning networks through school, district, state, national, and online programs. Gwyneth was named one of five National Cengage/Gale SLJ New Leaders, was the  PBS-NTTI “Teacher of the Year” in 2001 and the 2004 MICCA “Outstanding Educator Using Technology” for Howard County. She speaks locally and nationally, and has presented at METC_CSD, AASL, ISTE, NECC, MSET, CASL, MASL, online webinars for ISTE, TL Virtual Cafe, and in the virtual world of Second Life. 

Leaving a career in advertising, public relations, and marketing to pursue a career in technology education she now uses effective design and communication skills gained through her experiences in the business world to communicate her love of research and information gathering, reading, and technology with her students, staff, and community. In her spare time, Gwyneth enjoys reading, traveling, digital photography, graphic design, alternative/progressive music, Welsh stuff, buzztime trivia, darts, exploring the Steampunk Aesthetic and writing biographies of herself in the third person. Admittedly, she’s a goofball and a geek.
















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