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Well, hello! I'm so happy you're here!


BIO for Press

Gwyneth A. Jones - The Daring Librarian:

is a blogger, a Tweeter, an International Keynote EdTech & Librarian speaker, a trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of social media. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Innovator, a PBS / MPT American Graduate Champion of Change, and the author of the award winning The Daring Librarian blog. In recognition of being a change agent in her field, Ms. Jones and her amazing students have appeared on the NPR Bob Edwards Weekend show for a series called Shhh….Libraries at Work and was named an Innovator and one of 50 international Movers & Shakers 2011 ... by Library Journal Magazine She's also been named a Gale/Cengage New Leader, and the Best of the Best and a Visionary Leader by Teacher Librarian Magazine.

As a leader of Education Technology, Ms. Jones was honored to have been elected twice to the ISTE Board of Directors representing all PK-12 educators and school librarians. Her work & writings have been featured in the New York Times, NEA Today Magazine, Information Today Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Admittedly, she’s also a goofball, a geek, and ridiculously humble.

Third person aside:
My CV is here and here's an interview by Middleweb called: A Daring Middle Grades Librarian I gotta admit, Middle school is my JAM!



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Contact:
Internet email: gwynethanne @ gmail (dot) com (preferred)


Mailing Address
Gwyneth Jones - Library Media Center
Murray Hill Middle School
9989 Winter Sun Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
School Phone: 410-880-5897

Featured and interviewed on NPR - Bob Edwards Weekend

Stalk my sites:

The Daring Librarian Blog, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Slideshare, Flickr, LinkedIn, Wikis, Pinterest, Portfolio, Scoopit, Daring School Edublog, Google+, YouTube Channel, Top Contributor Trip Advisor, Yelp Elite, & Virtual Steampunk Second Life
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How You Doin?

I love hearing from my PLN & visiting different cities, states, & countries spreading the Daring Librarian ed tech transliteracy and transparency revolution message! Even though I am a Teacher-Librarian, I do believe my (sometimes irreverent, humorous, & approachable) message goes beyond the library and school walls and is applicable for all subject areas and levels of education and ed tech. As a former member of the ISTEBoard of Directors, I proudly represent ALL PK-12 educators! PRESS BIO Below.

International Speaker:

It has been my honor & privilege to be invited to be a keynote and featured speaker at several International and US state Technology & Library conferences including: Opening keynote for ATLE -Convergence, Calgary Canada, QSLIN Library Symposium Keynote for the Ministry of Education - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Keynhote - California Teacher's Association Summer Institute at UCLA, Opening Keynote, METC15, SCASL15, Featured Speaker at FETC 2017 - Orlando, CUE14 - Palm Springs, California, LibraryLinkNJ, , AASL13, MACUL, AISL, MASL, CASL, NCSLMA, MSET, METC, WEMTAand was invited by Syba Signs of Australia to go on a three city speaking tour with Dr. Joyce Valenza to the cities of Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth! (I know, pinch me - right?)

Booking

I Book 6-14 Months Out
It is an honor to represent my school, district, and the state of Maryland and my amazing administrator is very supportive. So, I consider and evaluate each flattering invitation to visit & speak carefully. And then I get admin approval!

I am available for keynote and featured speaking engagements but my schedule is painfully limited due to the fact that I am a full time middle school teacher-librarian & technology specialist and my school & my students will always come first. Therefore, booking me a year or more in advance is the best way to go - once I have an appearance for any given month - that's it. No mas. However, you can always check to see if I'm available if you have a date that's closer than the 6 months!

Priority will be given to those engagements that are only 2-3 days, span a weekend, during summer, or over a school break. I also try and make time for my Twitter & EdTech PLN, colleagues, and states or districts that need me. I have my cape at the ready! Please note, even though I have a rider for a pack of Regular, Tropical, or Wild Berry Skittles® I am NOT a Diva

Email me at gwynethanne @ gmail . com


Keynotes:

My latest, greatest, Ed Tech & Library Keyote of the moment are:
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Here are some of the session titles that are part of this year's repertoire.
The Ninja Series:
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Tweet Like a Ninja: Education Edition

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Mobile Media in the Classroom: Diving into Digital Discoveries


Workshops:

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Workshops:

Transparency is the New Black: New Literacies That Look FABULOUS On You!
(both a workshop & a presentation)
Digital Image Factory
Transliteracy, Advocacy, & The Remix YouTube Generation
Engaging & Leveraging Mobile Media





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(Over 20,000+ Views on Slideshare: An extension of an Op-Ed piece I was asked to write for the New York Times)

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(Over 100,000 views on Slideshare)

Press:

Press-related questions should be sent to gwynethanne @ gmail (dot) com. Please include your deadline, your phone number, what hours you’re available, a description of the article you’re working on, and what questions you wish for me to address. Heck, I’m super flattered you thought of me!

Got a Technical or Design Question?

I never mind answering tech or design questions but please search my blogs, wikis, & this web page before contacting me. I’ve been writing and blogging for years and probably have already answered your question in detail - with pictures! In other words, please do you homework before asking for my help - saves us both loads of time! YAY!

Marketers:

Please do not send me press releases or product announcements of things that you want me to blog about. I can guarantee you that I will not blog about them as a result. I am oppositional defiant and I do not enjoy receiving spam from companies advertising their products no matter how cleverly you couch it....unless it’s accompanied by offers of lavish consultant compensation, travel, limo drivers, hotel suites, logo hoodies, or at least a bag of Tropical or Wild Berry Skittles®.

Graduate Students:

Looking for advice about grad or a doctoral program? Read this excellent article from Danah Boyd.

Contact:

My email is: gwynethanne @ gmail [dot] com. Please feel free to write to me! I love hearing from my Tweeps & PLN, but please understand if I can’t respond right away or if I have to say no to your request, as I am a full time school librarian and my kids and my school will always come first!

Again, please search my blog first for the answer to your query - 9 times outta 10 the answer is there. :-)
Cheers! Love you, mean it! ~Gwyneth

Feel free to follow & reach me on Twitter, too! @gwynethjones

BIO for Press


Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a Tweeter, an International Ed Tech keynote speaker, trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of social media. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Innovator, a PBS / MPT American Graduate Champion, and the author of the award winning The Daring Librarian blog. In recognition of being a change agent in her field, Ms. Jones was named an Innovator and a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal Magazine, a Gale/Cengage New Leader, and the Best of the Best and a Visionary Leader by Teacher Librarian Magazine. She was honored to have been elected twice to the ISTE Board of Directors representing all PK-12 educators and school librarians. Her work & writings have been featured in the New York Times, NEA Today Magazine, Information Today Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Admittedly, she’s also a goofball, a geek, and ridiculously humble.

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Daring Super Hero Bio

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, & 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. On her days off she likes to compose third person bios.





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