gwyneth anne bronwynne jones
teacher-librarian & technology specialist
Awards, Bio’s, & Interviews:
 
Library Journal - National Award: Movers & Shakers 2011 - Innovator  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service to the Profession:
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  2.  Board of Directors - Representing PK-12 Technology Educators - ISTE – International Society for Technology Education
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  4.  Member, ISTE – International Society for Technology Education
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  6.  Member, MSET - Maryland Society for Educational Technology
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  8.  Member, ALA - American Library Association
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  10.  Member, AASL – American Association for School Librarians
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  12.  Member, MASL - Maryland Association for School Librarians
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  14.  Member, EMAHC - Educational Media Association of Howard County (former president 2002-2010)
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  16.  Member, Library Media Steering Committee of Howard County
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  18.  Member, A+ Partnership HCPSS & Howard County Library
 
 
Biography -  3 Different Versions - Different Lengths - All Still Daringinly Humble
 
Super Short Cool Bio:  (72 words)
Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a Tweeter, a public speaker, a citizen of social media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is the teacher librarian at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Maryland, a member of the ISTE Board of Directors, a Library Journal 2011 Mover & Shaker, and the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog.  Admittedly, she’s also a goofball & a geek
 
Medium But SUPER Cool Bio (134 words)
Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a Tweeter, a public speaker, a citizen of social media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is the teacher librarian at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Maryland, a member of the ISTE Board of Directors, a Library Journal 2011 Mover & Shaker, and 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. Admittedly, she’s also a goofball & a geek.  
 
The Longer - Even Cooler - TMI-  Bio:  (340 words) With Bonus Daring Librarian Cartoon!
Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a Tweeter, a public speaker, a citizen of social media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is the teacher librarian at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Maryland, a member of the ISTE Board of Directors, a Library Journal 2011 Mover & Shaker, and 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, NECC, MSET, CASL, MASL, online webinars for ISTE SIGMS, TL Virtual Cafe, and in the virtual world of Second Life.  Leaving a career in advertising, public relations, and marketing nineteen years ago, 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 managing a virtual library & factory in New Babbage - Second Life, and writing biographies of herself in the third person. Admittedly, she’s a goofball and a geek.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serious  headshots gallery to use with press & or publicity
& Most likely Photoshopped to within an inch of their Life!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein and on my blog are my own personal opinions and do not represent anyone else's view in any way, including those of my employer.  © Copyright 2011