Gwyneth A. Jones, a.k.a. “The Daring Librarian,” is a middle school teacher-librarian, blogger, tweeter, public speaker, citizen of social media and resident of Second Life. Gwyneth was named an Innovator and one of 50 international Movers & Shakers in 2011 by Library Journal Magazine, was named one of five national Cengage/Gale SLJ New Leaders for 2010, was the PBS-NTTI “Teacher of the Year” in 2001, 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 remix mashup production, transliteracy, cutting-edge librarianship, graphic design and being a change agent within her learning communities. She fearlessly dares to take chances, fight the filters, and ignore the negative naysayers, all for our most important customers—our students.
Gwyneth passionately represents all PK–12 technology educators. Professionally, she is committed to the National Teacher Training Institute "turnkey" philosophy of peer training, mentoring, generously sharing resources and building international personal learning networks through school, district, state, national and online programs.
Gwyneth is a nationally sought-after keynote and featured speaker and has presented at technology and library conferences across the United States. She has also led online webinars for ISTE's SIGMS and the TL Virtual Cafe and in Second Life.
After leaving a career in advertising, public relations and marketing to pursue a career in technology education, she now uses the effective design and communication skills she 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.
Gwyneth holds a bachelor's in English literature and a master's in instructional technology, both from Towson University in Maryland, USA.