Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian

Jane Lofton is a California teacher librarian, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Websites Committee member, California School Library Association (CSLA) Past President, and Google for Education Innovator and Trainer.

Jane is passionate about the ability of school libraries to change lives and expand student experiences beyond the school walls, and the role that strong school libraries play in student achievement. She loves sharing her passion for reading, research, and effective and appropriate uses of technology to enhance learning and productivity, and working with students, teachers, and parents. She is an enthusiastic blogger and tweeter. Recently, she has been teaching online Learn2Tweet classes for both AASL and CSLA to get teacher librarians up and running on Twitter as a tool for advocacy and building their personal learning networks. She is also a member of the anchor team for TL News Night, and an organizer of the Somewhat Virtual Book Club network of high school book clubs. You can find her on Twitter at @jane_librarian, her personal blog, “Jane Lofton’s Adventures in School Libraryland” at janelofton.com, and school library blog (miracostahigh.edublogs.org).

When not working or connecting with her personal learning network, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, reading (print, ebooks, and audiobooks), traveling, cooking, walking (especially by the beach), attending plays, and exploring new tech tools, and tinkering with graphics.

Jane's Blog Articles

AASL’s Social Media Superstars!

AASL’s Social Media Superstars!

TYSL Advisory Board Members are being recognized! See how many are nominated as Social Media Superstars, with the committee chaired.

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Heard and Seen at the SLJ Summit

Heard and Seen at the SLJ Summit

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending School Library Journal’s 12th Annual SLJ Leadership Summit in our nation’s capital..

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Orientation for Mackin TYSL

Orientation for Mackin TYSL

As teacher librarians, we are always learning about new ideas, skills, and ways of doing things that can enhance learning,.

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The #SWVBC: Connecting Library Clubs Across the Country

The #SWVBC: Connecting Library Clubs Across the Country

For five years now, my school library club at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, CA, and I have. Read More
How to Get the Word Out About Your 3D Printers

How to Get the Word Out About Your 3D Printers

Display prominently! Set up on mobile carts, and use and store near the front door or other prominent spot if. Read More