About Jane

Jane Lofton
Teacher Librarian
now "in the wild"

Lifelong learner and reader, edtech geek, presenter, blogger, tweeter, activist

2016 Mira Costa High School Sandacre Teacher of the Year (selected by Senior Class)
Google Certified Innovator and Trainer

Past President, 2016 Mira Costa High School Sandacre Teacher of the Year (selected by Senior Class)
California School Library Association

Social Media Chair for American Association of School Librarians 2017 Conference

TL News Night Anchor Team member

personal: jane@lofton.com
all things Google: janelofton@gmail.com

Library website (note: This is an archived copy of the website I maintained for 6 years, archived before changes were made by my successor teacher librarian)

Personal twitter: @jane_librarian

Career: Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa High School, August 2010 - June 2016.  Before that, I was the TL at Lindero Canyon Middle School for 7 ½ years, then in the classroom at Lindero for a year. Prior careers included being a public library reference librarian and technical writer in the computer software industry.

B.A. in with Distinction in English, Stanford University
M.A. in English, University of Toronto
M.L.S. (Master of Library Science), University of Toronto
Teaching Credential, National University
Teacher Librarian Credential, Calif. State University, Long Beach
Special Class Authorization, Calif. State University, Long Beach

Professional Association Volunteer Work:
California School Library Association (CSLA):
    State President, 2012-2013
    Southern Region President, 2009-2010
    Southern Region Region Rep, 2007-2009
    2009 Annual Conference Chair
    2009 Technology Award Winner
    2007, 2015 Good Ideas! Award Winner
    Member of State Board for six years and Southern Region Board for five years
    Member of Foundation Board, 2011-2015
Member, American Library Association (ALA), American Association of School Librarians (AASL), Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), Computer Using Educators (CUE), International Society for Technical Educators (ISTE)
Regular presenter for CSLA, CUE, EdTechTeam Google summits, and other professional groups
AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee, 2012-2016
AASL Blog Committee, 2010-2012
AASL 2017, 2019 Conference Committee Social Media Chair