Thanks and Farewell!

Thank you Costa!

This is my last posting on this blog. On Friday, June 17, I officially retired as  Mira Costa High School’ Teacher Librarian. I want to thank all the Mira Costa students and staff for a wonderful six years working with you. I also owe a huge thank you to my amazing library volunteers. I will miss all of you!

I also want to thank the Class of 2016 again for the incredible honor of recognizing me as a Sandacre Teacher of the Year. If you haven’t already read my thank you and open letter to Seniors posting, please do. Thanks, too, to La Vista for the articles about this honor and about my retirement. And thanks to the Mustang Morning News for including me in a story about retiring staff.

Some of you have asked what’s in store for me in “the next adventure.” I plan to enjoy more travel, more reading, and more time with family and friends.  I also plan to stay active in school library associations and networks to support school libraries, and to keep learning and sharing my learning at school library and educational technology conferences and through Twitter, my personal blog, and other social media. Please follow me on Twitter at @jane_librarian and on my personal blog, “Jane Lofton’s Adventures in School Libraryland,” at It’s been a bit of a challenge keeping two blogs going, but I hope to make my personal blog more active now that I will have just one on which to focus. You can also contact me on my personal email at

And, here’s me ready for the first stop on the “next adventure,” a trip to Scandinavia with my husband next month. The photo was taken with the library’s green screen and the Do Ink Green Screen app. Then, I added the frame and labels with Picmonkey:

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with best wishes,

Jane Lofton

Social Media Story on “Mustang Morning News”

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Mustang Morning News Story on Positive Social Media
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Shot of Students in the Library
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Interviewing your librarian as part of the story.

If you missed the “Mustang Morning News” on Friday, January 14, be sure to check the online version of their “Positive Social Media” story. You will see shots from the Mira Costa HS Library and interviews with with different Mira Costa people who use Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking tools to communicate with students, staff, and parents. Thanks to reporter Brad Baeuchler and photographer Lauren Williams for including the library in a great story.

If you aren’t following the library on Facebook or Twitter yet, please do!

MCHS Library & TLC Featured in La Vista

la vistaMany thanks to La Vista and staff writer Diane Lee for the featuring the Mira Costa Library in the latest issue of the newspaper. You can read the article by picking up a copy of the paper at school, or on La Vista’s website. The article highlights some of the changes to the library this year and my plans for further changes to come. It also highlights our new library-support club – TLC: The Library Club. The library club is now officially chartered by ASB! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 14.

Prezi About Your Librarian

To learn a little more about me, visit the About Your Librarian page and view the embedded Prezi presentation I made about myself. I am also using Prezi for the 9th grade library orientations which are starting this week. Prezi is a fun way to create presentations that allow for great flexibility in the order you move from one image or text item to another. If you are interested in using Prezi and would like help, let me know!