With the advent of modern technologies and the rise of
participatory and active learning pedagogy, the traditional school
library model is no longer as effective as it once was.
Reimagining Library Spaces helps librarians rethink the library
space, including the changing role of technology, showing ways to transform how
students learn in and use these spaces.
Find the guidance you need to make smart and efficient updates to your
library space that encourage the use of technology to improve student
This book includes:
Tips and strategies for transforming your outdated library space on a
How-to’s for addressing the challenges and
opportunities brought about by the changing role of technology, including
collaborative learning labs, makerspaces and ways to support
Practical suggestions for finding ideas to improve your space,
inventory your library and survey your community.
About the Author
Diana Rendina is a media specialist/teacher librarian at Stewart Middle
Magnet School in Tampa, Florida. She has received many awards, including the
2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award and the 2015 American Association of
School Librarians Frances Henne Award for emerging leaders. She’s a frequent
presenter on the maker movement at national and international conferences, and
she blogs at RenovatedLearning.com.
Reimagining Library Spaces is an excellent, thoughtful,
and practical read. I love how each chapter ends with action steps, so that you
have a tangible suggestion for moving forward. It’s a perfect resource for any
school or library media specialist that is considering redesigning the library
space on both the small and large scale level. — Michael Karlin, EdTech