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 learning. This book includes: tips and strategies for transforming your outdated library space on a small budget; how-to's for addressing the challenges and opportunities brought about by the changing role of technology, including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 BYOD; and 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.