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Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget

Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget

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This inspiring book invites librarians to rethink the library space and embrace the changing role of technology, with suggestions on how to transform how students learn in and use these spaces.

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. Now more than ever, it is vital to cultivate and transform these spaces to create positive learning experiences for students.

Reimagining Library Spaces addresses these realities, offering 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  • Tips and strategies for transforming your outdated library space on a small budget.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.
  • Practical suggestions for finding ideas to improve your space, inventory your library and survey your community.

Amazing things can happen when school librarians are willing to take the risks and the initiative to reimagine their library spaces with their students' success in mind. In this book, you'll go on a journey to reimagine your space so you can make it the best possible library for your students.

Audience: K-12 school librarians, administrators, district leaders

Author: Diana Rendina
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Educa
Published: 10/15/2017
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781564843913

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 01/01/2018

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

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