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@DianaLRendina  *  
Making  your  library EPIC
Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning
Diana  Rendina,  MLIS  
Med...
@DianaLRendina  *  
DIANA RENDINA • Media  Specialist  at  
Stewart  Middle  
Magnet  School  in  
Tampa,  FL  since  
201...
@DianaLRendina  *  
WHERE WE
STARTED
The  dark,  
neglected  cave
@DianaLRendina  *  
Stewart  Middle  Magnet  -­‐  2010
@DianaLRendina  *  
Clu=ered,  neglected  spaces
@DianaLRendina  *  
Too  much  furniture,  weird  layouts
@DianaLRendina  *  
Heavy  tables,  and  too  many
@DianaLRendina  *  
The  only  STEM  in  our  library
@DianaLRendina  *  
Problems  the  space  created
MeeQng  setups  
cluRered  space
@DianaLRendina  *  
Problems  the  space  created
Safety  
hazards
@DianaLRendina  *  
Problems  the  space  created
No  access  to  
these  books  
during  book  fairs
@DianaLRendina  *  
Problems  the  space  created
CluRer,  fire  hazards  
during  special  events
@DianaLRendina  *  
TRANSFORMATION
From  “Dark  Cave”  to  
“Vibrant  Maker  Hub”
@DianaLRendina  *  
Our  Makerspace  was  the  spark…
@DianaLRendina  *  
Before…
@DianaLRendina  *  
The  transformaMon  of  2014…
@DianaLRendina  *  
The  transformaMon  of  2014…
@DianaLRendina  *  
Before…
@DianaLRendina  *  
The  transformaMon  of  2014…
@DianaLRendina  *  
Before…
@DianaLRendina  *  
Reading  nooks…
@DianaLRendina  *  
TRANSFORMATION
How  did  we  fund  it?
@DianaLRendina  *  
LOWES TOOLBOX GRANT
@DianaLRendina  *  
LOWES TOOLBOX GRANT
@DianaLRendina  *  
LOWES TOOLBOX GRANT
@DianaLRendina  *  
DONORSCHOOSE: LEGO  Wall
@DianaLRendina  *  
DONORSCHOOSE: Hokki  Stools
@DianaLRendina  *  
DONORSCHOOSE: Whiteboard  Wall
@DianaLRendina  *  
SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR
@DianaLRendina  *  
SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR
@DianaLRendina  *  
DISCRETIONARY FUNDS
@DianaLRendina  *  
GARAGE SALE
$20!
@DianaLRendina  *  
LEARNING SPACE
DESIGN THEORY
AcMve  Learning  Spaces
@DianaLRendina  *  
SMALL GROUP AREAS
Discussion,  brainstorming
@DianaLRendina  *  
LARGE GROUP AREAS
Whole  class  instrucMon,  presentaMons
@DianaLRendina  *  
COMMUNITY AREA
Special  events,  parent  meeMngs,  etc
@DianaLRendina  *  
TECHNOLOGY-RICH AREAS
Online  research,  media  producMon
@DianaLRendina  *  
QUIET, SOLITARY AREAS
Reading,  wriMng,  reflecMon
@DianaLRendina  *  
MAKERSPACES
Access  to  hands-­‐on  materials
@DianaLRendina  *  
TIPS &
TRICKS: Advice  for  
Rethinking  
your  space
@DianaLRendina  *  
VISIT OTHER SPACES
Public  Library
@DianaLRendina  *  
VISIT OTHER SPACES
Museums
@DianaLRendina  *  
VISIT OTHER SPACES
Other  schools
@DianaLRendina  *  
VISIT OTHER SPACES
InspiraMon  can  be  anywhere
@DianaLRendina  *  
GET FRESH EYES
Have  a  visitor  criMque  your  space
@DianaLRendina  *  
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Study  Learning  Space  Design
@DianaLRendina  *  
DRAW UP YOUR LAYOUT
Plan  like  an  architect
@DianaLRendina  *  
GET PINSPIRED!
Create  a  virtual  pinboard  of  ideas
@DianaLRendina  *  
EASY CHANGES
You  can  make  TODAY
(with  no  $$)
@DianaLRendina  *  
LESS IS MORE
Weed  your  collecMon  &  your  furniture
@DianaLRendina  *  
MAKE SOME WALL SPACE
Take  down  shelves  you  don’t  need
@DianaLRendina  *  
PLAY HOUSE
Rearrange  your  furniture
@DianaLRendina  *  
GET CREATIVE
Garage  sales,  IKEA,  district  warehouse
@DianaLRendina  *  
SMALL INVESTMENTS
Paint,  music,  indoor  plants,  etc.
NEVER STOP DREAMING
Change  won’t  happen  if  
you  just  sit  sMll
@DianaLRendina  *  
@DianaLRendina  *   Resources:  
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Making Your Library Epic: Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning

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School libraries are no longer the quiet dusty rooms where students sit at heavy wooden tables and read silently. We’re using modern technology and teaching strategies – now we need to update our spaces to match. In this session, attendees will get ideas and inspiration for transforming the physical space of their libraries to make them innovative, student-friendly learning environments. Learn how to apply educational design theory to renovate your library no matter what your budget is. Learn strategies for changing up your space that you can apply as soon as you get back.

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Making Your Library Epic: Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning

  1. 1. @DianaLRendina  *   Making  your  library EPIC Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning Diana  Rendina,  MLIS   Media  Specialist,  Speaker,  Writer   @DianaLRendina   RenovatedLearning.com  
  2. 2. @DianaLRendina  *   DIANA RENDINA • Media  Specialist  at   Stewart  Middle   Magnet  School  in   Tampa,  FL  since   2010   • Blogger  @   RenovatedLearning   &  AASL  Knowledge   Quest   • Presenter  at  FAME,   FETC,  ISTE   • Writer  -­‐  book   coming  soon  :)
  3. 3. @DianaLRendina  *   WHERE WE STARTED The  dark,   neglected  cave
  4. 4. @DianaLRendina  *   Stewart  Middle  Magnet  -­‐  2010
  5. 5. @DianaLRendina  *   Clu=ered,  neglected  spaces
  6. 6. @DianaLRendina  *   Too  much  furniture,  weird  layouts
  7. 7. @DianaLRendina  *   Heavy  tables,  and  too  many
  8. 8. @DianaLRendina  *   The  only  STEM  in  our  library
  9. 9. @DianaLRendina  *   Problems  the  space  created MeeQng  setups   cluRered  space
  10. 10. @DianaLRendina  *   Problems  the  space  created Safety   hazards
  11. 11. @DianaLRendina  *   Problems  the  space  created No  access  to   these  books   during  book  fairs
  12. 12. @DianaLRendina  *   Problems  the  space  created CluRer,  fire  hazards   during  special  events
  13. 13. @DianaLRendina  *   TRANSFORMATION From  “Dark  Cave”  to   “Vibrant  Maker  Hub”
  14. 14. @DianaLRendina  *   Our  Makerspace  was  the  spark…
  15. 15. @DianaLRendina  *   Before…
  16. 16. @DianaLRendina  *   The  transformaMon  of  2014…
  17. 17. @DianaLRendina  *   The  transformaMon  of  2014…
  18. 18. @DianaLRendina  *   Before…
  19. 19. @DianaLRendina  *   The  transformaMon  of  2014…
  20. 20. @DianaLRendina  *   Before…
  21. 21. @DianaLRendina  *   Reading  nooks…
  22. 22. @DianaLRendina  *   TRANSFORMATION How  did  we  fund  it?
  23. 23. @DianaLRendina  *   LOWES TOOLBOX GRANT
  24. 24. @DianaLRendina  *   LOWES TOOLBOX GRANT
  25. 25. @DianaLRendina  *   LOWES TOOLBOX GRANT
  26. 26. @DianaLRendina  *   DONORSCHOOSE: LEGO  Wall
  27. 27. @DianaLRendina  *   DONORSCHOOSE: Hokki  Stools
  28. 28. @DianaLRendina  *   DONORSCHOOSE: Whiteboard  Wall
  29. 29. @DianaLRendina  *   SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR
  30. 30. @DianaLRendina  *   SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR
  31. 31. @DianaLRendina  *   DISCRETIONARY FUNDS
  32. 32. @DianaLRendina  *   GARAGE SALE $20!
  33. 33. @DianaLRendina  *   LEARNING SPACE DESIGN THEORY AcMve  Learning  Spaces
  34. 34. @DianaLRendina  *   SMALL GROUP AREAS Discussion,  brainstorming
  35. 35. @DianaLRendina  *   LARGE GROUP AREAS Whole  class  instrucMon,  presentaMons
  36. 36. @DianaLRendina  *   COMMUNITY AREA Special  events,  parent  meeMngs,  etc
  37. 37. @DianaLRendina  *   TECHNOLOGY-RICH AREAS Online  research,  media  producMon
  38. 38. @DianaLRendina  *   QUIET, SOLITARY AREAS Reading,  wriMng,  reflecMon
  39. 39. @DianaLRendina  *   MAKERSPACES Access  to  hands-­‐on  materials
  40. 40. @DianaLRendina  *   TIPS & TRICKS: Advice  for   Rethinking   your  space
  41. 41. @DianaLRendina  *   VISIT OTHER SPACES Public  Library
  42. 42. @DianaLRendina  *   VISIT OTHER SPACES Museums
  43. 43. @DianaLRendina  *   VISIT OTHER SPACES Other  schools
  44. 44. @DianaLRendina  *   VISIT OTHER SPACES InspiraMon  can  be  anywhere
  45. 45. @DianaLRendina  *   GET FRESH EYES Have  a  visitor  criMque  your  space
  46. 46. @DianaLRendina  *   DO YOUR RESEARCH Study  Learning  Space  Design
  47. 47. @DianaLRendina  *   DRAW UP YOUR LAYOUT Plan  like  an  architect
  48. 48. @DianaLRendina  *   GET PINSPIRED! Create  a  virtual  pinboard  of  ideas
  49. 49. @DianaLRendina  *   EASY CHANGES You  can  make  TODAY (with  no  $$)
  50. 50. @DianaLRendina  *   LESS IS MORE Weed  your  collecMon  &  your  furniture
  51. 51. @DianaLRendina  *   MAKE SOME WALL SPACE Take  down  shelves  you  don’t  need
  52. 52. @DianaLRendina  *   PLAY HOUSE Rearrange  your  furniture
  53. 53. @DianaLRendina  *   GET CREATIVE Garage  sales,  IKEA,  district  warehouse
  54. 54. @DianaLRendina  *   SMALL INVESTMENTS Paint,  music,  indoor  plants,  etc.
  55. 55. NEVER STOP DREAMING Change  won’t  happen  if   you  just  sit  sMll
  56. 56. @DianaLRendina  *  
  57. 57. @DianaLRendina  *   Resources:  

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