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This Old Library: How to Revamp, Reimagine and Revitalize Your Library

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Many of us work in school libraries that were built in the 20th century. Our collections are a hodge-podge of different collection development strategies (or lack thereof) over the decades. Whether you’re taking over a new-to-you library program or you’ve been at your school for years, there are probably neglected spaces you would like to spruce up, programs you would like to create and new books that need to be added. It can be overwhelming to try to figure out where to get started. In this session, you’ll learn strategies for tackling that weeding project, improving usability in your space, changing up your furniture, building collaboration with teachers and more. No matter your grade level, years of experience or the age of your library space, you will come away from this session excited to reimagine your library.

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This Old Library: How to Revamp, Reimagine and Revitalize Your Library

  1. 1. THIS OLD LIBRARY How to Revamp, Revitalize and Reimagine Your Library Diana Rendina, MLIS Media Specialist, Speaker, Writer @DianaLRendina RenovatedLearning.com
  2. 2. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DIANA RENDINA, MLIS • Media Specialist at Tampa Preparatory, 6-12 independent school • Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL from 2010-2017 • Blogger @ RenovatedLearning • 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Portrait by Kimberly Yau
  3. 3. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WHO IS THIS PRESENTATION FOR? • Librarians in their 1st year at a new-to-them school • Librarians taking over from a previous librarian who had been at the school for decades • Librarians in older school buildings and/or working with older collections • Anyone looking to get some fresh ideas for their library space and improve their overall program
  4. 4. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com About Stewart • Public STEM Magnet Middle School • Hillsborough County Public Schools (8th largest district in USA) • Grades 6-8 • Urban location near downtown Tampa • Title 1 - 75% of students on free or reduced lunch • Original building opened in 1956 as segregated high school • The library is in the original building’s cafeteria
  5. 5. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com STEWART CIRCA 2010
  6. 6. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com BEFORE…
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  8. 8. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com BEFORE…
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  10. 10. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com ABOUT TAMPA PREP • Independent 6-12 co-ed college prep school founded in downtown Tampa in 1974 • 675 students • 1:1 iPad, Active Learning Environments, Apple Distinguished School • Current building was constructed in 2002 • Library was partially renovated in 2016 • Previous librarian had been there 20+ years
  11. 11. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com TAMPA PREPARATORY SCHOOL
  12. 12. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com Study hall space
  13. 13. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com Special events
  14. 14. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com The IDEAlab
  15. 15. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com Maker Mondays
  16. 16. WHERE IN THE WORLD DO WE EVEN START?
  17. 17. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WRITE IT DOWN Policies & Procedures Manual
  18. 18. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com OBSERVE How is space used? Perception?
  19. 19. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com INQUIRE Talk to students, teachers, admin
  20. 20. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SMALL CHANGES SLOWLY
  21. 21. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DREAM Brainstorm Future Ideas
  22. 22. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com FIND YOUR FOCUS AREAS • Weeding • Collection Development • The Physical Space • Collaboration & Programs
  23. 23. WEEDING YOUR COLLECTION
  24. 24. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com OBSERVE Curriculum, circulation
  25. 25. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WE ARE NOT ARCHIVES
  26. 26. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WEED BY THE NUMBERS Aged, Out of Date
  27. 27. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WEED BY THE NUMBERS Inaccurate Information
  28. 28. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WEED BY THE NUMBERS Duplicates
  29. 29. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WEED BY THE NUMBERS Circulation Data
  30. 30. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com JUST WEED IT! Cover art - will today’s student read this?
  31. 31. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com TAKE IT SLOW, REMOVE QUIETLY
  32. 32. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
  33. 33. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com FIND YOUR CRITICAL NEEDS
  34. 34. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS
  35. 35. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com GIVE ‘EM WHAT THEY WANT
  36. 36. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CAN THEY EVEN FIND YOUR BOOKS?
  37. 37. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com GENREFICATION
  38. 38. What is something you could do this school year to improve your collection?
  39. 39. THE PHYSICAL SPACE
  40. 40. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DOCUMENT THE PROBLEMS
  41. 41. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com NOTE SAFETY HAZARDS
  42. 42. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com FRAME CONCERNS W/STUDENTS 1ST
  43. 43. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com PLAY HOUSE Rearrange your furniture
  44. 44. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com LESS IS MORE Weed your collec@on & your furniture
  45. 45. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MAKE SOME WALL/FLOOR SPACE Take down shelves you don’t need
  46. 46. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com GET CREATIVE Garage sales, IKEA, district warehouse
  47. 47. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DRAW UP YOUR LAYOUT Get the big picture view
  48. 48. What is one small change you could make next week to improve your library space?
  49. 49. COLLABORATION
  50. 50. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com FIND YOUR PARTNERS Who do you work well with?
  51. 51. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com BUILD SLOWLY Set a goal for collabora@ons
  52. 52. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com OFFER TO HELP Grade a rubric? Meet a standard?
  53. 53. PROGRAMS
  54. 54. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com EVALUATE EXISITING Con@nue or not?
  55. 55. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WORK WITH PASSIONS Yours and your students
  56. 56. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL It’ll be okay
  57. 57. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com STATE, NATIONAL, DISTRICT Structures and themes
  58. 58. What’s a program/collaboration you’d like to start this year? Decide on the first step to make it happen.
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  60. 60. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.comResources: h>p://renovatedlearning.com/presentaAons/ Presentation resources

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