STEM Collaborations: Partnering with Your Science Teachers


Being at a STEM magnet school, I’ve always strived to bring STEM into our library.  In my recent article for the ISTE Librarians Network newsletter, The Scanner, I go into detail about how I’ve collaborated with our science teachers and created a STEM learning environment in our library.  Check out the article here.

Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog & is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.


  1. Jackie Child : April 4, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Great article…..that’s exactly our role!

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