Author Archives: Diana Rendina



Diana Rendina

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 RenovatedLearning.com & 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.

Embrace Creativity
Learning Spaces, Makerspaces

Embrace Creativity

(Post inspired by this TED Talk) My crazy, creative childhood shaped who I am I was a pretty creative and quirky kid. My parents tended to give me a lot...

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January 31, 2014
Let me know how you like it
Libraries

Let me know how you like it

When you say these eight simple words are said to a student, amazing things can happen. Empowerment This simple phrase empowers students. It shows them that you value their opinions....

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January 24, 2014
Card Catalog Reimagined
Libraries

Card Catalog Reimagined

Ah, the lowly card catalog.  Once an essential element of libraries, now a thing of the past thanks to the internet.  But if your library is like mine, you still...

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January 15, 2014
Tech Tuesday: My First Twitter Chat
Professional Growth

Tech Tuesday: My First Twitter Chat

I’ve been hearing so much about the value of Twitter chats for professional development ever since I joined Twitter professionally in August .  But I had always been too intimidated and/or...

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January 14, 2014
FAME 2013 Conference
Professional Growth

FAME 2013 Conference

Just before Thanksgiving break, I attended my state’s media specialists conference, FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education).  It was an amazing, enlightening experience.  I got to mingle and network...

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December 20, 2013
Professional Growth

Meeting authors at FAME

I recently went to the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) conference in Orlando.  I got lots of great ideas for improving media center programs and starting some new...

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November 16, 2012
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