Making Your Library Epic: Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning

Mon, September 25 2017, 12:00 AM - Fri, October 13 2017, 11:45 PM [CST]


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Event Information

Mon, September 25 2017, 12:00 AM - Fri, October 13 2017, 11:45 PM [CST]

About the Event

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 course, 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 immediately. More Information  

How the course works:

- Material for the upcoming week is posted each Monday.
- Registrants have until the following Monday to work through the material and complete assigned activities.
- Registrants successfully completing the course may request a Certificate of Completion.


Diana Rendina, MLIS, is a media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL. She is the creator of the blog and is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. Diana participates actively in the International Society for Technology in Education Librarians Network, the American Association of School Librarians and the Florida Association for Media in Education. She served on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Committee from 2012 to 2015. She is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award for emerging leaders and the 2015 School Library Journal Build Something Bold Award. She has presented on the Maker Movement at state, national and international conferences, including AASL, FETC and ISTE. Diana shares resources regularly on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @DianaLRendina. She is currently co-authoring a book for ABC-CLIO titled Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace.

Cancellation policy

Space in AASL eAcademy courses is limited to 30 students. Registration cancellations can be made by email, in writing and postmarked or faxed seven days prior to the course. Cancellations will result in a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Please send cancellations to American Association of School Librarians, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; fax to (312) 280-5276; or email

About the Organizer

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. AASL has more than 7,000 members and serves school librarians in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Its mission is to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning.

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