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 She was a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest from 2015-2018. 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.

My FETC 14 Experience
Professional Growth

My FETC 14 Experience

Back in January, I enjoyed the amazing privilege of going to FETC in Orlando. I have attended FETC twice before, once where I went to a few sessions, once where...

February 26, 2014
Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps

Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps

Taking Baby Steps Towards Starting a Makerspace As you know if you’ve been following my blog and Twitter account, I’m a bit obsessed lately with the concept of Makerspaces in...

February 04, 2014
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...

January 31, 2014