A lifelong learning experience

The Association of College & Research Libraries* and I (Maureen Perry) believe that information literacy involves lifelong learning.  In this spirit I’ll share a recent learning experience .

I have been working with a section of Lewiston-Auburn College’s senior seminar course.  The focus of this particular section is sustainability.  As I heard the students’  fascinating takes on the theme, I thought about what I would choose for a topic, if I were a student in the course.  Now I’m reading more about how libraries–especially academic libraries–can help sustain their respective communities.   This reading will benefit me beyond the particular course.

Obviously I learn a great deal from every student I encounter.  I share this particular example as a call for  us to be explicit about our lifelong learning.  By doing so we can model it.

*Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000).  Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm.