Personal learning goals and info lit

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Sara White (2016) outlines three steps toward setting personal learning goals:

  1. Identifying what most excites you in your current position
  2. Choosing strengths you wish to enhance or gaps you wish to address
  3. Finding ways to meet those goals.

She describes these steps in further detail, and I highly recommend the article, as it speaks to our reasons for seeking and using information.

The Association of College & Research Libraries (2000) mentions defining an information need in its Standards (p. 8).  Its Framework (2015) also refers to information needs (Searching as Strategic Exploration  section, para. 1).

In short the article connects lifelong learning with information literacy.  May you meet your learning goals!


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Chicago, IL: Author.

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2015).  Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website :

White, S. (2016). The power of personal learning goals. Learning Exchange, 32(3),  pp.1, 4.  Retrieved from

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