Infinite Learning: Professional Learning Experiences


“We are born to learn, but somewhere along the way many of us pick up the idea that we must be taught in order to learn. We think that if someone doesn’t stand up in front of us and talk to us with either a chalkboard or PowerPoint slides, we cannot learn. We must regain our sense of wonder and our desire to learn.”   — R.Tennant, “Strategies for Keeping Current,” Library Journal, 9/15/2003, p.28. This sentiment still holds true!

This module explores professional learning experiences for librarians and highlights some research on Learning 2.o, 23 Mobile Things, the #hyperlib MOOC, and more.

Lecture Recording

Things to Read

  • Stephens, M. (2019). “PLEs & ALA” in Wholehearted Librarianship, p. 55
  • Stephens, M. (2019). “Personal, Actionable, Accessible” in Wholehearted Librarianship, p. 44
  • Stephens, M. (2016). “Learning to Learn” in The Heart of Librarianship, p. 140
  • Stephens, M. (2019). “What’s Next” in Wholehearted Librarianship, p. 53
  • Stephens, M. (2019). “Formula for Success” in Wholehearted Librarianship, p. 30
  • Stephens, M. (2016). “Lessons from Learning 2.0” in The Heart of Librarianship, p. 134
  • Pewhairangi, S. (2016). Library as a Classroom for Library Staff.
  • Simon, K. (2020). “Emotional Labor, Stressors, and Librarians Who Work with the Public”

Things to View

Things to Explore