Create a participatory learning program tailored for a library or libraries. Be sure to make a conscious choice of audience, do you want this to be a learning experience for users or staff. Since this has an emphasis on infinite learning, consider ways for the program to evolve. How can it be built upon in the future? In what ways could the library continue to support independent learners who wish to expand upon what they learned in your program?
OR Create your own Personal Learning Plan! This is also a great opportunity to be thoughtful about the way you want to ensure you are in the consistent pursuit of knowledge. Will you map out how you plan to participate in professional development?
Creating Learning Experiences for Library Users:
- Breeding, M. (2019). Public Libraries are Teaming Up…Middle Schoolers and Stem Learning Opportunities.
- Stephens, M. (2016) “Library as Classroom” in The Heart of Librarianship, page 126.
- Stephens, M. (2016). “Learning everywhere” in The Heart of Librarianship, page 123.
- Mathews, B. (2013). Curating learning experiences: A future role for librarians?
- Sensory Space at Marsden Library. (2018). Sensory Spaces
- White Plains Public Library Teens (2015). Hour of Code
Staff Professional Development:
- Stephens, M. (2021). “The Strategic, Curious & Skeptical Learner”
- Stephens, M. (2016). “Lessons from Learning 2.0” in The Heart of Librarianship, p. 134
- Rudai 23 (n.d.). A 23 Things Collaboration from Ireland.
Personal Learning Plan: