We place a big emphasis on the importance of being a learning profession.
We know how important it is to be open-minded, and ready to listen to others, given how much we can gain from their insights, experience and knowledge.
But of course learning – most of the time at least – needs to be accompanied by implementation.
For example, participating in a conference is a great experience, but only has maximum impact if we can think about how we can take what we have gained, and turn it into something on the ground.
This isn’t always easy. Lessons learned can be easily forgotten if not applied, or we set ourselves goals which are unrealistic and end up having to give up.
Putting newly-gained ideas and abilities to work is not a given!
So for our 98th 10-Minute International Librarian exercise, make a plan to implement something you’ve learned.
Is it a specific skill or technique, or rather a broader way of doing things, or even an attitude. It doesn’t need to be anything directly professional either – maybe it’s way of relaxing or changing your mindset!
What opportunities do you have to apply it? What is reasonable, given all your other work? How can you do it in a way that isn’t going to be too hard, or mean that there’s a big risk of failure?
Let us know about examples of how you’ve implemented something you’ve learned in the comments below.
This idea relates to the IFLA Strategy! Key Initiative 3.4: Provide targeted learning and professional development.