The library is a learning commons – we learn from our students

Our library houses our book and magazine collection and electronic resources, but, without a doubt, people are our most valued resource. We like to think that we provide a positive learning environment here for our students, and we watch them learn from and with each other in the library. Our students are a wonderful resource to us also, and we often look for experts who can help us or help other students with a variety of things.

The value of technologies in a learning context is often their ability to connect us to people. Using social media with this intent will lead to the most valuable and satisfying kind of learning. People are our greatest resource.

Recently I found a comic I couldn’t understand so I stuck it on our “Learning Commons” common (whiteboard) hoping that a student might be able to help me. In this case, it was a student who pointed a teacher in the direction of a book.

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