Imagine having unlimited resources for developing information literacy and lifelong learning opportunities in your library or in partnership with others. That’s right…just imagine! Oftentimes, librarians protest that the primary obstacle to developing that great idea, program, or service is a lack of funding, staff or some other needed resource. While this is certainly a genuine concern, what if those barriers were removed and the only things required for success were a bit of ingenuity, motivation, and collaboration?
Can public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries collaborate to promote information literacy and lifelong learning? Lifelong learning is not confined to childhood or the classroom, but takes place throughout a range of situations in life including the workplace. How do libraries of all kinds best engage with their communities and make creative partnerships to meet the challenges?
High school teacher-librarians face increasing challenges in preparing their students for college success. The dire need for librarians in California K-12 schools makes these challenges all the more difficult. College and university librarians also face increasing challenges in helping new students adjust and learn how to learn for scholarly research needs and lifelong learning.