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How have you been using what you learned? - tracy.l.cook - 11-26-2019


It's hard to believe that it has been almost two months since the Regional RIPL event in Billings, MT.  It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day when you return to work. We've all been in that situation, but I found that there was something about the design of RIPL that encouraged me to find a way to use what I learned.  Have you found yourself using some of what you learned at RIPL?  If so, what?

I will share that when I first returned from the 2016 RIPL conference I began thinking about my desired outcomes in a much more critical way.  I won't say that writing the outcomes was easy.  I'm still learning how to write a realistic outcome statement, but the process of thinking about what I wanted to achieve with a particular project was really helpful.  It helped me plan and implement activities that gave me a better chance of achieving success.  Even if I still struggle with finding the right language, the critical thinking part of defining the desired end at the beginning of a project has become a part of (almost) everything I do.  I'm starting to see it improve my work and help me achieve the outcomes I want.

Have you found a way to use what you learned at RIPL?  Please share it here.

-Take care,

Tracy Cook
Montana State Library