Create Impactful Library Services for Older Adults

Let’s face it, we all want to age well. Libraries are a community focal point with capacity to strategically facilitate, coordinate and partner with other organizations to educate, empower and engage older adults.

Libraries and Aging 101: Educate, Engage and Empower Mature Adults

In this four-week course which begins on Monday, May 6, 2019, librarian and gerontologist Fatima Perkins shares data-driven strategies that will help you assess the needs of the older population in your community and create impactful programs and services.

Each week will target a different aspect of services for this population and provide an opportunity for discussion with the instructor and other students. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to develop a “signature” program or service for a mature audience with at least one outcome measure.

By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of national, state and local demographic changes and how these changes impact library service
  • Increase your ability to identify and address the needs of mature audiences; and
  • Enhance your collaborative capacity to improve program development and effectiveness

This course is sponsored by the Reference Services Section (RSS)

For registration and more information visit: http://www.ala.org/rusa/libraries-and-aging-101-educate-engage-and-empower-mature-adults

 

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