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Senior Spaces: Creating Your Library as a Place for Older Adults

November 15, 2010
Short Title
Senior Spaces: Creating Your Library as a Place for Older Adults
Summary

Serve the growing senior population with these examples of senior spaces that you can re-create in your library. 

Description

Libraries (big and small) from New Jersey to California have begun to develop “spaces” to be focal points of service to seniors of all ages. Like children’s rooms and teen spaces, these areas in the Library make older adults feel welcome, engaged, and involved! How can you and your library develop a space? What do some of these spaces look like? How can these spaces be the center of new library programs for older adults? What have we learned from Libraries that have already developed spaces? And, especially what if I have no space—what can I do?

This webinar is the third in a three-part series presented by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission about serving older adults in the library.

To view this webinar, copy and paste the hyperlink into a Firefox or Internet Explorer browser. 

 

Recorded on
11/16/2010
Duration
1 hour, 30 minutes
Presenters

 Allan M. Kleiman, chair, Library Service to an Aging Population Committee

For over 30 years, Allan M. Kleiman has shared his expertise as a practicing librarian, author, consultant, library school instructor, and frequent workshop leader in the areas of library services to older adults, collection development, diversity, and technology. He is the recipient of the Margaret Monroe Award in Adult Services from the American Library Association and is past Chair and member of its Library Service to an Aging Population Committee. He was only one of four official delegates to the White House Conference on Aging in 2005. His recent collection development article on “The New Retirees” appeared in the July 2010 issue of Library Journal.

To view this webinar, copy and paste the hyperlink into a Firefox or Internet Explorer browser. 

Cost
Free
Library Type
Public
Audience
Adult
Older Adults / Seniors
Job Functions
Resources and Program Starters
Space / Facilities