50+ Library Services. Innovation in Action by Diantha Dow Schull

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By Diantha Dow Schull

Some of the main engaged and common clients of public libraries are over the age of fifty. they might even be the main misunderstood. As child Boomers proceed to swell their ranks, the habit, pursuits, and data wishes of this demographic have replaced dramatically, and Schull's new ebook deals the keys to reshaping library providers for the hot generations of energetic older adults. A must-read for library educators, library administrators, and any details expert operating in a neighborhood environment, this crucial book:

  • Analyzes key societal tendencies, similar to longer lifespans and better inhabitants overall healthiness, and their implications for libraries' paintings with this demographic
  • Profiles modern States and Beacon Libraries from around the state on the vanguard of institutional change

  • Discusses concerns comparable to creativity, healthiness, monetary literacy, lifestyles making plans, and intergenerational actions from the 50+ standpoint, whereas displaying how libraries can position...
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    With an economic turnaround the momentum that has started should pick up and move forward again. The Problem of Language In addition to the challenges outlined above, librarians seeking to expand their work with midlife adults face another kind of challenge: the problem of language. The pace of demographic change and the unanticipated phenomenon of bonus years in the middle of the lifespan have left librarians without a consensus on the appropriate terms for 50+ or midlife adults. Should they be considered younger seniors?

    ASLAPR’s professional development and funding initiatives, started in 2003 and continuing today, have complemented and extended other projects to improve opportunities for midlife adults in many Arizona institutions. Key components of ASLAPR’s midlife adult initiatives include the following: Leadership. ASLAPR participated in the Maricopa County Commission on Productive Aging (2003) and the Life Options Libraries Training Institute (2004) funded by the Virginia G. 1 ASLAPR was a key collaborator in the design and implementation of these activities, both of which helped stimulate subsequent changes in Arizona libraries’ approaches to older adult services.

    Each chapter includes an introductory discussion of trends in that subject area and the implications for libraries and profiles of exemplary or unusual programs or projects. Some projects are described in depth, others are listed “In-Brief” in order to capture the range and type of activities in the field. The main profiles all include an overview statement about the activity and its significance, goals, partners, features, and funding sources. Only a handful of the profiles include information on impacts or outcomes.

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