50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action Diantha Dow Schull

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Published: February 25th 2013

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368 pages


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

50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action by Diantha Dow Schull
February 25th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 368 pages | ISBN: | 8.30 Mb

Adults over the age of 50 constitute some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries. They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests, and information needs of olderMoreAdults over the age of 50 constitute some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries.

They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests, and information needs of older adults have changed dramatically, and Schull s new book offers the keys to reshaping library services for the new generations of active older adults.

A must-read for library educators, library directors, and any information professional working in a community or academic setting, this important bookAnalyzes key societal trends, such as longer lifespans and improved population health, and their implications for libraries work with midlife adultsProfiles Leading-Edge States and Beacon Libraries from across the nation at the forefront of institutional changeDiscusses issues such as creativity, health, financial literacy, life planning, and intergenerational activities from the 50+ perspective, while showing how libraries can position themselves as essential centers for learning, encore careers, and community engagementSpotlights best practices that can be adapted for any setting, including samples of hundreds of projects and proposals that illustrate new approaches to 50+ policies, staffing, programs, services, partnerships, and communicationsThe wisdom and insight contained in this book can help make the library a center for positive aging.



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