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

By Diantha Dow Schull

Adults over the age of fifty represent the most engaged and widespread clients of public libraries. they could even be the main misunderstood. As child Boomers proceed to swell their ranks, the habit, pursuits, and data wishes of older adults have replaced dramatically, and Schull s new publication bargains the keys to reshaping library companies for the hot generations of lively older adults. A must-read for library educators, library administrators, and any info specialist operating in a group or educational atmosphere, this crucial book

  • Analyzes key societal developments, resembling longer lifespans and more desirable inhabitants well-being, and their implications for libraries paintings with midlife adults
  • Profiles modern States and Beacon Libraries from around the state on the vanguard of institutional change
  • Discusses concerns equivalent to creativity, healthiness, monetary literacy, existence making plans, and intergenerational actions from the 50+ standpoint, whereas displaying how libraries can place themselves as crucial facilities for studying, encore careers, and neighborhood engagement
  • Spotlights most sensible practices that may be tailored for any environment, together with samples of 1000's of tasks and recommendations that illustrate new techniques to 50+ guidelines, staffing, courses, companies, partnerships, and communications

The knowledge and perception contained during this booklet may help make the library a middle for confident getting older.

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With the blessing of library leaders, new sources of support, and positive responses from their patrons, many imaginative librarians are working toward change. They are testing new approaches to programs, projects, staffing, collections, communications, and partnerships. Some are even revising long-range plans or reshuffling priorities to incorporate goals for meeting the needs of, and working with, midlife adults. In fact, so many libraries are engaged in this process of change that they represent a new movement, a movement affecting the scope, organization, and content of services and programs for midlife and other active older adults.

Our goal is to help libraries better serve and engage midlife adults by positioning libraries as catalysts, resources, meeting places, and partners in creating opportunities for midlife adults to learn, teach, lead, build skills, re-career, and become civically-engaged. 2 Notes 1. html. 2. xhtml. 7% Trend: According to the Office of the Governor, by 2020 a quarter of Arizona’s population will be over 60. The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (ASLAPR) has carried out a sustained effort over eight years to promote development of library services and programs responsive to the needs and potential contributions of Arizona’s midlife adults.

For the next eighteen years, 10,000 more boomers will reach that age each day. S. population will be 65 or over, and a much higher percentage will be 50+. By sheer numbers alone boomers will play an increasingly dominant role in American society, affecting every aspect of life, from family relationships and housing design to workplace policies and the operations of local institutions. The impact of boomers is already visible in many sectors, such as retail marketing, financial services, and higher education.

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