Excellence in Library Services to Older Adults

Accordidng to a 2020 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, "there's been a rapid increase in the size of the 65-and-older population, which grew by over a third since 2010. No other age group saw such a fast increase." Older adults are often a driving force behind support and participation with the public library; as a result, librarians often design their programs and services with older adults in mind.
 

In this course, we will identify what older adults want from their local library. We will compile a list of program and resources for older adults. Finally, we will discuss possible challenges inherent in serving older adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify needs of older adults
  • Develop program ideas for adults
  • List possible challenges inherent in serving older adults

Target Audience:
Everyone

Prerequisites:
None

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Erin Gray - gray@amigos.org

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 2

April 15, 2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
Email:

Amigos Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 155.00