After Teen Services: Library Programming and Outreach for the New Adult

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Course Details
Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Geared toward public services and programming staff in both public and academic libraries.
Course Description

According to the Pew Research Center’s 2015 Libraries at the Crossroads Report, 52% of people between the ages of 16 and 29 visited a bookmobile or library within the past year. However, libraries often omit this new adult population from dedicated programming and outreach.

During this two-hour session, we will identify services and programming initiatives created with these new adults’ needs and interests in mind, comparing such programs to separate teen and adult initiatives. We will also design outreach plans directed to new adults in public and academic libraries.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Define new adult
  • Compare the needs of the new adult population with teens and adults
  • Identify programs for the new adult population
  • Design outreach plans for the new adult population
Homework Expectations
  • This course requires individual participation and homework assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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