Create Impactful Library Services for Older Adults

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/02/2019

Contact:

Ninah Moore

Training & Events Coordinator

RUSA

(312) 280-4398

nmoore@ala.org

Many communities are home to an aging population. Libraries are a community focal point with capacity to strategically facilitate, coordinate and partner with other organizations and these libraries need to be able to educate, empower and engage older adults.  

Learn directly as librarian and gerontologist Fatima Perkins shares data-driven strategies that will help you assess the needs of the older population in your community and create impactful programs and services in this four-week course titled "Libraries and Aging 101: Educate, Engage and Empower Mature Adults" starting on Monday, May 6, 2019. 

Each week will target a different aspect of services for this population and provide an opportunity for discussion with the instructor and other students. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to develop a "signature" program or services for a mature audience with at least one outcome measure. 

Students will be assigned a program mentor upon request. This will be someone in the field (library or gerontology) that can assist you with developing a program/service for a mature audience.

By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of national, state and local demographic changes and how these changes impact library service;
  • Increase your ability to identify and address the needs of mature audiences; and
  • Enhance your collaborative capacity to improve program development and effectiveness

Benefits of Participating in eLearning from RUSA:

  • Learn directly from subject matter experts and gain essential skills for your professional growth
  • Your purchase helps fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals
  • You help support RUSA, which is a leading advocate group for library resources and information services and collections. 

Visit here for more information and to register!!