Bringing Technology and Arts Programming to Senior Adults

A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session

PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand logoWhen you think of STEAM programming, does your mind jump to tweens programming robots, or do you envision seniors walking down memory lane with the help of virtual reality? This panel will help broaden your idea of both senior programming and STEAM outreach. Participants will hear about innovative senior programming, including augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) programming in memory care units, robotics programs in assisted living centers, and “reverse outreach” programs bringing in seniors for art and music programs.

Originally presented as part of the PLA 2020 Virtual Conference on February 27, 2020.

The recording of this session is closed captioned in U.S. English.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand session, participants will be able to:

  • Justify the use of STEAM activities in senior programming;
  • Identify specific STEAM activities suited to the interests and needs of seniors in your community; and
  • Design and implement engaging programs to increase seniors’ engagement and understanding of STEAM topics.

Who Should Attend

This on-demand session is intended for those with some previous knowledge of the topic.

Speakers

Rebekah Lynam is a branch manager with Pioneer Library System. As the coordinator of PLS’s internal leadership class for the past two years, Lynam has worked to expand the involvement of participants and graduates in strategy and vision. Lynam has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from disaster preparedness to image restoration strategies following crisis and is a graduate of the MPLA Leadership Institute.

Ashley Nixon-Amador is currently the information services manager at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library. She graduated with her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma in May 2014 and is a Gates Millenium Scholar Alumni. She has worked for Pioneer Library System since 2015.

Jessica Givens is the information services manager at the Moore branch of the Pioneer Library System, and has worked closely with local senior centers to provide services to seniors. She has worked in libraries for sixteen years, both academic and public, including access services, cataloging, and reference. She graduated with her MLIS from UCLA in 2009.

Registration

Cost

Individual – PLA Personal Member $33.00
Individual – ALA Personal Member/Nonmember $49.00
Group* $199.00

 

* Group rate is for single library access, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

How to Register

Please note: As ALA transitions to a new, centralized eLearning site, this on-demand webinar is temporarily unavailable for one-click purchase via the ALA Store. If you’d like to purchase this on-demand webinar, please contact PLA at plawebinars@ala.org.

If you will be viewing alone or with one other viewer, please purchase at the individual rate. If you plan on viewing this on-demand webinar with a group of 3 or more people, please purchase at the group rate. Group access is for a single library, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

The purchase of an on-demand webinar includes instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

On-demand webinar are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Neither individual nor group purchase includes permission to rebroadcast or redistribute this webinar. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tech Requirements

To playback an archived webinar you should have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. Please use the most up-to-date version available of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, CEUs, or certificates of attendance/completion/participation for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).