Services for Older Adults

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Tips for Providing Quality Services for Older Adults

"The Elderly" isn't the audience we need to work on the most, it is attracting the Baby Boomers who are never going to admit to being elderly... ever! Try mature adults, older adults, senior adults, adults with experience....


Americans for Libraries Council (2006) "Designs for change : libraries and productive aging : report on the National Library Leaders Forum"

R. Honnold and S.A. Mesaros (2004) "Serving Seniors: a How To Do It Manual for Librarians" Take a look for a collection of services and programs for older adults provided by libraries across the US and Canada.

M. Joseph (2006) "Active, engaged, valued: Older People and NSW Public Libraries" This paper seeks to identify trends, current research, stakeholders and to make recommendations to support strategic planning within the NSW public library network.[Australia]

B.T. Mates (2003) "5-star programming and services for your 55+ library customers"

"Serving Seniors: A Resource Manual for Missouri Libraries"

Blogs/Websites to Watch

Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

Library 2.0 Services to Older Adults - Best Practices

"Senior Friendly Libraries: Resources and discussion about library services to older adults" "The purpose of this blog is to provide resources for librarians including: research on aging as it influences library services, library research on "older adults", incorporating Library 2.0 features for "older adults", and examples of successful "older adult" library services and programs. In addition, I hope to make librarians aware of the need to market services to older adults in their community"