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Serving Seniors: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians
RoseMary Honnold and Saralyn A. Mesaros
Item Number: 978-1-55570-482-7
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $72.00
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150 pages
8.5 x 11
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-482-7
Year Published: 2004

Here's a handbook for planning and delivering innovative library services to one of today's fastest growing demographic groups: older adults. Chapters cover: collection building for seniors (including large print materials, audio books, program kits, and assistive technologies); discussion groups and coffee clubs; and programming. The authors provide practical guidance on partnering with other agencies; mixing seniors and youth for reading and storytimes as well as for computer-based activities. Programs covered include book and film discussion groups and topics ranging from cooking to travel to games and historical eras. You’ll also find step-by-step guidance for implementing Internet services to seniors, volunteer programs, outreach and homebound services, and services to residential facilities. A special section lists print and on-line sources for tips from other librarians reaching out to an aging population. Honnold and Mesaros show how to revitalize your library’s services to seniors with this comprehensive how-to manual.


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