Pauline Rothstein has a Ph.D. from Fordham University,and an M.L.S. from Pratt. She has had a long career as a practicing librarian in special and academic libraries, specifically as Dean of the Library for Ramapo College and librarian for the Russell Sage Foundation where she created a library. In her activities in the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) as well as local library associations she is known for her innovative ideas. Currently she is Program Administrator for the LIU/NYU Dual Degree Masters program at New York University, funded by an IMLS grant she helped prepare. She has taught at Rutgers University's library school, the School of Engineering at City College and at Baruch College. A long time adjunct faculty member for LIU's Palmer School, the Institute she developed on lifelong learning for older adults was the catalyst for the current volume.
- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
A roadmap to the trends and perspectives on the library's role in meeting the needs of our aging population, this book offers
- Proactive ideas that serve the increasing longevity of your patrons
- Different perspectives on longevity from a variety of scholars and experts
- A section on librarians' responses to the issues
Supporting this growing population is a concern of many, and this book will help you find ways to be creative and take the initiative to build a better service model for these customers.
Older Adults: Essential Concepts and Recent Discoveries
"With contributions from librarians, gerontologists, psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and others who work with life-span education and services for older Americans, this collection of new pieces is sure to stimulate new thinking and inspire more informed approaches to serving older adults. Plenty of practical suggestions are included along with the theory."
"Useful for library school students learning about different approaches to varying patron populations as well as public libraries serving large populations of older adults."
--Reference & User Services Quarterly
"This volume is essential reading for any librarians currently engaged with the baby boomer population on a regular basis. Their numbers and information needs will only grow and expand exponentially in the next few years, and it is essential that libraries serving the public anticipate and plan for this increasingly vocal and politically active population."
"Concise, informative, and practical ... this book will educate public library administrators about one of the largest demographic groups in the 21st century, and offer them ideas for serving this cohort well. Boomers and Beyond is a resource that should be included in librarians' professional collections. "
--Colorado Libraries Journal