Serving Seniors: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Find on LibraryThing.Find on WorldCat.
$72.00
ALA Member: 
$ 64.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-482-7
Published: 
2004
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
150
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description

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.

Also of Interest: 
Image for Building a Special Collection of Children's Literature: A Guide to Identifying, Maintaining, and Sharing Rare or Collectible Items
Building a Special Collection of Children's Literature: A Guide to Identifying, Maintaining, and Sharing Rare or Collectible Items
Image for Guide to Preservation in Acquisition Processing
Guide to Preservation in Acquisition Processing
Image for Managing and Analyzing Your Collection: A Practical Guide for Small Libraries and School Media Centers
Managing and Analyzing Your Collection: A Practical Guide for Small Libraries and School Media Centers
Image for Preservation Microfilming: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists, Second Edition
Preservation Microfilming: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists, Second Edition
Image for Build Your Own Database
Build Your Own Database
Image for Collection Management for Youth: Responding to the Needs of Learners
Collection Management for Youth: Responding to the Needs of Learners
Image for Help Wanted: Job and Career Information Resources: RUSA Occasional Paper #26
Help Wanted: Job and Career Information Resources: RUSA Occasional Paper #26
Image for Digital Resources and Librarians: Case Studies in Innovation, Invention, and Implementation
Digital Resources and Librarians: Case Studies in Innovation, Invention, and Implementation