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

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$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.