50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action by Diantha Dow Schull PDF

By Diantha Dow Schull

Adults over the age of fifty represent essentially the most engaged and widespread clients of public libraries. they might even be the main misunderstood. As child Boomers proceed to swell their ranks, the habit, pursuits, and knowledge wishes of older adults have replaced dramatically, and Schull s new ebook deals the keys to reshaping library providers for the hot generations of energetic older adults. A must-read for library educators, library administrators, and any details expert operating in a neighborhood or educational environment, this significant book

Analyzes key societal traits, similar to longer lifespans and enhanced inhabitants overall healthiness, and their implications for libraries paintings with midlife adults
Profiles modern States and Beacon Libraries from around the state on the vanguard of institutional change
Discusses matters reminiscent of creativity, well-being, monetary literacy, lifestyles making plans, and intergenerational actions from the 50+ point of view, whereas displaying how libraries can place themselves as crucial facilities for studying, encore careers, and neighborhood engagement
Spotlights top practices that may be tailored for any environment, together with samples of enormous quantities of tasks and recommendations that illustrate new methods to 50+ guidelines, staffing, courses, prone, partnerships, and communications

The knowledge and perception contained during this ebook can assist make the library a middle for optimistic aging.

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