The Next Chapter: Programs And Services For Older Adults

Ten thousand people turn 65 every day in America. As our aging population grows dramatically, libraries are finding it crucial to serve this audience. The unique needs and interests of older adults are wide and varied, from tech help to library home delivery service to memory cafes.

We will dig into some of the trends, misconceptions, and needs of this age group. Practical tips, methods, and ideas will be discussed and shared.

At A Glance

When: Apr 17 – May 14, 2023 (4 weeks)

Where: Online & Asynchronous (see more info)

Cost: $150 (10% discount if you register 2 weeks in advance!)

CE Credit: 1.4 CEUs / 14 LEUs

Program: #305923


Questions? Email the CE Team

REGISTER ONLINE

Please use the online registration option if possible. If you need to make alternate arrangements, email ce-info@ischool.wisc.edu.
Alternate registration options may result in delays.


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Course Details

Topics

  • Getting to know your community
  • Trends among older adults
  • Welcoming older adults into the library
  • Building collections
  • Developing programs and services
  • Marketing
  • Developing outreach strategies & partnerships

Expectations: This course covers weekly topics through readings, video lectures, and discussion questions. You are expected to participate in weekly lessons through online discussions and an assignment related to the topic.

Instructor: Angela Meyers holds a Master of Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Angela started as an Adult Services Librarian in a rural public library and is now the Coordinator of Youth and Special Needs Services for the Bridges Library System in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She also coordinates the Library Memory Project, which is a collaboration of 13 libraries in three counties offering memory cafes to those living with memory loss and their care partners.