RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section) Committee

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Event Meeting of Library Services to an Aging Population Committee

by Angela Fortin on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 03:15 pm

Virtual meeting of Library Services to an Aging Population Committee is scheduled for Friday, November 7 at 4:00pm (EST). Meeting agenda to follow.

Discussion Getting to know you!

by Abigail Elder on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 08:22 pm

Hello! I'm eager to virtually meet you!  Please share a few tidbits about yourself, your work and why you got involved in this committee. Thanks! -abigail

 

Online Doc Committee Meeting Minutes

by Abigail Elder on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Meeting minutes are listed here in reverse chronological order. For more information, please contact the Committee Chair.

How to add minutes:

  • Click on edit tab, scroll down to "Add File Attachements (below)"
  • Browse to upload and name the file following convention
  • Move file to the top of the list
  • Click submit on the bottom of the page

 

 

Online Doc Goals

by Angela Fortin on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 09:46 am

1. Finish draft of "Guidelines for Library Services with Midlife and Older Adults: Best Practices" by end of 2014.

2. Update "Information for Seniors and Caregivers" section of committee website: http://www.ala.org/rusa/contact/rosters/rss/rus-mouaging 

3. Continue to meet quarterly.

Discussion Introductions

by Angela Fortin on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm

Please introduce yourself to the group, tell us a bit about your work, and your interest in the committee!

Online Doc Summary of Current Activities

by Angela Fortin on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 09:32 am

Library Services to an Aging Population Committee held two meetings at ALA Annual in Las Vegas and worked through the current draft of the “Guidelines for Library Services with Midlife and Older Adults: Best Practices” with the goal of finishing the draft by the end of 2014. The committee also decided to discontinue the recommended websites that was created years ago, and to fold particularly excellent websites into the OLOS Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ Your Library.

Library Services to an Aging Population Committee held two meetings at ALA Annual in Las Vegas and worked through the current draft of the “Guidelines for Library Services with Midlife and Older Adults: Best Practices” with the goal of finishing the draft by the end of 2014. The committee also decided to discontinue the recommended websites that was created years ago, and to fold particularly excellent websites into the OLOS Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ Your Library.

Committee members organized and presented the program Creative Aging @ Your Library, highlighting successful arts programs at public libraries. Approximately 150 people attended, and several signed up to learn more about the committee and its projects.

The committee will meet virtually in October (date to be determined).

 

 

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Online Doc 2014-2015 Roster

by Angela Fortin on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Angela Fortin (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Renee Bennett-Kapusniak (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Kristine Countryman (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Allan Martin Kleiman (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Holly G. Kurtz (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Janet O'Keefe (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Fatima K. Perkins (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Jane S. Salisbury (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

File Succession-Planning-2014

by Angela Fortin on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:58 am

DOCX File, 16.37 KB

Picture Creative Aging @ Your Library Program

by Abigail Elder on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 01:41 pm

Thanks to Jane, Michele, Allan and Angela who led our program at ALA Annual 2014. We had an excellent turnout at our program-- well over 100 people-- and the feedback received was great!

Picture Annual Conference 2014

by Abigail Elder on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting! We made some good progress on the Guidelines and committed to having rough drafts ready of several sections by the October meeting.

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To explore ways of providing information and education on the subject and its problems for the profession and for the layperson who works with this group facilitating the use of library service by the aged, continually exploring ways of making library service to the aged more effective.

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