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

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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.

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

 

 

Event RUSA RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Meeting of the RUSA RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee. Come find out more about the committee and activities.

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Event RUSA RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee Meeting 2

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Quarterly meeting of the RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee members and friends. Join us as we revise the "ALA Guidelines for Library and Information Services for Older Adults"

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Online Doc 2013-2014 Roster

by Cynthia Robin Levine on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 01:17 pm

Abigail L. Elder (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Renee Bennett-Kapusniak (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Abigail L. Elder (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Angela Fortin (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Dana M. Lucisano (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Mr. Matthew Neer (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Janet Therese O'Keefe (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)

Abigail L. Elder (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Renee Bennett-Kapusniak (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Abigail L. Elder (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Angela Fortin (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Dana M. Lucisano (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Mr. Matthew Neer (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Janet Therese O'Keefe (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Jane S. Salisbury (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

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Discussion Long Live Libraries (and our patrons)

by Abigail Elder on Thu, May 1, 2014 at 08:04 pm

Committee member Jane Salisbury wrote a thoughtful, engaging piece for the OLAQ: Oregon Library Association Quarterly. My favorite quote:

Committee member Jane Salisbury wrote a thoughtful, engaging piece for the OLAQ: Oregon Library Association Quarterly. My favorite quote:

Retiring assumptions does not mean ignoring reality. The most successful services for older adults do not deny the realities of aging, which can include losses and impairments, mental and physical. They also do not deny the rich curiosity and experience of older adults, the continuing need to learn and create. Librarians need to understand how to communicate with patrons who have cognitive impairments, and physical limitations such as hearing loss and low vision. We also need to treat our patrons as intellectually curious, ready to take on new challenges and creatively engaged.

The entire Spring 2014 OLAQ has a theme of Libraries Across the Lifespan, and is available online: http://commons.pacificu.edu/olaq/ 

Thanks for your good work, Jane!

 

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Discussion Agenda for Committee Meeting October 3

by Abigail Elder on Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 09:59 pm

RSS Library Services to an Aging Population
October 3, 2013
11:30 Eastern, 8:30 Pacific

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/678006270
You'll need to "register" to receive the code to enter the meeting

  

1. Introductions

2. Program at ALA Annual 2014
a. Program title due this week
b. Volunteers to be in charge of shepherding the program

 

RSS Library Services to an Aging Population
October 3, 2013
11:30 Eastern, 8:30 Pacific

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/678006270
You'll need to "register" to receive the code to enter the meeting

  

1. Introductions

2. Program at ALA Annual 2014
a. Program title due this week
b. Volunteers to be in charge of shepherding the program

 

3. Guidelines for Serving Older Adults
a. Draft Introduction by Jane and Brigid
b. Are the current sections still appropriate
c. How should the guidelines be organized?
d. Volunteers for the next steps

 

4. Community of Practice
a. Michele Farrell, IMLS, suggested we create a Community of Practice

 

5. January Meeting
a. Okay to be a virtual meeting, and not hold a meeting at Midwinter?
b. Anyone going to MW- want to meet up?

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Discussion IMLS Grant Awarded for Creative Aging Programs

by Abigail Elder on Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 09:44 pm

Michele Farrell, Institute of Museums and Libraries, shared this great news!

 

Westchester Library System - Tarrytown, NY
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $500,000

Westchester Library System, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, ALA’s Public Programs Office, and AARP Foundation, will improve, expand, and sustain creative aging programs in public libraries and position libraries as community cornerstones for positive aging.

Michele Farrell, Institute of Museums and Libraries, shared this great news!

 

Westchester Library System - Tarrytown, NY
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $500,000

Westchester Library System, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, ALA’s Public Programs Office, and AARP Foundation, will improve, expand, and sustain creative aging programs in public libraries and position libraries as community cornerstones for positive aging.

Built on Lifetime Arts’ capacity-building model, this initiative reflects new scholarship on the benefits of social engagement and creative expression for healthy aging, employs nationally recognized best practices in arts education, and promotes partnerships between librarians and arts and community organizations.

Through the new Lifetime Arts Affiliate Network, up to 150 librarians will participate in in-depth training, receive ongoing technical assistance, participate in a national peer network, and receive support to implement programs in their communities.

The program will provide a practical, replicable, and sustainable approach for transforming library services for older adults to align with new knowledge, societal priorities, and collaborative practice.

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Discussion Older Adult publication

by Renee Bennett-Kapusniak on Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 07:45 am

Hello All,

Abigail gave me the idea of putting the link to my article here. Feel free to send it to any interested colleagues. I'm currently in the process of formulating my dissertation proposal which will incorporate librarians' thoughts and perceptions about the older demographic. I hope you can be a part of my research. :)

 

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/uZE4ZhuASARQUPG7CqvU/full

 

Hello All,

Abigail gave me the idea of putting the link to my article here. Feel free to send it to any interested colleagues. I'm currently in the process of formulating my dissertation proposal which will incorporate librarians' thoughts and perceptions about the older demographic. I hope you can be a part of my research. :)

 

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/uZE4ZhuASARQUPG7CqvU/full

 

Have a great day everyone!

 

Renee

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