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

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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 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

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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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