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Discussion Reframing Aging and Impact on Services to Older Adults

by Fatima Perkins on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Greetings Everyone,

We have uploaded two very informative and thought provoking documents into our files. If you have an interest in services to a mature population, you will definitely want to take a look. The documents are:

  • Revera Report on Ageism-Independence and Choice
  • Reframing Aging, Tony Sarmiento, Executive Senior Service America Inc.

We look forward to any discussion these documents may generate on the topic of ageism and how it impacts the work of libraries.

Warmest Regards,

Greetings Everyone,

We have uploaded two very informative and thought provoking documents into our files. If you have an interest in services to a mature population, you will definitely want to take a look. The documents are:

  • Revera Report on Ageism-Independence and Choice
  • Reframing Aging, Tony Sarmiento, Executive Senior Service America Inc.

We look forward to any discussion these documents may generate on the topic of ageism and how it impacts the work of libraries.

Warmest Regards,

Fatima, Chair of Library Services to Aging Populations

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Discussion Guidelines for Library Services with 50+ Audience: Best Practices -- Draft Revision of Guidelines 2016

by Fatima Perkins on Sat, May 28, 2016 at 01:48 pm

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Our team - Library Services to an Aging Population Committee has completed its revisions to the Guidelines for Library Services with 50+ Audience: Best Practices.

We are posting our revisions for general public comment and feedback. If you are interested in providing feedback please do so by posting your comments and/or communicating with Fatima Perkins, Chair at fperkins@psa10a.org.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Fatima

 

 

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Our team - Library Services to an Aging Population Committee has completed its revisions to the Guidelines for Library Services with 50+ Audience: Best Practices.

We are posting our revisions for general public comment and feedback. If you are interested in providing feedback please do so by posting your comments and/or communicating with Fatima Perkins, Chair at fperkins@psa10a.org.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Fatima

 

 

 

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Discussion Revamp of ALA Toolkit - Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library

by Fatima Perkins on Sat, May 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

 Greetings Everyone,

We just had our committee meeting on Thursday, May 12th. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. As discussed, we have tons of opportunities that we need to explore. Let's spring into success this year!

The Committee has been asked to assist with revamping the ALA Toolkit- Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library. The toolkit is attached and a link to the toolkit is provided below. Please take the time to review the toolkit and provide feedback.

 Greetings Everyone,

We just had our committee meeting on Thursday, May 12th. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. As discussed, we have tons of opportunities that we need to explore. Let's spring into success this year!

The Committee has been asked to assist with revamping the ALA Toolkit- Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library. The toolkit is attached and a link to the toolkit is provided below. Please take the time to review the toolkit and provide feedback.

http://www.ala.org/offices/olos/toolkits/olderadults

Our first feedback/review meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 24th at 2pm CT/3pm ET. The call in information: Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789 Participant Passcode: 78965432

Looking forward to seeing you at annual!

Fatima Perkins, Chair

 

 

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Discussion Greetings Committee and Interested Parties!

by Fatima Perkins on Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 06:03 pm

We just posted our October 2015 Meeting Minutes. Hope you will join us in with our planned activities.

Please feel free to give feedback on the planned activities. The Committee plans to recommend revisions to the older adult toolkit -- What do you think should be added to update the toolkit?

We are also exploring opportunities to write articles about library services and engagement for the mature population - Do you have any suggestions about topics and or venues? Please share!

We just posted our October 2015 Meeting Minutes. Hope you will join us in with our planned activities.

Please feel free to give feedback on the planned activities. The Committee plans to recommend revisions to the older adult toolkit -- What do you think should be added to update the toolkit?

We are also exploring opportunities to write articles about library services and engagement for the mature population - Do you have any suggestions about topics and or venues? Please share!

Lastly, are you attending Midwinter ? - let's all get together for a casual dinner or lunch - thank goodness we still have time to plan. 

See you soon.

 

 

 

 

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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!

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

 

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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