Excellence in Library Services to Older Adults

Scheduled Dates
Course Details
Status: 
Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Course Description

Accordidng to a 2020 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, "there's been a rapid increase in the size of the 65-and-older
population, which grew by over a third since 2010. No other age group saw such a fast increase." Older adults are often a driving force behind support and participation with the public library; as a result, librarians often design their programs and services with older adults in mind.

In this course, we will identify what older adults want from their local library. We will compile a list of program and resources for older adults. Finally, we will discuss possible challenges inherent in serving older adults.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify needs of older adults
  • Develop program ideas for adults
  • List possible challenges inherent in serving older adults
Prerequisites

None

Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
2
Instructor
Erin Gray - gray@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130.00
Non-member Fee: 
$155.00