Serving Seniors

Serving Seniors

A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians

Book - 2004
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Here is a handbook for planning and delivering innovative library services to one of today's fastest growing demographic groups: older adults. Chapters cover: collection building for seniors (including large print materials, audio books, program kits, and assistive technologies); discussion groups and coffee clubs; and programming. The authors provide practical guidance on partnering with other agencies; mixing seniors and youth for reading and storytimes as well as for computer-based activities. Programs covered include book and film discussion groups and topics ranging from cooking to travel to games and historical eras. You'll also find step-by-step guidance for implementing Internet services to seniors, volunteer programs, outreach and homebound services, and services to residential facilities. A special section lists print and on-line sources for tips from other librarians reaching out to an aging population. Honnold and Mesaros show how to revitalize your library's services to seniors with this comprehensive how-to manual.
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2004.
ISBN: 9781555704827
1555704824
Branch Call Number: 027.622 Honnold 2004
Characteristics: xxi, 249 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mesaros, Saralyn A. 1951-

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