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Boomers and beyond : reconsidering the role of libraries

Author: Pauline M Rothstein; Diantha Dow Schull
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Supporting this growing population is a concern of many. 'Boomers and Beyond' will help you find ways to be creative and take the initiative to build a better service model for these customers"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boomers and beyond.
Chicago : American Library Association, ©2010
(DLC) 2009025048
(OCoLC)419263288
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline M Rothstein; Diantha Dow Schull
ISBN: 9780838990896 0838990894
OCLC Number: 721907444
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 144 pages) : illustrations
Contents: New patterns of aging : implications for libraries and cultural institutions / Joanne Gard Marshall and Victor Marshall --
Optimizing health : a life-span approach / Margie E. Lachman and Stefan Agrigoroaei --
Library leadership for mature adult learners in a changing world : the importance of attending to developmental diversity / Ellie Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum --
The importance of spirituality in an aging society / Robert C. Atchley --
Work and purpose after 50 / Stephen Ristau --
In search of active wisdom : libraries and consciousness-raising for adulthood II / Mary Catherine Bateson --
Information-questing moments : retirement-age Americans at the library door / Ronald J. Manheimer and Miwako Kidahashi --
Reconsidering age : the emerging role of cultural institutions / Diantha Dow Schull and Selma Thomas --
Reclaiming the "public" library : engaging immigrants, building democracy / Nan Kari and David Scheie --
The library as place in an aging society / Diantha Dow Schull --
Conversations and the true knowledge of generations / R. David Lankes with assistance from Pamela H. Jureller --
Old dogs, new tricks : the myths and the realities / Stephen Abram --
Musings on challenges for librarians in 2040 / Pauline Rothstein.
Responsibility: edited by Pauline Rothstein and Diantha Dow Schull.

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A roadmap to the trends and perspectives on the library's role in meeting the needs of our aging population. It offers proactive ideas that serve the increasing longevity of your patrons, different  Read more...

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