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Designing adult services : strategies for better serving your community

Author: Ann Roberts
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, which focuses on adult patrons ages nineteen through senior citizens, explains how libraries can best serve their community's population at different life stages and foster experiences that are "worth the trip"--Whether actual or virtual.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Roberts
ISBN: 9781440852558 1440852553
OCLC Number: 1006531813
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Planning for library services to adults --
Know thy library and thy community --
Evaluating programs and services --
Staff competencies in library services to adults --
Professional development --
Waiting in the wings age group: 19-24 --
"Adultolescents" --
Attitudes toward libraries --
College/career prep --
Just for fun programs --
Taking center stage age group: 25-30 --
Library usage for this age group --
Finding a place in life --
Caregiving --
Makers and hackers --
Home, career, and coupling --
Settling down age group: 30-40 --
Library services to the newly settled --
Family, career, family --
Library services for children --
Family literacy --
Midlife crisis-or not! age group: 40-55 --
Work, work, work --
Stuck in the "sandwich" --
Libraries caring for the caregivers --
Empty nesters --
Career changers --
An end in sight age-or not! group: 55-65 --
Planning for the second phase of life --
Financial planning for retirement --
Grandparenting --
"Now or never" programming --
Now I can finally relax-or not! age group 65-75 --
Active seniors --
Senior programs in libraries --
Lifelong learning --
Volunteering --
Giving something back age group: 75 and beyond --
Library services to older adults --
In-home library services --
Books by mail --
Assistive technology --
Reflection and journaling --
Highlighting local history --
Library services to special populations --
Changes in demographics --
Immigrant populations --
Serving the incarcerated --
Mental health issues in libraries --
Inclusive programs and services --
Conclusion --
Library services throughout the lifespan --
Serving the entire community.
Responsibility: Ann Roberts.

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