Older Adults in the Library

Scheduled Dates
Course Description

According to the Pew Research Center, "70% of those ages 50 and older say closing the library would have a major impact." 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.

Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites
None
Learning Objectives
  • Identify needs of older adults
  • Develop program ideas for adults
  • List possible challenges inherent in serving older adults
Homework Expectations
  • This course requires individual participation and homework assignments.
  • 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
Megan Bryant - bryant@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