Information & Library Services to Older Adults

Date & Time
Thursday, May 1
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration starts at 9:15 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$35.00 CAMLS libraries
$35.00 Non-members
Fee includes lunch and materials
Deadline: April 24
Limit: 75

By now you’re probably aware that the aging of the generation of "baby boomers" will significantly increase America’s older population in the next two decades. But have you thought about how library services must adapt to the new demographics in order to remain vital to the community? If you think that community outreach and serving older adults only means homebound and nursing home programs, then you need to spend a day learning and sharing at this special workshop. You’ll find out about exciting programs already in place--like SeniorNet, and discover many possibilities for services, technology and creative programming in your library. There will be exhibits to help you learn about community resources available, a line-dancing break and a keynote address by Cleveland journalist Alice Weston.

Alice Weston is a well-known and respected Cleveland journalist. She began her broadcasting career in 1948 at WEWS TV-5, and continued until she recently retired from WKYC Channel 3, where she was the seniors reporter. Claudia Grainger is the older adult specialist at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.
  • Increase your awareness of the many kinds of services you can offer older adults

  • Learn to conduct a community analysis to determine what services and programs will serve your community’s needs
    Course Content
    • Keynote address

    • Demographics: How to design and conduct a community analysis

    • Storyteller for adults

    • How to develop a program for older adults in your library

    • Resources for older adults

    • New technology and what it means for the older patrons

    • Plus plenty of time to browse exhibits, network with peers and have fun!