By Diantha Dow Schull

Adults over the age of fifty represent one of the most engaged and common clients of public libraries. they might even be the main misunderstood. As child Boomers proceed to swell their ranks, the habit, pursuits, and data wishes of older adults have replaced dramatically, and Schull s new ebook bargains the keys to reshaping library prone for the hot generations of energetic older adults. A must-read for library educators, library administrators, and any details specialist operating in a neighborhood or educational environment, this crucial book

Analyzes key societal traits, reminiscent of longer lifespans and more desirable inhabitants overall healthiness, and their implications for libraries paintings with midlife adults
Profiles modern States and Beacon Libraries from around the country on the leading edge of institutional change
Discusses concerns reminiscent of creativity, well-being, monetary literacy, lifestyles making plans, and intergenerational actions from the 50+ viewpoint, whereas displaying how libraries can place themselves as crucial facilities for studying, encore careers, and group engagement
Spotlights top practices that may be tailored for any atmosphere, together with samples of enormous quantities of initiatives and suggestions that illustrate new ways to 50+ regulations, staffing, courses, companies, partnerships, and communications

The knowledge and perception contained during this ebook can assist make the library a middle for confident aging.

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