Browse “Library System”

Guidelines for Library and Information Services to Older Adults

From the report:

The American Library Association has a longstanding record of promoting library and information services to older adults. These guidelines, first developed in the 1970s, have been updated to respond to the changing demographics of an aging U.S. population. In 2007, one of every five persons was 55 years or older, or over 68 million people. The aging of the “baby boomers” will add to these numbers well into the next decade, and the lengthening of the average lifespan is creating several generations of older adults at a time that the United States has become more ethnically and linguistically diverse. As a result, the current population of older adults is the most heterogeneous in U.S. history. These updated guidelines reflect a basic principle in library services to older adults that recognizes this diversity and discourages stereotyping in planning collections, programs, and services for this growing population.

Community Led Library Service Development

From the Infopeople site:

Infopeople is part of the Califa Group, a nonprofit consortium of more than 230 libraries committed to unleashing the impact of libraries. Infopeople provides library staff quality continuing education opportunities that are tailored to library needs and developed by experienced library professionals.

Westchester Library System

“Westchester Library System (WLS) collaborates with 38 libraries in Westchester County to provide access to resources and services and to enhance and support library service for the more than 940,000 residents. We are one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law.”

Creative Aging Focus:

WLS was Lifetime Arts first library partner and acted as the lead applicant and fiscal conduit for both of Lifetime Arts IMLS National Leadership Projects. WLS has championed creative aging since 2008.

Yonkers Public Library

“The Yonkers Public Library was established in 1893 to serve the citizens of the City of Yonkers. In 1903 the ‘Carnegie’ library was built with a $50,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie. There are currently three branches; the Riverfront Branch in downtown Yonkers, the Grinton I. Will Branch on Central Avenue and the Crestwood Branch in the Crestwood section of the city.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Yonkers Public Library participated in several creative aging initiatives beginning in 2009, including projects funded by Westchester Library System and the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation.

Tempe Public Library

“Tempe Public Library is located in the center of Tempe and serves both residents of the city and Maricopa County. Our mission is to inspire exploration, discovery, enrichment, and engagement.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Tempe Public Library was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.

Washington Co. Lib. Consortium

“Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is a partnership of Washington County, nine cities, and three non-profit associations to deliver excellent countywide library services. This means that Washington County residents can use any of the 16 public library locations in the county, all using the same library card. Member libraries share their books and other library materials, so whether you live in Banks or Beaverton, Bethany or Sherwood, you have access to the same amount of library materials – about 1.7 million items countywide.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Washington Co. Lib. Consortium was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.

Seattle Public Library

“At The Seattle Public Library, we see Seattle as a city where imagination and opportunity thrive. Our mission is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Seattle Public Library was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.