ERIC Number: ED215285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Public Library Services for Aging in the Eighties. A 1981 White House Conference on the Aging Background Paper.
Turock, Betty J.
This report provides an overview of library and information services for older adults today. New programs are described which have been developed to serve older adults and to respond to their needs. The training of librarians to provide such services is also discussed. The first section of this report focuses on access and includes discussions on the public library's response to the psychological and social needs of older adults, materials and facilities, and interagency cooperation and coordinated service delivery. Issues such as role loss, agism, segregation, ethnic needs, special services to the impaired, and alternative delivery systems are addressed. The next section on education concerns older adult learning, lifelong learning, and information education for service providers as well as a description of a public library model project which concentrates on information provision and education to increase information literacy. The third section discusses information, including information on demand, career and employment information, information and referral services, and information through programming. The final section on management and training to provide public library services for the aging addresses administrative issues in service provision and education for library and information professionals; the future of the public library system is also considered. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.