I am passionate about library services to "older adults". The purpose of this blog is to provide resources for librarians including: research on aging as it influences library services, library research on "older adults", incorporating Library 2.0 features for "older adults", and examples of successful "older adult" library services and programs. In addition, I hope to make librarians aware of the need to market services to older adults in their community. This blog is a personal blog and my views do not represent the library where I work.
According to a Census Bureau publication, the older population will double by the year 2030 and the average age of the U. S. population will increase from 35.3 to 39. As a result, the 65+ age group will make up approximately 20% of the U. S. population. Some states like Florida will probably have an even higher percentage of older adults. Libraries should be preparing for this increase and creating new services for older adults, from lifelong-learning programing to entertainment and social programing.
Sunday, May 20, 2007