[PL-Directors] Transforming Life After 50

Jim Scheppke jim.b.scheppke at state.or.us
Tue Feb 23 14:40:16 PST 2010



Don¹t miss out on this unique opportunity to advance your library and
information science skills related to improving services to and engagement
with active, older adults.  With declining fertility rates and longer life
expectances, a significant and long term change in U.S. population
demographics is now underway. This ³aging² trend is expected to continue
well into the 2080s.  To stay relevant, libraries will need to rethink how
to interact with this older, adult society.

The California State Library, Idaho Commission for Libraries, Oregon State
Library, and Washington State Library have partnered to offer a year-long
Fellowship that will provide continuing education scholarships on this topic
for selected public library staff and professionals.  Funded by a grant from
the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century
Librarian Program, up to 100 qualified applicants will be selected to
participate. Fellows will be introduced to a new framework for serving and
engaging adults ages 50+ that both promotes productive aging and establishes
libraries as centers of lifelong learning and civic engagement.
For more information about this Fellowship and a link to the online
application, go to:
The Fellowship will run from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Deadline
for submission, including a Letter of Library Commitment, is April 2, 2010.
Selection of Fellows will be announced June 1, 2010.
If you have additional questions, please contact either Suzanne Flint, CA
State Library [sflint at library.ca.gov; 916-651-9796] OR Stephen Ristau,
Fellowship Coordinator [stephenristau at gmail.com; 503- 281-4305]

Jim Scheppke, State Librarian
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(fax) 503-585-8059
jim.b.scheppke at state.or.us

Go Green, Keep it on screen - think before you print.

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