Recent Events

How Libraries are Responding to the 50+ Age Wave, NYPL Staff Development Workshop

December 9, 2013 – New York, NY

Diantha Dow Schull was facilitator and key-note speaker for a half-day staff development workshop held at New York Public Library. Speaking on “How Libraries are Responding to the 50+ Age Wave,” Schull stimulated discussion regarding approaches for working with the growing population of older adults in metropolitan New York. The program attracted librarians from all three library systems serving the five boroughs of New York.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Libraries Respond to the Aging of America, Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference

October 10, 2013 – St. Cloud, MN

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Libraries Respond to the Aging of America,” was the focus of Diantha Dow Schull’s Special Guest Presentation at the 2013 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Schull’s talk headlined “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation,” a special mini-conference that focused on library services for 50+ adults. The talk attracted the highest attendance of any Annual Conference presentation, with participation from directors and service specialists from rural, suburban and urban Minnesota.

80 is the New 30:  Learn How Public Libraries are Delivering Proven, Inspiring and Transformative Arts Programs for Today’s Older Adults, ALA Annual 2013

June 28, 2013 – Chicago, IL

Diantha Dow Schull was a primary presenter at a pre-conference workshop on arts programs in public libraries for older adults co-hosted by Lifetime Arts and the American Library Association’s Office of Public Programs.

Schull’s talk focused on how libraries are responding to the aging of America, drawing on her recent book 50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action. Library directors and public services staff from all over the United States attended the day-long pre-conference.

50+ Services: Libraries Respond to the Aging of America, Connecticut Library Association Roundtable on Services to Older Adults (SOAR)

May 15, 2013 – Fairfield, CT

Diantha Dow Schull spoke on “50+ Services: Libraries Respond to the Aging of America” at the spring meeting of the Connecticut Library Association’s Roundtable on Services to Older Adults (SOAR). Public service staff from libraries across the state attended the meeting, which was organized with the assistance of the Connecticut State Library.