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50 + Library Services: Innovation in Action

50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action, by Diantha Dow Schull

Diantha Dow Schull’s new book, 50+ Services: Innovation in Action, published by ALA Editions, has received high praise from reviewers who are recommending it for public libraries, academic libraries and library educators.

“This book is chock full of enterprising, innovative, engaging and successful library services and programs geared toward library patrons age 50 and over.”
— Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 



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