Course Description

LIS 9373A-650 (Fall 2021)   Special Topic: Services and Materials for an Aging Population

Instructor: R. Chabot (Kelsang Legden)

Course Description
An overview of library services and materials for baby boomers and older adults. Information
and reading practices will be critically examined, paralleling an evaluation of library materials
dedicated to this age group. Collection development, reference and education services for older
adults will be explored, including community partnerships and programming opportunities.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9373A-650 (Fall 2021)
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Prerequisites: GRADLIS 9003

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Both historically and contemporarily, critically identify and evaluate how older adults are portrayed in media and literature as well as in library policies, services and programming (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 7, 9);

2. Understand different physical, cognitive and social changes associated with the aging process and how these changes can influence access to library collections and services (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9);

3. Identify the reading interests and information needs and practices of older adults (PLLO 1, 2, 8, 9);

4. Develop collections, programs and services to meet the unique needs and interests of older adults (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9);

5. Identify, evaluate, select and provide access to library collections for older adults in a variety of formats and using a variety of assistive technologies (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives