Learn to Deliver Successful Arts Education Programs for Older Adults in Public Libraries at ALA 2013 Preconference Workshop

80 is the New 30 ALA Annual 2013 Preconference

We are very excited to announce that Lifetime Arts will offer a preconference workshop on creative aging at ALA Annual 2013.

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

Friday, June 28th  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Who should attend?

Public librarians interested in moving programming for older adults aged 55+ beyond passive entertainment toward active engagement through professionally conducted arts education.

What you will learn:

Workshop participants will learn best practices and delivery methods for this successful, affordable program model for partnerships between urban, rural and suburban libraries and professional teaching artists, developed by Lifetime Arts, Inc. Partnering library systems include: Westchester County, New York City, Brooklyn, Clinton Essex Franklin, Boston, Dallas and Miami-Dade. Support for the Creative Aging Libraries Project is provided by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), with support from Metlife Foundation, the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Scheduled presenters to include:

  • Brigid Cahalan, outreach coordinator, New York Public Library;
  • Ed Friedman, co-founder/executive director, Lifetime Arts, Inc.;
  • Mary Davis Fournier, deputy director, ALA Public Programs Office;
  • Ewa Jankowska, director, Clinton Essex Franklin Library System;
  • Terry Kirchner, executive director, Westchester Public Library System;
  • Maura O’Malley, co-founder and president/CEO, Lifetime Arts, Inc.;
  • Raymond Santiago, director, Miami-Dade Public Library System; and
  • Diantha Schull, former president, Libraries for the Future.

For complete details and registration information, please visit ALA.org.

Photo: Herb Scher

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