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ADULT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS


              Serving Teens and Adults on the

            Autism Spectrum

            A Guide for Libraries

                      CARRIE ROGERS-WHITEHEAD

              > AWARD WINNER
            2021 Outstanding Reference Source
              –Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), February 4, 2021
             “ support for an underserved community. ”
              Recommended for all public libraries as an essential guide to provide
                                                                               October 2020 ,  148pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4
                                          —Library Journal, Starred Review, January 1, 2021  Paperback: 978-1-4408-7481-9
              Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong condition, but programs and services are mostly    $55.00 ,  £41.00 ,  €46,00
            for children. As this population ages and the number of adults receiving autism diagnoses   eBook: 978-1-4408-7482-6
            grows, are public libraries serving this group? Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism
            Spectrum offers practical strategies for delivering better service to individuals with     CARRIE ROGERS-WHITEHEAD , MLIS, MPA,
                                                                              is founder of Digital Respons-Ability and has
            autism, from library programming to technology, collections, library volunteers, and the   worked in libraries for more than a decade.
            information desk.

              FEATURES
            •  Adapt existing library programs to be more inclusive of individuals with autism
            •  Learn tested program ideas specifically aimed at individuals with autism





              On the Go with Senior Services

            Library Programs for Any Time and Any Place

                      PHYLLIS GOODMAN
             “ to fit their own community. ”
              Adult service librarians will find practical ideas that can easily be adapted

                                                     —Library Journal, August 1, 2020
              While serving the senior population is a standard service in public libraries, it has
            traditionally focused on in-house programs and homebound services. On the Go with
            Senior Services is different. With this inspiring and practical guide, your library can
            rejuvenate its in-house services with new programs and also take them on the road—to    February 2020 ,  150pp ,  8 1/2x11
            retirement and assisted living communities, adult day care programs, and nursing homes   Paperback: 978-1-4408-7228-0
                                                                               $55.00 ,  £41.00 ,  €46,00
            and rehab centers.                                                eBook: 978-1-4408-7229-7
            With such diversity in the senior population, this book describes strategies for designing
            senior programs that fit your community’s needs. It offers a trove of templates for     PHYLLIS GOODMAN  is a recently retired
            programs that range from crafts, word games, pop culture, pets, holidays, humor,   librarian who worked more than 25 years in
            mysteries, technology, and music. It offers tips and suggestions on how to interact with   library services and education.
            seniors, including those who may have a variety of physical and cognitive needs. There are
            also guidelines for working with individuals suffering from dementia. A robust list of further
            resources is provided.
            The growing population of seniors presents librarians with new challenges and
            opportunities, and this book is a valuable guide to navigating and embracing them.


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