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Intro webinar sf_july2010

  1. 1. PUBLIC LIBRARIES & BABY BOOMERS Introductory Webinar July 21, 2010
  2. 2. TODAY’S PRESENTERS <ul><li>Suzanne Flint, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library [email_address] or 916-651-9796 </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Ristau, Fellowship Coordinator [email_address] or 503-281-4305 </li></ul><ul><li>Analisa Svehaug, Social Media Coordinator, HyperArts [email_address] or </li></ul><ul><li>510-339-6084 </li></ul>
  3. 3. TODAY’S AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship Purpose and Background </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and Learning Philosophy  </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Base Behind Fellowship   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The changing nature of aging and the new longevity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are the Boomers and Why do They Matter? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transforming Libraries in Response </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fellowship Structure and Course Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities pre-institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portland institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line learning community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys and evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>
  4. 4. FELLOWSHIP PURPOSE <ul><li>Increases in longevity have created a “new life stage” (of almost 30 years) between middle and late life. </li></ul><ul><li>Boomers (adults born between 1946-1964) are the first cohort to move through this new stage; they account for 78 million Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Library services for “seniors” do not match the characteristics, talents, or interests of this Boomer generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Expand library innovation in serving and engaging this population of adults, ages 50+, transforming libraries in the process. </li></ul>
  5. 5. BACKGROUND <ul><li>National initiative undertaken by Libraries for the Future [2006-2009] </li></ul><ul><li>California initiative trained 44 libraries, assisted 30 with community assessments, funded 24 targeted grants up to $20,000 each, and disseminated lessons learned [2007-2010]. </li></ul>
  6. 6. CALIFORNIA RESPONSES <ul><li>Boomer Information Zone (BIZ) provided a space and resources for Boomer networking, re-careering and social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the Bite Out of the Sandwich Years connected Boomers to local resources on topics about redefining aging, caring for an aging parent, and re-careering. </li></ul><ul><li>BeHealthy5 offered a program series and monthly activity checklists promoting financial, mental, social, physical and spiritual health. </li></ul><ul><li>Tame Your Tech allowed users to experiment with and evaluate technology gadgets for free. </li></ul><ul><li>Feed Your Head featured experts on brain fitness and healthy aging. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stories gathered first-hand accounts of 1960’s public school integration efforts and brought a community together. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Hub facilitated community-wide opportunities for Boomer volunteers via a library volunteer webpage and conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Speakers Bureau enabled Boomers to share a lifetime of expertise while helping the library provide low-cost programming. </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHAT IS A FELLOWSHIP? <ul><li>A Fellow is part of a group of people who work together as peers in the pursuit of knowledge or practice. </li></ul><ul><li>The Fellowship will provide you with information and ideas but as important, it will help you frame productive questions. </li></ul><ul><li>You, as Fellows, must each precipitate and participate by sharing your knowledge, asking questions, joining in conversations, mentoring each other, and trying new things. </li></ul>
  8. 8. LEARNING PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>As adult Fellows, we believe you: </li></ul><ul><li>Are self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Have life experiences and knowledge worth contributing </li></ul><ul><li>Are goal-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Are relevancy-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Are practical </li></ul><ul><li>As leaders/facilitators, we believe our role is to: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a conducive and stimulating learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Keep barriers to participation low </li></ul><ul><li>Provide feedback and facilitate participation among Fellows </li></ul>
  9. 9. HOW LEARNING IS CHANGING <ul><li>Individuals will increasingly reshape institutions, rather than vice versa </li></ul><ul><li>So to “transform” our libraries, we must start with the journey that each of us must make as individuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trajectory: Know where you’re going – What are you most passionate about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage: Connect with others and mobilize resources that already exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pace: Become agile and willing to risk so that you can move quickly in response to change and opportunity. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. KNOWLEDGE BASE <ul><li>Longevity </li></ul>
  11. 11. KNOWLEDGE BASE <ul><li>Boomers </li></ul>
  12. 12. KNOWLEDGE BASE <ul><li>Libraries transformed </li></ul>
  13. 13. FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW <ul><li>Today’s webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-institute activities 7/21-9/14 </li></ul><ul><li>Institute in Portland 9/15-9/17 </li></ul><ul><li>Interim Survey 9/22-10/6 </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning 9/28-5/9 </li></ul><ul><li>Final Survey 5/11-5/25 </li></ul>
  14. 15. SOCIAL MEDIA <ul><li>Transforming Life After 50 Website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.transforminglifeafter50.org </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tla50resource.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/tla50 </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/pages/Transforming-Life-After-50/139104403123?ref=ts </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/user/tla50 </li></ul>
  15. 16. PRE-INSTITUTE ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Pick 1 of the following activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Media Scan </li></ul><ul><li>Read: article (available as download?) </li></ul><ul><li>Watch CNBC Brokaw Report: Boomer$ www.cnbc.com/id/15840232/?video=1446052634&play=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional Conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Question 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question 3 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. PORTLAND INSTITUTE
  17. 18. ON-LINE LEARNING <ul><li>Online Learning Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>09/28 to 10/18: Leadership & Facilitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11/02 to 11/22: Community Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December 2010: BREAK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>01/04 to 01/24: Partnerships & Collaborations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>02/08 to 02/28: Engaged Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>03/15 to 04/04: Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>04/19 to 05/09: Engagement, Social Media & Programming </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. SURVEYS & EVALUATIONS <ul><li>Pre-Survey June 15-July 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Interim Survey Sept. 22-Oct. 6, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Final Survey May 11-May 25, 2011 </li></ul>
  19. 20. Libraries helping to navigate the road ahead.
  20. 21. Lead. Inspire. Change the World… Again. Corporation for National & Community Service QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
  21. 22. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Suzanne Flint, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library [email_address] or 916-651-9796 </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Ristau, Fellowship Coordinator [email_address] or 503-281-4305 </li></ul><ul><li>Analisa Svehaug, Social Media Coordinator, HyperArts [email_address] or </li></ul><ul><li>510-339-6084 </li></ul>

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