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How e-books can benefit older adults and how libraries can help

As people age, their vision is not as good as it was. Many people start

to struggle to read regular print books, magazines, and newspapers.

Ironically, just when they gain the time to read, they find out that

there are very few books available to them and some find that their

arthritis prevents them from using large print editions.

E-books that can be read on a small e-book reader could be the solution to

these problems. Libraries can promote the use of e-books… Continue

Added by RefLibrarian on December 12, 2007 at 8:03am — No Comments

Vote for "Librarians Matter" in the library category of the 2008 Edublog Awards

Kathryn Greenhill's wonderful blog "Librarians Matter"
has been nominated for the "Librarian blog" category of the 2008 Edublog
awards. Please take the time to vote for her blog!

Added by RefLibrarian on November 27, 2007 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

Defending Genre Fiction

I recently posted an article on the Teleread blog describing the benefits of popular fiction. The article is "Why libraries should offer popular fiction—in both print and

e-book formats
". Stephen Abram's reaction and comments about this post can be read on his blog, here. I think that we have a hard time promoting Library 2.0, when some people do… Continue

Added by RefLibrarian on August 13, 2007 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

Senior Friendly Libraries Blog

I have just started a blog called Senior-Friendly Libraries. The purpose of this blog is to provide

resources for librarians including: research on aging as it influences

library services, library research on "older adults", incorporating

Library 2.0 features for "older adults", and examples of successful

"older adult" library services and programs. In addition, I hope to


Added by RefLibrarian on May 24, 2007 at 1:19pm — 6 Comments


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