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Organisation Name: Baby Boomers: Ageing and Engaging
The Baby Boomers: Aging and Engaging seminar was held on Friday 25 May 2012, at the State Library of Victoria. It is part of the professional development delivered as part of the Statewide Public Libraries Development Projects.

There was a great line-up of presenters highlighting both strategic and grassroots initiatives, including:

Setting the scene: Demographics and policy

Kirsty Williamson (Monash University and Charles Sturt University)
Keynote address: The crossover generation: Baby boomers and the role of the public library

User needs: What do boomers want from library services?

Carolyn Jury (Yarra Plenty Regional Library)
Aged Persons Strategic Framework: Positioning public libraries for the age wave
Mylee Joseph (State Library of New South Wales)
Everyday heroes: What do boomers want from library services?
Tony Iezzi (Vision Australia Information Library Service)
Baby Boomers and blindness
Sherrill Harvey (Geelong Regional Library Corporation)
Ipads for Seniors

Baby boomers as volunteers

Amanda Everton (Volunteering Australia)
Volunteering trends
Roisin Murphy (State Library of Victoria)
Engaging and working with volunteers for the State Library's 'Love and Devotion' exhibition
Georgina Earl and Christina Davidson (Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation)
Book Buddies volunteer program: English coaching for adult learners of English
Michele Matthews (Bendigo Regional Archives Centre)
Volunteering at Bendigo Regional Archive Centre
Fiona Baranowski (Geelong Regional Library Corporation)
Closing remarks

Slideshow presentations are attached at the bottom of the page.
  • Amanda Everton - Volunteering Engaging Baby Boomers
  • Carolyn Jury - Yarra Plenty Older Adult Strategic Framework
  • Georgina Earl & Christina Davidson - Book Buddies
  • Kirsty Williamson - Keynote address
  • Sherill Harvey - iPads for Seniors
  • Tony Iezzi - Vision Australia
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