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Announcing the 2008 Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute

The Institute will introduce participants to Lifelong Access, a framework for working with active older adults that promotes learning and civic engagement. Lifelong Access offers an alternative to the predominant deficit-based model of aging by approaching this stage of life as an opportunity for individual and community renewal.

The Institute will focus on three primary areas:

(1) concepts and research underlying new approaches to working with midlife and older adults;

(2) promising practices in library services, including the Lifelong Access framework for new older adult services; and

(3) leadership skills in community librarianship.

The cost of Fellows’ travel, tuition, and room and board for the Institute will be covered by LFF. A limited number of qualified candidates not selected as Fellows may participate at cost.

The Lifelong Access Libraries Initiative is funded by a major grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

To Apply:
The application is available online and must be accompanied by a statement of support from the library director. Selection will be on a competitive basis.

The deadline for submitting an application is May 5, 2008. Please visit our website at http://www.lifelonglibraries.org for further details.

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