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Wendy Butcher and Patsy-Ann Street: Life-long Learning With Older Adults - Our Experiences

Wendy Butcher and Patsy-Ann Street present their paper to the 2009 LIANZA conference on the value of libraries with an aging population.

There is an increased international interest in the significance of an aging population and what this means for our communities and New Zealand is no exception. The purpose of this paper is to share The Christchurch City Libraries’ Learning Centres’ experiences of, and professional learning about providing public learning programmes for the specific customer group of older adults. Older adult customer profiles are used to identify the characteristics of the permanent learner and we discuss how flexible public programming can contribute to the development of a lifelong learning culture.

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