Creative Aging Training Opportunity

Lifetime Arts: Creative Aging Librarian Training Institute

September 16-17, 2014, 9 AM-4 PM
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Doty Board Room

This two-day training institute will prepare Minnesota librarians to advance creative aging in their communities, expand librarians’ connections to other aging and arts professionals, and contribute to the development of libraries as key institutions for positive aging. Participating librarians will learn how to initiate, develop and implement professionally-conducted arts education programs for older adults in their local libraries. Curriculum topics include:

  • Creative Aging Best Practices (featuring library case studies
  • Adult Learning/Arts Instruction
  • Community Partnerships
  • Internal and External Needs and Assets Assessments
  • Planning and Implementation Strategies for Creative Aging Programs:
    • Determining Community Interests
    • Selecting and Working with a Teaching Artist
    • Recruiting Participants
    • Documentation and Evaluation Approaches
    • Promotion and Communications
    • Strategies for Sustainability.

Registration open to 50 librarians. Training presented by Lifetime Arts.

Fee: Free, continental breakfast and lunch included both days.
Training supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Meals funded by MELSA.

For more information, contact Melinda Ludwiczak, MELSA Project Manager,  651-645-5731

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