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Library and Information Services for Older People


Name Coordinates
Heather MacKenzie

Branch Manager, Alderney Gate PL
Halifax Public Libraries

Canadian Guidelines on Library and Information Services for Older Adults is available by clicking here.

Terms of Reference

  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to the development of library and information service for the aging in Canada.
  • To determine the library and information needs of older Canadians, with particular reference to requirements occasioned by the social, physical and economic aspects of the aging process.
  • To cooperate with other library and non-library agencies working with the aged.
  • To facilitate the coordination of existing library services for the aging.
  • To establish guidelines for developing and implementing library services for the aging.
  • To encourage the effective allocation of personnel and resources to meet the library needs of older Canadians.
  • To encourage the utilization of library materials and services among older adults in Canada.


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