FREE webinar: Don't forget your Patrons with Memory Loss

I've been teaching a new subject in LIS, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Knowledge for Libraries and Information Centers. In this course, we study the library as a space that caters to people from different backgrounds and cultures. We also discuss library services for minorities and marginalized groups, including people with disabilities and other conditions. This topic is applicable to this new LIS subject.

The Arizona Library Association is inviting participants for the AzLA Professional Development Committee November webinar. The topic is "Don't forget your Patrons with Memory Loss" on November 10, 2022 (Thursday) at 7-8 PM Philippine time.

The speakers are Mary Beth Riedner, an active leading member of the Library Services for Dementia/Alzheimer’s (LSDA) interest group in the American Library Association; and Tami Hurst, Librarian at the Olathe Public Library in Olathe, Kansas.


"Research has shown that many people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can still read and can benefit from using a wide variety of library materials. This webinar will give practical advice about how to choose books and other reading materials that are uniquely suited to each individual, following the tenets of person-centered care. In addition, ideas for developing group programming will be shared, based on successful programs held in libraries and memory cafes across the country and around the globe. Literacy activities can include reading out loud, browsing through books, singing, choral reading of poetry, word games and more. Previously held misconceptions will dissolve when you see how positively people living with dementia respond to these opportunities."

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For interested attendees in the Philippines, you may adjust the time to GMT +8 to see the corresponding time in our time zone.

For questions and concerns about this event, you may contact theAzLA Professional Development Committee via e-mail at

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