Webinar: The New Frontier – Training Older Adults for the Latest Gadgets

So much of life these days requires computer access, making internet access practically a necessity. Are libraries and community organizations anticipating the growing technological needs of mature audiences to better understand the digital landscape?

Many older adults are struggling to understand the digital landscape. Libraries and other local organizations are in a position to identify opportunities to meet the needs of older adults in their communities, while tailoring services and programs that suits new learners.

In this free webinar, we’ll look at how we can increase opportunities for older adults to learn, obtain government resources and services, develop awareness of their online presence, and even accessible ways to participate in gaming.

Speaker: Allan Kleiman
Speaker: Fatima Perkins
As the Director of Community Outreach & Advocacy for the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Fatima develops the Agency’s internal and external approaches to brand strategy. She has engaged with the senior services network for more than 20 years. As a Librarian she developed more than 5,000 programs including health and wellness initiatives and received 2014 Community Leadership Award from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Fitness. Fatima is an ALA Spectrum Scholar and Carnegie- Whitney Grant-2015 recipient to create a compendium - Passport to Aging: Celebrating Global Perspectives. Fatima is the current Chairperson for Library Services to an Aging Population, Committee of Reference and User Services Assn. (RUSA). She continues to be a tireless advocate for older adults, libraries and librarians.
Speaker: Roger Goldblatt
Roger Goldblatt is responsible for the Federal Communication Commission’s consumer outreach and consumer education. He works to advance consumer inclusiveness in all Commission activities and improve agency relationships with stakeholders and assure long lasting partnerships. His office oversees and coordinates FCC’s Hispanic, African-American, Asian American, Disability, Rural, Senior, Youth/Schools, Minority and Low-Income outreach efforts. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Communications from George Washington University.
Speaker: Taina Evans
Taina works at Brooklyn Public Library and currently oversees all library services targeting the 50+ audience. Taina is the incoming chair of RSS Library Services to Aging Population Committee of Reference and User Services Assn. (RUSA), active in the New York Library Association, and sits on the advisory board for the Division of Library and Information Science Program at St. John's University. Mrs. Evans has a B.A. in Government and Politics and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from St. John’s University in 2009.