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According to the Pew Research Center over 50% of people between the ages of 16 and 29 visit a bookmobile or library each year. However, libraries often omit this new adult population from dedicated programming and outreach.

During this two-hour session, we will identify services and programming initiatives created with the new adult’s needs and interests in mind, comparing such programs to separate teen and adult initiatives.   We will also design outreach plans directed to new adults in public and academic libraries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define New Adult
  • Compare the needs of the new adult population with teens and adults
  • Identify programs for the new adult population
  • Design outreach plans to the new adult population


Presenter: Erin Gray
After earning her master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Erin went on to work in Branch Management, Collection Development and Youth Services for over a decade in public libraries. She is an advocate for all libraries and a past President of the Missouri Library Association. Erin enjoys facilitating continuing education classes of all types as a Library Services and Technology Trainer for Amigos Library Services.


In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

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