ALA-ODLOS Interest Group, Library Services for Dementia/Alzheimer's
Mary Beth Riedner resigned from her position as University Librarian for Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL in 2008 to care for her husband with a young-onset dementia. For the past eight years, she has served on the leadership team of the American Library Association’s Interest Group, Library Services for Dementia/Alzheimer’s (ODLOS - LSDA). She is the developer of the award-winning Tales & Travel book and reading program designed for those living with dementia. She has presented at numerous professional conferences including the American Library Association and the American Society on Aging. She is involved with the national Dementia Friendly America initiative as well as dementia friendly efforts emerging in individual states such as Illinois and Arizona. She is the author of several journal articles as well as chapters on the Tales & Travel program in two books: The Relevant Library, published by McFarland in 2018, and On the Go with Senior Services, published by Libraries Unlimited in 2020.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM CT