PCI Webinar with Jennifer Kulik, Ph.D.
Fostering Intergenerational Programs at the Library
Competency: Public Services Competencies
Libraries are multi-generational spaces, welcoming patrons from a variety of generations on a daily basis. This webinar will discuss why intergenerational relationships are important, explore ways your library can help strengthen intergenerational connections through programming, space allocation, and interactive exhibits.
When libraries intentionally foster intergenerational interactions they contribute to building stronger communities. This webinar will help you turn your library into a community intergenerational catalyst.
At the end of this webinar, participants will:
1. Learn about the importance of intergenerational relationships
2. Explore ways the libraries can encourage the development of intergenerational relationships through programming, use of space, and community interactive pieces
3. A list of programming and activity ideas
4. Suggestions on how to create an intergenerational program for your library
Jennifer Kulik, Ph. D. ~ Biography
Dr. Jennifer Kulik is the Founder and CEO of Silver Kite Community Arts (www.silverkite.us), a Seattle-based arts company dedicated to designing, supporting, and facilitating intergenerational arts experiences and arts programs for older adults. Dr, Kulik holds a Ph.D. in (Intergenerational) Theatre from Arizona State University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Theatre from Grinnell College.
In 2012 she was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Fellowship to conduct intergenerational arts research in Singapore and received a Fulbright Alumni Award in 2013 to present at a conference in Boston on an intergenerational program she designed with a colleague in Colorado. Jen has presented workshops on intergenerational program development in Brazil, Ethiopia, Singapore, France, the UK, Denmark, and South Africa in addition to many locations in the United States.