The Dementia Friendly Library: Increasing belonging in Virginia Libraries

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The Dementia Friendly Library Challenge, held in January and February of 2024, served as a an opportunity for library workers in Virginia to gain a better understanding of dementia and how to best serve patrons with dementia and their care partners. Join Nan Carmack, Ed.D., from the Library of Virginia, to learn about Virginia dementia and mild cognitive impairment data, resources to support folks with dementia, examples of library practices and the challenge itself. Replication of the challenge and broad sharing are encouraged! 


Nan Carmack, Ed.D., M.L.I.S., M.Ed., is the Director of Library Development and Networking, working with all the public libraries in the Commonwealth. Nan lives in Richmond with her husband and three dogs. She believes that libraries are the intersection between intellectural curiosity and social justice and hosts annual inclusion challenges for Virginia library workers. Current data and her lived experience in caring for her father with dementia was the impetus for this challenge.

This webinar supports the mission of the NNLM through the initiative of environmental determinants of health by increasing inclusiveness in built environment communities.

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Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): June 25, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: MLA, CHIS Level 1
This class is sponsored by Region 1.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Faith Steele
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