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Title:Seniors in the Digital Age and Those Who Serve Them: 10 Lessons from a Doctoral Dissertation
Author(s):Lenstra, Noah
Subject(s):Seniors and technology use
Digital inclusion
Digital age
Community informatics
Aging Society
Abstract:This month the Community Informatics Research Lab graduated its first University of Illinois PhD student. Others have completed their PhDs in China after just one year in the lab, but Noah Lenstra was part of the lab for seven years as a masters, certificate of advanced study, and doctoral student. Noah’s background reading and one full year of field work at six local sites resulted in new ideas and practical findings. Before he leaves this summer to join the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Noah shared what he learned with community colleagues on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 4-5:30 pm at the Douglass Annex Senior Center, 806 N 5th Street, Champaign. This CI Lab Note contains highlights for seniors, senior centers, libraries, will-be seniors, and the communities of which they are part. For the full text of Noah’s dissertation please see: Lenstra, N. (2016). “The community informatics of an aging society: A comparative case study of senior centers and public libraries.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Available online at
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Lenstra, N (2016). Seniors in the Digital Age and Those Who Serve Them: 10 Lessons from a Doctoral Dissertation. Community Informatics Lab Notes (University of Illinois School of Information Sciences) 17. Available at
Series/Report:Community Informatics Lab Notes 17
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Technical Report
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-29

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