ERIC Number: ED245074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Libraries: A Discovery for Adult Learners. Final Report.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Adult and Community Education.
A project was initiated to develop a cooperative relationship between local adult education programs and public libraries. It was hoped that this relationship would result in greater use of library services by undereducated adults. In return, it was anticipated that libraries would refer undereducated adults to adult education programs. While all 66 parishes in Louisiana were involved at least minimally and asked to carry out basic activities, four pilot systems were encouraged to develop strategies and activities beyond those suggested statewide. Public/parish libraries were provided with bibliographies of adult education materials by the State Library. Publicity, public service announcements, and other media instruments were developed and distributed to publicize the joint effort. Information on adult learning and adult learner characteristics was issued to librarians through direct correspondence and the State Library newsletter. A questionnaire was mailed to adult education supervisors to determine the degree of participation existing between adult education programs and libraries at the initiation of the project. (Other contents of this report include reports from pilot parishes, correspondence, and a five-page bibliography of high-interest, low reading level books.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Adult and Community Education.