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ERIC Number: ED349006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Libraries and Literacy: A Program Planning Manual for Missouri Librarians.
Smith-Talley, Beatrice Moore, Comp.; Matson, Madeline, Ed.
Library literacy programs may be on-going or short-term, formal or informal, large or small. Librarians need to be aware of these programming options and select the program appropriate to their community's literacy needs and the resources the library can make available. This manual is designed to assist librarians in considering options and services and as a guide to program planning and implementation. It provides a generic program plan and an action plan; describes the overall steps needed to plan and implement a library literacy program; provides a planner's checklist; presents examples of small-scale and short-term activities; describes funding options and lists potential sources; describes student recruitment activities and teaching methods; lists sources of literacy materials; describes staffing options and the training of volunteer tutors; and provides suggestions on site selection, record management, and program evaluation. The five appendices include an explanation of low literacy skill levels; a job description for a volunteer tutor; characteristics of adult learners; guides for making libraries accessible to adult learners; and programming ideas for developing literacy awareness on college campuses. (Includes 36 references.) (KRN)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Fund Raising, Instructional Materials, Library Planning, Library Role, Literacy Education, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Teaching Methods, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Library, Jefferson City.