ERIC Number: ED351022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Forum on the Future: The Call for a National Library Literacy Conference. Final Performance Report, FY1989.
This report describes the process by which the 1990 conference for state library literacy consultants--"Strengthening the Literacy Network"--was planned and implemented and the conference results. The overarching goal of the project was to promote the implementation of effective and innovative literacy projects and strategies nationwide through the coordination and dissemination of information about successful library-based literacy programs. Three state library agencies working with key state and federal consultants helped plan the conference. Planning activities included meetings of the planning team; development and distribution of a survey instrument to determine the content of the conference; developing the program; disseminating promotional materials; handling conference logistics; and preparing for publication the conference proceedings. The primary project expense was travel for planning and for conference participation. Conference outcomes included: a list of resolutions, a finalized version of which was sent to staff coordinating the 1991 White House Conference on Library and Information Services; positive initial conference evaluations; ongoing contact among conference participants; information requests received by the project director from conference participants; and the use of ideas presented at the conference in state-level projects. It is noted that the publication of the conference proceedings was favorably received. A listing of the results of the January 1990 State Library Survey and a list of seven resolutions for consideration from the Alexandria State Library Literacy Forum conclude the narrative report. Supporting documentation provided in attachments to the final report (which make up more than half of the report) include pre-conference correspondence, memoranda, and an agenda for a planning meeting; the questionnaire used for the state library survey; conference publicity; a draft of the conference schedule; sample conference evaluations and correspondence with participants following the conference; response to the publication of the conference proceedings; and two published articles describing the conference. (KRN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston.; Michigan Library, Lansing.; Rhode Island Dept. of Library Services, Providence.
Identifiers: Library Services and Construction Act
Note: For the proceedings of the conference that resulted from this project, see ED 343 607.