ERIC Number: ED365349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Grants Awarded to State and Public Libraries To Acquire Foreign Language Materials--Fiscal Year 1993. Library Programs. Announcement.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
This publication provides one-paragraph descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education to state and public libraries under the Foreign Language Materials Acquisition Program, Title V of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA). In fiscal year 1993, 104 applications were received and 30 grants (29 to local libraries and one to a state library) totalling one million dollars were made to support the efforts of local libraries in 13 states to develop foreign language materials collections. Thirty percent of the available funding was designated for grants of between $35,000 and $125,000. The rest of the grants ranged from $8,000 to $35,000. Seventeen projects rely exclusively on Spanish language materials; others include Asian, Russian, and multilanguage materials. Grant funds are used for the purchase of books, magazines, newspapers, audio and videocassettes, and computer software. The materials support educational and instructional library programs and services, as well as adult education programs and literacy efforts. They supplement materials available to school-age children and support preschool story hours, enabling parents to read to children in their native languages. They supply current information, particularly through magazines and newspapers, to seniors, adults, young adults, and children across the United States. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.