ERIC Number: ED416873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Irvington Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
The Irvington Public Library (Irvington, New Jersey) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, and intergenerational/family programs. The project served a community of 25,000-50,000 people, and targeted the learned disabled and intergenerational/families. Tutoring was done one-on-one and in classrooms, using the Laubach and Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) methods. The project served more than 136 adult learners and provided 2-5 hours of direct tutoring per week. The report provides a comparison of actual accomplishments to goals and objectives set forth in the grant application; comparison between proposed and actual expenditures; specific details of activities undertaken; the role the library played in the accomplishment of the goals and objectives; agencies and organizations that assisted in the project; and the impact of the federal project on the ongoing program of the library. Includes a sample of student interviews and interview guide; promotional materials; college acceptance letter of a former GED student; tutor materials, tutor follow-up questionnaire; news articles about the program; outline of the family literacy program; and student and tutor/instructor of the year awards. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Publicity, Tutor Training, Tutoring, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Irvington Public Library, NJ.
Identifiers: Library Services and Construction Act; Volunteer Recruitment
Note: Pages 28-48 are primarily poor quality photocopies of pages from newspapers, magazines, flyers, letters, etc.