ERIC Number: ED247464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Library Literacy Connection. Using Library Resources with Adult Basic Education Students.
Weibel, Marguerite Crowley
This handbook for librarians and adult basic education (ABE) teachers examines existing and potential library-literacy connections. Chapter I discusses methods and criteria for selecting and evaluating books for new readers. Both readability levels and the quality of books are considered. The second chapter examines the library's general collection to find a whole range of materials that can help adult students at all levels from beginning reading through high school equivalency. It acquaints librarians and ABE teachers with the skills that adult new readers must master, the techniques and materials used to teach those skills, and the kinds of materials any public library will have on hand to help new readers develop those skills. Chapter III discusses questions and concerns relating to special collections for ABE students, including organization and kinds of materials. Chapter IV suggests ways public libraries and ABE programs can work together to motivate students to use the public library. A process model for library-ABE cooperation is offered. Appendixes include sources of materials for adult new readers, a classification scheme and evaluation forms for adult new reader materials, a selected bibliography from the general collection, and a bibliography of suggested readings. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Library, Columbus.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Public Library of Columbus and Franklin County, OH.