ERIC Number: ED310790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Library Programs. Library Literacy Program: Analysis of Funded Projects 1988. LSCA VI.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
The Library Literacy Program, Title VI of the Library Services and Construction Act, is the largest federal library program under which state and local public libraries can apply directly to the U.S. Department of Education to compete for literacy grant awards. State public libraries may use the grant funds to coordinate and plan library literacy programs and arrange for training of librarians and volunteers to carry out the programs. Local public libraries may use the funds to promote the use of voluntary service of individuals, agencies, and organizations in providing literacy programs and to acquire library materials, use library facilities, and train volunteers. In fiscal year (FY) 1988, 224 grants totaling over $4.7 million were awarded; grants ranged in size from $1,000 to $25,000, and averaged $21,370. This report examines and analyzes the types of projects funded in FY 1988. Section 1 discusses probable trends and major directions taking place in the Title VI projects; Sections 2 through 11 discuss and give examples of common elements that characterize the projects. Three appendixes, which make up a large part of the report, provide (1) a list of the types of activities undertaken in individual FY 1988 projects together with a code for each activity; (2) a list of projects by state and library which gives for each project the name and number of the library director, the telephone number, amount of funding, and codes for the activities engaged in; and (3) a statistical report and analysis of the program, which includes descriptions of the activities listed in the first appendix. (SD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Grants, Library Collection Development, Library Services, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Public Libraries, State Libraries, Training, Tutors
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act