ERIC Number: ED328277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Library Programs. Library Literacy Program: Analysis of Funded Projects, 1989. LSCA VI.
Humes, Barbara; Cameron, Carol
This report on the types of library projects funded by the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Library Literacy Program indicates that, out of the 533 state and local public library proposals which were submitted, 214 libraries in 47 states received funding, and that grants ranging in size from $1,400 to $25,000 were awarded to 16 state libraries and 198 local public libraries. Six sections divide the report. Section I provides an overview of the types of literacy activities that have found funding, e.g., projects which establish literacy collections, train tutors, offer English-as-a-Second-Language instruction, or provide family literacy services. Discussed in section II are the major developments in the areas of evaluation, family literacy, computer instruction, and special populations that have occurred in these projects. Examined in section III are such common characteristics of the 1989 project activities as collaboration, cooperation, coalition building; public awareness; training; collection development; technology-assisted approaches; special instructional components; and employment-oriented projects. Section IV provides an exhaustive list of the project activities and their activity codes, and section V presents descriptions of each project. Listed alphabetically by state, the project descriptions include the library name, address and phone number, director's name, amount of funding, and codes for activities encompassed by the project's scope. Finally, section VI presents an analysis of the 1989 applications, grants, and project activities and provides statistics on the applications received and funded; it also investigates state and local public library activities. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act