ERIC Number: ED335491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Library Literacy Grant, October 1, 1988--September 30, 1989. Final Financial Status and Performance Report.
Anderson Public Library, IN.
The Anderson, Indiana, Public Library conducted a Library Literacy Program that employed a 30-hour per week literacy coordinator. The coordinator's duties were to promote public awareness, recruit volunteer tutors and students, establish library collections, provide support and reinforcement to literacy tutors, and coordinate the supply of literacy tutors to the Adult Basic Education, Community Justice, and Work Incentive (WIN) literacy programs. Awareness and publicity techniques used throughout the county included the following: flyers, personal contact with agency staff, letters to churches, speeches and appeals to community groups, and newspaper and radio publicity. The continuing increase in the number of students and tutors was a measure of success. Literacy stations, including collections of materials, were continued in four small public libraries in the county. The project provided support in the form of training of, regular contact with, and reinforcement to literacy volunteers in the small libraries and central library. Tutors were provided for a cooperative community General Educational Development program, literacy programs conducted by local businesses and industries, Community Justice Center, and WIN/Impact program. (Appendixes include a list of a core set of materials, materials from the Intergenerational Intensive Phonics Class, correspondence, and a public service announcement.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Anderson Public Library, IN.