ERIC Number: ED353852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Fort Berthold Library Literacy Program. Final Performance Report, October 1, 1988-September 30, 1989.
Fort Berthold Reservation Public Library, New Town, ND.
The report describes activities of the Fort Berthold Reservation Public Library (North Dakota) Literacy Program to meet six objectives for the 1988-89 project year. The program was designed specifically to promote literacy among three Native American tribes, the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara. Objectives included acquisition of a library literacy coordinator, development of an essay collection with cultural relevance to the three tribes, acquisition of traditional literacy materials, promotion of literacy services, and volunteer tutor training. The essay collection developed for the library was compiled from materials submitted by students in a local community college Native American literature program, biographies written by a literacy tutor, and the program's coordinator. The collection focused on five cultural aspects of the tribes: ancestors; contemporary stories; historic places and events; traditions; and traditional foods. It is reported that creation of the essay collection resulted in increased use of other library services. Promotion of the literacy program was achieved through local radio, newspapers, local service programs, television programs, activities of a designated state literacy day, and distribution of literacy materials by mail. All stated program goals and objectives were met. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Advertising, American Indians, Cultural Awareness, Essays, Library Acquisition, Library Circulation, Library Instruction, Library Services, Literacy Education, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Tutorial Programs, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Center for Libraries and Education Improvement.
Authoring Institution: Fort Berthold Reservation Public Library, New Town, ND.