ERIC Number: ED358872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Embracing the Tiger: Learning from Public Library Literacy Programs.
Seager, Andrew J.; And Others
Characteristics of selected public libraries into which adult literacy programs have become integrated are reported. Data are drawn from visits to five library literacy programs, telephone interviews with officials of 20 selected library literacy programs, and data submitted in the nominations of 68 programs from 22 states. Part 1 describes the leadership, organizational and staff support, and key components of the library literacy program studied. These programs regard community members as clients and literacy programming as essential to the library mission. All made effective use of publicity and were able to pick the time to implement the program effectively. Needs assessment prepared the libraries to deal with any community resistance and meet community information needs. Details of library services offered are sketched. Part 2 provides detailed case study site descriptions for sites in California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Washington. In Part 3, the study framework and approach are described, and Part 4 gives summary descriptions of 49 nominated programs by state. (Contains 32 endnotes.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.