ERIC Number: ED368880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Literacy Lending Library. Project Report.
Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.
A project established a lending library of literacy materials for Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) students who attended classes at over 20 satellite locations in Dauphin and Perry Counties, Pennsylvania. A student survey determined the types of materials of most interest. Results were compiled into categories such as: Beginning Readers; Consumer Information; Health Issues; Parenting Skills; Science Phenomena; Test-Taking Tips; Best Sellers; Self-Improvement; Reference Materials; Civics; Folktales; Mysteries; Science; and Social Studies. The survey also identified the kinds of magazines to be chosen for the library. Materials that were already in house and were in the selected categories were catalogued. Additional materials that were of high interest were procured for the lending library. A database of available materials in the lending libraries was created and from it "minicatalogues" were generated. These catalogues were usually generated at the request of teachers or students. A catalogue was designed, printed, and delivered to students through the teachers and by mail. Students could request books from the catalogue by filling out the request form and returning it to the teacher. In order for students to feel comfortable requesting books on confidential subjects, they had the option of having the books mailed to their homes. A user's survey and a teacher's survey were used to measure project effectiveness. (Appendixes include project forms and survey instruments. A copy of the catalogue is provided. It lists 464 books, magazines, audiotapes, and videotapes for adult learners and their families. An alphabetical index of titles is included.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.