ERIC Number: ED415873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Meriden Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
The Literacy Learning Center Project, a project of the Meriden Public Library (Connecticut), targeted the educationally underserved and functionally illiterate, and involved recruitment, retention, space renovation, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer assisted services, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community size of 50,000 to 100,000. Tutoring was done one-on-one and in small groups, using the LVA method. Students took pre- and post-tests, and were interviewed to identify personal goals. The project raised community awareness of literacy issues and of the literacy center through public service announcements, promotional posters, and a speakers bureau that talked to social service agencies and service clubs. The project recruited 137 new students and 103 new tutors. A literacy center, the "Reading Zone," was created in the Meriden Public Library. Tutor training workshops were conducted with trainers from Literacy Volunteers of South Central Connecticut. In-service training sessions were held to up-grade tutor skills and to teach them to use the computer as a teaching tool. Includes the tutor training workshop schedule, in-service program schedule, sample of tutoring materials purchased, list of agency collaborators, and student profile form. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Meriden Public Library, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act