ERIC Number: ED415874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Bitterroot Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
The Bitterroot Public Library (Hamilton, Montana) serves a county of 50,000-100,000 people. The Bitterroot Public Library conducted a project that involved recruitment, coalition building, public awareness, training, rural oriented, basic literacy, tutoring, employment oriented, intergenerational/family, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project targeted the learning disabled, inmates of correctional institutions, workers laid off from the logging industry, intergenerational/families, and people for whom English is a second language. Tutoring was done one-on-one and in small groups, using the LVA method. Twenty new tutors were trained, and 34 additional students were recruited for program services. Of the 47 program participants, 4 were incarcerated in the county jail, 3 were laid off from the lumber industry, and nearly half were referred by human or social service agencies. The project had a tremendous impact on the ongoing program to provide literacy services to adults in Ravalli County. Includes the jail tutoring policy, information on "Family of Readers" workshops, family literacy evaluation report and survey form, newspaper articles, and a student story published in "New Writers Voices." (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: Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, MT.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act