ERIC Number: ED415878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-29
Reference Count: N/A
Lowell Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
The Lowell Public Library (Indiana) Adult Literacy Program expanded literacy efforts of the library and its volunteer tutors by increasing the program enrollment numbers of the functionally illiterate English-speaking, English as a Second Language (ESL), migrant workers, and Basic Math students; assisted students in achieving their stated goals in reading, writing, and speaking English; improved students' basic math skills; and taught students to use the resources of the library. The project served a community of 10,000-25,000 people. Tutoring using the Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) method was done one-on-one and in small groups. Volunteers expanded their tutoring efforts to include entire families. The program focused on partnership building within the community and with adjacent programs that serve low-level adult readers and their families. Partnerships with local industry continue to serve workplace literacy needs within the community. Attachments include lists of materials purchased, news articles, certificate of membership in the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition, Inc., literacy coordinator's monthly reports, promotional materials, tutor monthly reports, program brochure, and literacy newsletters. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Library Instruction, Library Role, Library Services, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Migrant Adult Education, Partnerships in Education, Public Libraries, Second Language Instruction, Student Recruitment, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Lowell Public Library, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act