ERIC Number: ED415879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Library Commission, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Beard, Patricia; Hudspeth, Jean
The Mississippi Library Commission conducted a project that involved raising public awareness, collection development, and English as a Second Language (ESL) services. The project served a community of over 200,000 people, with ESL learners as the specific target group. The goal of the project was to aid public library and other literacy efforts in selecting and providing ESL materials for students and teachers. A core collection of ESL materials for use by ESL instructors, trainers, and program directors was purchased. The collection, housed at the Mississippi Library Commission, allows ready access through an established library resource sharing network throughout all areas of the state. The bibliography of ESL materials produced through the project was distributed to all public libraries, literacy providers, school districts, colleges, and junior colleges. A survey accompanied the bibliography, and was intended to obtain feedback from service providers who have the most direct contact with the target population. Information from the survey was also used in planning for future literacy programs. Literacy students will benefit from both the literacy providers' use of the collection and from personal access to the collection. Attachments include newspaper articles, the survey, and a 46-page annotated bibliography with three indexes (author, subject, and series) of ESL literacy materials. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Agency Role, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Grants, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Resource Materials, Second Language Instruction, Shared Library Resources, State Agencies
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act