ERIC Number: ED415896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Hall, Christine Betz; Sherif, Sue; Hurbi, Crystal
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library (Alaska) conducted a project that involved recruitment, 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 of 50,000-100,000, and targeted inmates of correctional institutions, welfare recipients, and ESL learners. Tutoring was done one-on-one, using the Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) method and materials developed by the Literacy Council of Alaska. The project served 353 adult learners and provided 4,300 hours of direct tutoring service. The report provides a comparison of actual accomplishments to goals and objectives set forth in the grant application; a comparison between proposed and actual expenditures; specific details of activities undertaken; the role the library played in the accomplishment of the goals and objectives; agencies and organizations that assisted in the project; and the impact of the federal project on the ongoing program of the library. Attachments contain lists of project sites, donors, and organizations that volunteered services; cultural forum materials; prison tutoring program training manual; literacy consortium meeting agendas; volunteer tutor recruitment and training materials; and program brochures, promotional materials, newspaper articles, and evaluation forms. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Activities, Educational Cooperation, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Functional Literacy, Grants, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Prisoners, Public Libraries, Publicity, Resource Materials, Student Recruitment, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Fairbanks North Star Borough Library, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act