ERIC Number: ED415899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Stratford Library Association, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Stratford Library Association (Connecticut) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, intergenerational/family, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of 100,000-200,000, and targeted workforce/workplace learners, intergenerational/families, ESL, and learners in adult education and literacy classes. Tutoring was done one-on-one and in small groups, using the Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) method. The project served 338 adult learners, and provided 890 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. Appendices include newspaper articles; program brochures and flyers; thank-you letters from students; and a bibliography of books, tapes, and software, arranged by topic. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Intergenerational Programs, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Public Libraries, Publicity, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Stratford Library Association, CT.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act