ERIC Number: ED415903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Jackson District Library, 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 Jackson District Library (Michigan) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, employment oriented, intergenerational/family, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of 100,000-200,000 people, and targeted the homeless, learning disabled, workforce/workplace learners, seniors/older citizens, and intergenerational/families. Tutoring was done one-on-one, using the Michigan Method. The project served 96 adult learners, and provided 1,583 hours of direct tutoring service. This report describes activities from October 1992-September 1993 and 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 highlighting the program; literacy council newsletters; "New Voices in Writing"--a compilation of student writing; tutor training evaluation form and compilation of results; tutor handbook; program brochures and flyers; reading tips for parents; and "Read All About It!"--a supplement to the "Jackson Citizen Patriot" in honor of National Literacy Day. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Homeless People, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Older Adults, Public Libraries, Publicity, Second Language Instruction, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Jackson District Library, MI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act