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ERIC Number: ED415905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
East Bay Literacy Cooperative, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LCSA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Farrell-Bergeron, Frances
This final performance report compares the goals and actual accomplishments of a project focused on establishing a basic, cooperative literary collection, with the specific goal of improving availability of and access to literacy materials for literacy providers and students. The project included coalition building, public awareness, basic literacy, collection development, and English as a Second Language (ESL) as areas of focus. The project targeted adult new readers and the ESL population in a community between 50,000 and 100,000. A training manual "Establishing a Cooperative Literacy Collection" was produced out of this effort. The manual describes the process used to identify the need for literacy materials and the process of becoming sensitive to the needs of the adult learner clientele. Three appendices include: (1) "Establishing a Cooperative Literacy Collection" (manual); (2) Literacy Coordinator Job Description (with the resume of the hired Literacy Coordinator attached); and (3) Literacy Provider Contacts. The East Bay Literacy Cooperative is comprised of the public libraries of Barrington, Bristol, E. Providence, and Warren, Rhode Island. (Author/JAK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: East Bay Literacy Cooperative, East Providence, RI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act