ERIC Number: ED415914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
West Georgia Regional Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Willis, Roni L.
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 West Georgia Regional Library conducted a project from October 1992 until September 1993 that involved collection development and providing tutoring services to adult learners in a community of 100,000-200,000 people. The project goal was to cooperate with other community agencies in a coordinated effort to increase the reading level of the population in two counties that the library serves. The project provided classroom instruction, small group instruction, and one-on-one tutoring, using the Laubach and Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) methods. The project served more than 350 adult learners, and provided more than 100 hours of direct tutoring service. The West Georgia Regional Library System purchased high interest, low vocabulary informational and recreational library materials to support a basic literacy program already in progress in Carroll and Haralson Counties. Basic literacy and GED classes were offered, and new adult reader collections were placed in five libraries. Patrons in other library system libraries have access to the new reader collection through interlibrary loan. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Publicity, Resource Materials, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: West Georgia Regional Library, Carrollton, GA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act