ERIC Number: ED415915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-27
Reference Count: N/A
Evangeline Parish Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program, FY 1992.
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 Evangeline Parish Library (Louisiana) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, rural oriented, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, and computer assisted programs. The project served a community of 25,000-50,000 people, and targeted the learning disabled, mentally disabled, English as a Second Language (ESL), farm workers and their families, low-income persons, minorities, and lumbermen and their families. One-on-one tutoring was done using the Laubach and Steck-Vaugh methods. The project provided a total of 1,212 hours of direct tutoring service to 40 adults. The report provides a comparison of actual accomplishments to the objective for fiscal year 1992- to locate, reach out to, and assist illiterate adults 16 years old and older (and not in school) who do not have a secondary education or its equivalent to acquire basic reading, writing, and speaking skills and other basic skills necessary to become functional adults while simultaneously improving their self-esteem and confidence. Proposed and actual expenditures are compared. 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, the impact of the federal project on the ongoing program of the library, and recommendations and observations are included. Appendices include newspaper clippings, samples of posters and flyers, and sample student and tutor record forms. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Farmers, Federal Programs, Grants, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Lumber Industry, Minority Groups, Public Libraries, Publicity, Rural Areas, 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: Evangeline Parish Library, Ville Platte, LA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act