ERIC Number: ED416862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-13
Reference Count: N/A
Ouachita Parish Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program, 1992-1993.
Camp, Gloria S.
The Ouachita Parish Public Library (Louisiana) conducted a project that involved recruitment, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, technology, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of over 200,000 people, and targeted the learning disabled, mentally disabled, workforce/workplace learners, seniors/older citizens, and ESL learners. Tutoring was done using the Laubach method specifically for ESL learners, civil service test preparation, drivers' license test preparation, language experience, pre-GED, and sight word development. The project served 143 adult learners and provided 3,471 hours of direct tutoring service. The report provides a comparison of actual accomplishments to the following objectives for 1992-93: (1) at least 75 new adult learners will be recruited for the library literacy program, Project READ--A Second Chance; (2) at least 50% of the new adult learners who have been in the program at least 13 weeks will have made satisfactory progress in achieving literacy skills; (3) at least 75 new volunteers will be recruited as tutors; and (4) at least 70% of the new volunteers will successfully complete the Laubach Literacy Training Program. Appendices include the enrollment form for adult learners, tutorial log, volunteer enrollment and activity form, media messages and press release, printed program materials, outline of new volunteer training program, inservice training program information, advisory committee documentation, and sample of progress notes. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Grants, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Older Adults, 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: Quachita Parish Public Library, Monroe, LA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act