ERIC Number: ED416864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Chandler Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Drake, Karen; Rodriguez, Leonard
This final performance report for the Chandler Public Library literacy project for fiscal year 1992 begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next section compares actual accomplishments to the project goal--to improve the quality of life for illiterate, semiliterate, and non-English-speaking citizens by providing a comprehensive and coordinated literacy program in the community--and related objectives: (1) to establish, maintain, and maximize use of three learning centers for literacy instruction; (2) to establish the public library as a literacy clearinghouse, both for citizens seeking literacy instruction and for volunteer tutors; (3) to provide language literacy services to the Hispanic population; and (4) to develop a collection of literacy and adult basic education materials and to make that collection available both to individuals and other libraries. The acquisition and implementation of two SOLO workstations is discussed as a strategy for accomplishing the first objective. Proposed and actual expenditures are compared. Activities undertaken are described, including library materials acquired and a site visit to observe the library literacy program at Redwood City (California).The role of the library, contributions of other organizations, facilities used, and project impact are described. (MES)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Expenditures, Federal Programs, Grants, Hispanic Americans, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Resource Materials, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workstations
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Chandler Public Library, AZ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act