ERIC Number: ED416866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Providence Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Darman, Linda; Trissler, Roseanne
This final performance report for the Providence Public Library literacy project begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next section compares actual accomplishments to project goals for 1992-93. Topics addressed in this narrative section include: (1) contributions of the Family Writing Center to the development of the reading, writing, and communication skills of participating adults and school-age children; (2) family participation in a variety of interviewing, writing, editing, and computer keyboarding activities; (3) development of a computer lab handbook; (4) use of public library services by participants; (5) establishment and staffing of a computer writing lab; and (6) set up of a literacy and English as a Second Language referral database. Proposed and actual expenditures are compared. Activities undertaken are described, including student and volunteer recruitment, student writing activities focusing on the sharing of family stories, library tours and referral assistance, program evaluation, conference presentations on the project, and the establishment of the Writing Center Computer Lab. The role of the library, contributions of other organizations, facilities used, and project impact are summarized. Attachments include a program orientation outline, an oral history workbook, a teacher guide, examples of students' stories, and the computer lab handbook. (MES)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Centers, Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Expenditures, Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Oral History, Public Libraries, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Providence Public Library, RI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act