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ERIC Number: ED416873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Irvington Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Shader, Holly
The Irvington Public Library (Irvington, New Jersey) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, and intergenerational/family programs. The project served a community of 25,000-50,000 people, and targeted the learned disabled and intergenerational/families. Tutoring was done one-on-one and in classrooms, using the Laubach and Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) methods. The project served more than 136 adult learners and provided 2-5 hours of direct tutoring per week. The report provides a comparison of actual accomplishments to goals and objectives set forth in the grant application; comparison between proposed and actual expenditures; specific 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; and the impact of the federal project on the ongoing program of the library. Includes a sample of student interviews and interview guide; promotional materials; college acceptance letter of a former GED student; tutor materials, tutor follow-up questionnaire; news articles about the program; outline of the family literacy program; and student and tutor/instructor of the year awards. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Irvington Public Library, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act