ERIC Number: ED416881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Hess, Therese M.
The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library (West Virginia) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer assisted, other technology, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a three-county community of 50,000-100,000 and targeted inmates of correctional institutions, homebound, seniors/older citizens, migrant workers, ESL, and pre-GED learners. Tutoring was done one-on-one and in small groups, using the Laubach and Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) methods. The program served more than 250 adult learners, and provided 7,020 hours of direct tutoring service. 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. Attachments include: progress sheets, telephone information form, learner update report and permanent record, recruitment brochure, tutor retention questionnaire, newsletters, recruitment bookmarks and business cards, and library display advertising the literacy office. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Community Cooperation, Correctional Education, English (Second Language), Family Programs, Federal Programs, Grants, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Literacy Education, Microcomputers, Public Libraries, Publicity, 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: Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, WV.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act