ERIC Number: ED416883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Hopkinsville-Christian County Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Nevels, Vada Germaine
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Library (Kentucky) conducted a project that involved recruitment, public awareness, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer-assisted, other technology, and intergenerational/family programs. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000 people, and targeted the learning disabled, seniors/older citizens, intergenerational/families, and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Tutoring was done one-on-one and in small groups, using the Laubach and Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) methods. The project served 800 adult learners and provided 265 hours of direct tutoring service. The grant provided for the expansion of the successful existing literacy laboratory at the library. Other objectives of the project were to: retain a qualified instructor for the library's literacy laboratory; purchase and catalog all video/audio tapes and books; identify and train at least 10 new volunteer tutors who wanted to use the computers; and to increase by 10 the number of tutor/learner teams which would use the library on a regular basis. Data tables containing budget information and the resulting survey are appended. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Community Cooperation, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Literacy Education, Microcomputers, Older Adults, Public Libraries, Publicity, Tutor Training, Tutoring, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Hopkinsville-Christian County Library, Hopkinsville, KY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act