ERIC Number: ED416889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Wayne Township Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Smyth, Carol B.; Grannell, Dorothy S.; Moore, Miriam
The Literacy Resource Center project, a program of the Wayne Township Public Library also known as the Morrisson-Reeves Library (Richmond, Indiana), involved recruitment, retention, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer-assisted, other technology, employment oriented, intergenerational/family, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000 people and targeted the homeless, learning disabled, workforce/workplace learners, seniors/older citizens, intergenerational/families, and ESL learners. Tutoring was done one-on-one, in small groups, and in classes, using the Laubach, Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), Orton-Gillingham, and Steck-Vaughn methods. The project served 211 adult learners, and provided 3,710 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: program descriptions; family literacy attendance in 1992-93; weekly reading charts; 186-page curriculum and volunteer manual; program brochures; volunteer and supervisor job descriptions; training outlines; training evaluation; literacy sites 1992-93; permission to change use of funds; additional funds 1992-93; newsletters; and news releases and publicity. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Community Cooperation, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Homeless People, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Literacy Education, Microcomputers, Older Adults, Public Libraries, Publicity, Student Recruitment, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workplace Literacy
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: Wayne Township Public Library, Richmond, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act