ERIC Number: ED417587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Tom Green County Library's Literacy Grant, October, 1992-September, 1993, Final Performance Report.
Vavricka, D. Karen
This report describes and evaluates an adult and family literacy education program at the Tom Green County Library (Texas). The project's objectives were to: provide a full-time library staff member to establish, coordinate, and promote an information, referral, and follow-up support system for literacy students; offer two in-service sessions in student counseling techniques for 20 tutors already in the literacy program; establish a student support group; recruit five volunteer student supporters; develop a year-round volunteer retention and recruitment campaign; recruit and train 50 tutors; recruit ten students who are parents of young children into the family literacy program; provide free child care to enable four students to attend 40 tutoring sessions; provide 50 student-tutor pairs with free instructional materials purchase 200 low reading level items to begin an extension collection of circulating books at the adult basic education (ABE) center; and promote regular library use among literacy and ABE students. The report summarizes the extent to which each objective was achieved, describes related activities and project highlights, and presents financial information on the project. Substantial related materials are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act