ERIC Number: ED415883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Morris, Karen L.; Porter, Connie
The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Virginia) conducted a project that involved training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, and computer assisted programs. The project served a population of 100,000-200,000, and targeted the homeless, workforce/workplace learning, and adult non- and new-readers. Tutoring was done one-on-one, using the Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) method. 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. The library provided books and other materials for new adult readers, meeting room space for tutoring and tutor workshops, sites at library branches for the literacy-computer training workstations, library skills expertise, personnel to manage the grant and to work in conjunction with a literacy organization in implementing the adult literacy services. Appendices include: tutor contact form; quarterly reports based on tutor contacts; volunteer support summary; annual LVA reports--volunteer and learner information; student/tutor profiles; volunteer survey; student survey and responses; student newsletter; press release on student William Gray; bookmobile schedule/newsletter insert; "Keywords" newsletter; program card and brochure; list of new books; and literacy program locations. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Federal Programs, Grants, Homeless People, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Facilities, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Publicity, Resource Materials, Student Recruitment, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, User Needs (Information), Volunteers, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA.; Literacy Volunteers of America--Charlottesville/Albemarle, VA.; Adult Education Center, Charlottesville, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act