ERIC Number: ED415882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Fort Collins Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Ladd, Joan; Rockwell, Connie
During the fiscal year 1992-1993, the Fort Collins Public Library (Colorado) conducted a project that involved the recruitment of tutors and adult learners, public awareness, training, and collection development. The project served a community of over 200,000 people, and had a target population of the local minority population, with an emphasis on recruiting Hispanic tutors and adult learners. The project trained 153 new volunteer tutors, and provided additional training to 55 current volunteer tutors. Project activities included: 12 basic tutor training orientation and core skills sessions for all adult literacy service projects; 22 specific tutor training sessions; public awareness events--National Library Week, National Literacy Day, and Community Environment Fair; media events--community television and radio programs; 11 monthly network meetings; reception for community-wide authors and illustrators of READ-UP series, a short anthology of stories for new adult readers; newsletters sent to tutors, service providers, and interested community members; maintenance of appropriate reading and tutorial materials for the READ-UP collection of materials devoted to marginally literate adult learners and new readers; and maintenance of a telephone line on which 1,347 calls for training and information were taken. Appendices include: tutor training materials and evaluation forms; materials from the Larimer County Adult Literacy Network; READ-UP materials purchased; adult literacy newsletter; newspaper articles and other public relations materials; letters regarding additional funding; cooperative efforts with other libraries and literacy programs; survey of adult basic education/ESL staff and teachers; adult learner services; and director's job description. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Federal Programs, Grants, Hispanic Americans, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Public Libraries, Publicity, Student Recruitment, 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: Fort Collins Public Library, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act