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ERIC Number: ED340262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
[Fresno County Library Rural Literacy Outreach Program. Final Performance Report, 1988-1989.]
Walling, Joyce
The Library Rural Literacy Outreach Program targeted to ten rural communities in the Fresno County, California, Free Library district is reported. The sites were chosen based on inquiries from volunteers in those communities and support for the program by the branch library staff. Goals of the program were to provide literacy services to adult learners needing basic skills or English as a Second Language skills and to solicit community commitment to participate in the program. Among the outcomes of the program are the following: (1) existing literacy tutorials were supported through inservice programs; (2) literacy materials were purchased to expand and enrich existing collections; (3) 40 volunteers were recruited from the ten targeted areas; (4) tutor-training workshops were provided; (5) adult learners needing literacy services were recruited; (6) trained tutors were matched with adult learners in the rural communities; and (7) the progress of tutorials was monitored through written reports from tutors. Program difficulties were the result of low attendance in spite of high interest, limited shelf space for new library acquisitions, and the reluctance of some tutors to be matched immediately with an adult learner. Attachments to this report include a press release on the program, a newspaper recruitment article, tutor reports, and a sample list of learner goals. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fresno County Free Library, Fresno, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California