Automating Literacy: A Challenge for Libraries

Hardcover | April 1, 1991

byLinda Main

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This volume is a "how-to" guide to the use of computers in library-based adult literacy programs. Since the commitment to literacy training has become an integral part of libraries' efforts to offer equal access to information, Linda Main and Char Whitaker provide a comprehensive study of the efficacious role the computer can play in achieving this objective. The problems and successes associated with the introduction of computers into library literacy programs, as well as financial requirements, space, furniture, training, and the effect on other library operations are central to the study. The text also features a design for an ideal computerized literacy lab, an overview of compatible software, both existing and proposed, and a look at the rewards and challenges facing librarians, professional educators, and literacy program directors in the future. Appendixes provide country-wide information on libraries currently involved in automating literacy, main suppliers of literacy software, and consulting personnel.

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This volume is a "how-to" guide to the use of computers in library-based adult literacy programs. Since the commitment to literacy training has become an integral part of libraries' efforts to offer equal access to information, Linda Main and Char Whitaker provide a comprehensive study of the efficacious role the computer can play in a...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.16 × 5.66 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313275289

ISBN - 13:9780313275289

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?. . . Fighting illiteracy is a battle that is continually being waged and for those libraries that wish to become more involved, this book is a way to begin the process.?-Public Library Quarterly