Presentation on theme: "Which library does YOUR library look like? Library A Library B."— Presentation transcript:
Which library does YOUR library look like? Library A Library B
For most of our students…
But maybe for some students…
Are we serving all our students? ABE GED Developmental I-BEST ESL/ELL/EFL With Variety of: Formats Languages Reading Levels Workshops
Information Resources to Support Pre-College Level Classes Facilitated by RTC’s Debbie Crumb Revised 11/18/09 A Conversation at the LSTA Workshop November 20, 2009
What We’ll Discuss Collection development Customer groups Sampling of resources Opportunity to get “hands-on” Fabulous, fabulous prizes!
Collection Development Identify & partner with stakeholders Identify user groups & their needs Provide materials in various formats Provide information literacy training Ask users for suggestions/feedback Publicize resources to users
Identify & Partner w/Stakeholders College trustees College administration College foundation Student government Students, faculty, staff ~ pre-college classes Faculty from other programs/classes Library staff
Who are our users in pre-college level classes?
ABE (Adult Basic Education) Adults wanting to improve reading, writing and/or math skills. Levels 1-4 and 5-6. May or may not want to take college-level courses. Needs: CASAS testing, math, reading, writing, info literacy, life skills including job hunting, civics, etc.
GED (General Education Degree) Working on earning the equivalent of a HS diploma. Needs: CASAS testing, math, reading, writing, social studies, science, GED testing, info literacy, life skills including job hunting, civics, etc.
Developmental Student needing brush-up in English and/or Math in order to take college- level courses in those subjects. Needs: COMPASS testing, math, reading, writing, info literacy, life skills including job hunting, civics, etc.
ESL/ELL/EFL Levels 1 – 6 English language instruction for immigrants regardless of education level in native language. May also be in other user groups (ABE/GED, etc.) Needs: CASAS testing, English- language listening and speaking, reading, writing, info literacy, life skills including job hunting, citizenship, civics, etc.
I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training) Students in select, special occupational programs that receive extra help in academic and/or English-language skills. Needs: CASAS and COMPASS testing, English-language listening and speaking, reading, writing, occupational skills, info literacy, life skills including job hunting, citizenship, civics, etc.
Formats - Materials Books Media Games Realia
Display of sampling of materials Testing (Compass, CASAS, GED, TABE) ESL/ELL/EFL Reading Writing Math Occupational Skills Life Skills including Job Hunting Civics and Citizenship
Websites Common Craft (“In Plain English” videos) Literacy NOW (Literacy Network of Washington) Study Guides and Strategies (in 34 languages) Links to Other ESL/Basic Studies websites
Literacy Now Resources Check It Out Handbook: Guide for Library Staff Check It Out Visuals: Package of Graphics for Libraries ESL Annotated Bibliography (free online) Literacy in Life: Handbook for Volunteer Literacy Tutors Making it Real: Teaching Pre-literate Adult Refugee Students (free online) Teaching English Language Learners: Handbook for Volunteers
Specially designed workshops
User suggestions & feedback Library liaison to Basic Studies Dept. faculty requesting input/ideas Awareness of user wants/needs & gaps Listen!
Publicize your resources staff re: new materials/resources “Show & Tell” at orientations & mtgs. Posters & flyers around campus Library displays Other ideas? LoveYourLibrary
We can affect which library our students will see… Library A Library B