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
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) http://www.commoncraft.com http://www.commoncraft.com Literacy NOW (Literacy Network of Washington) http://literacynow.info http://literacynow.info Study Guides and Strategies (in 34 languages) http://www.studygs.net http://www.studygs.net Links to Other ESL/Basic Studies websites http://www.rtc.edu/library/ProBasicStudies.htm http://www.rtc.edu/library/ProBasicStudies.htm
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