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Literacy Services in the Public Library
Alice Samkoe, Regina Public Library, Literacy Programmer
Loretta Paoli, Regina Public Library

Regina Public Library has developed an enormously successful one-to-one volunteer tutor program operated by a self-managed team to deliver literacy services in the system.

How this was developed, how it works, why it works are part of the topics to be discussed. 250 volunteers currently tutor at Regina Public Library in this award-winning literacy service.

3 PM ET Noon PT
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

The Benefits

Participants will learn how to:

* work effectively with adults learning English-as-a-Second Language or basic education.
* recruit, train, support and retain an active and enthusiastic volunteer base
* approach development of the workings for a self-managed team.

Who Should Participate?

Librarians and library staff involved with or interested in development of adult and family literacy.

Key Topics You Will Explore

* Regina Public Library Literacy Services: one-to-one tutoring, computer lab learning, conversation groups, library literacy collection, and outreach programs.
* Organizational structure: the advantages of the self-managed team.

Method of Instruction

Audio presentation with PowerPoint and handouts.


Member: $48.00 + GST
Non-Member: $68.00 + GST

About The Presenters......

Alice Samkoe is a former elementary school teacher and homemaker for 21 years, who returned to university for an Adult Education degree in order to work as a literacy programmer. She has worked for RPL since 1992 and in its Literacy Unit since 1997.

Loretta Paoli joined the RPL in 2004. In her work she recruits and trains both ESL and ABE volunteer tutors for RPL's tutoring program. Loretta's background includes 10 years of experience as an adult ESL instructor.

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