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\ VOL.?42 NO. 4 OCTOBER 1984 \ 'I
The State Library Board met October 9, 198 , in Columbus. Nine Library
Services and Construction Act (LSCA) grants were made.
Defiance Public Library, $16,701, to fund WINDOWS: A Microcomputer
Project will provide at least 500 people basic instruction in microcomputing.
Compact microcomputers, complete with carrying case, accessories. user's
manual, and supplemental books will be loaned to patrons 18 years of age or
older 8S part of this program.
Ohio Humanities Council, Columbus, $7,500, to hire "Let's Talk About Itll
project coordinator to carry out this National Endowment for the Humanities
grant which will provide programs in public libraries. (see related story on
STATE LIBRARY'S LITERACY CONFERENCE A SUCCESS
More than 75 people participated in
IINew Readers and Small Libraries,lI a
literacy conference sponsored by The State
Library of Ohio September 19-21 in
In his keynote address September 19
following a banquet dinner, George W.
Eyster of Morehead State University
discussed the nature and extent of adult
illiteracy in the US and around the
world. Formerly Executive Director of the
Appalachian Adult Education Project(AAEP)
Eyster presented the characteristics of
the more than 60 million adults in the US
who might benefit from greater literacy
development. He suggested a continuum of
four groups, ranging from Group t (adults
who are literate, but lack a high school
diploma) to Group IV (adults who a re
illiterate and have been called the
II stationary poorll
). Eyster described the
different characteristics of the people
who fall within these four gr oups in terms
of such factors as need, employment,
health and skills, all of which affect
recruitment and participation in literacy
programs and the design and delive~y of
Bobbie O'Brien leads a group session on
locating and evaluating high/low materials.
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