Author Archives: Mary Jo Feeney

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock of the National Skills Coalition cites ALL Access as an example in her recent post on The Well, an adult education blog developed by the U.S. division staff of World Education, Inc.

Jobs Club is for ELL adults who are looking for work.  At Jobs Club, learners practice language and skills for interviewing and completing job applications.  They practice digital literacy skills for the job search online: researching openings and navigating online applications.  They receive assistance with resume preparation and one-on-one support with their job search during officeContinue Reading

Our presentation at COABE 2015: Adult Education and Libraries: New (Emerging) Models for Learning and Workforce Development

Karisa Tashjian and Mary Jo Feeney attended the annual conference for the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) last week, and presented “Adult Education and Libraries: New (Emerging) Models for Learning and Workforce Development” to an enthusiastic and receptive group on Friday. In our presentation we demonstrate how in Rhode Island, ALL Access in theContinue Reading

JR Franco conducted a great interview with Betsy Dalton. Check it out here:

For more information about the Learning Lounge at Providence Public Library or the similar Learning Lab at Cranston Public Library, visit the page.

The new C-Lab at Cranston Public Library is the location of ALL Access services. It was an honor to host Congressman Jim Langevin and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung yesterday. Congressman Langevin posted on Facebook: When is the last time you visited your local library? Our libraries are essential centers of our communities and they doContinue Reading

Great coverage in the Cranston Herald in a piece by Kelcy Dolan “Library highlights adult learning programs, new technology during Reed visit.” Included in the article is a quote from Magdalena DeSousa, an ALL Access user who reports: “I worked in the financial industry for 17 years, and then to be cost effective they decidedContinue Reading

On February 28th, Karisa Tashjian and Don Gregory presented about the All Access in the Libraries project at a conference event at the University of Rhode Island. The conference was geared towards students and practicing librarians and centered around innovative technology initiatives in the library. The All Access team presented on Northstar computer certificate proctoring, one-to-one technologyContinue Reading

Karisa Tashjian, ALL Access Program Lead, and Mary Jo Feeney, MJIF Consulting, will be presenting at the Commission on Adult Basic Education’s (COABE) annual conference on Friday, 4/24 from 1:45pm-3:00pm in the L4 Sandstone. The presentation will be Adult Education & Libraries: New (Emerging) Models for Learning and Workforce Development: Urban libraries in Rhode Island areContinue Reading

  Both Providence and Cranston libraries are offering FREE appointments with a tech-savvy librarian or instructor. Learn more at!

This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services Grant LG-07-13-0318-13