Category Archives: Adult Education Services

Federal Initiative Highlights Role of Libraries in Immigrant Skill-Building

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.
http://thewell.worlded.org/federal-initiative-highlights-role-of-libraries-in-immigrant-skill-building/

Providence Public Library hosts Jobs Club for ELL adults

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

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

Watch a short video about the Learning Lounge

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

Senator Jack Reed Visits New C Lab

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

ALL Access will be presenting at COABE 2015 in Denver in April

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

Learning Lounge at PPL celebrates a milestone

Today, the 100th adult learner visited Learning Lounge at Providence Public Library! This concludes the soft opening portion of our program and we are looking forward to ramping up in 2015!

U.S. Senator Jack Reed Visits Providence Public Library, “checks out” ALL Access

It was an exciting day for ALL Access and an honor to host the Senator.  Find the official press release here:  http://www.reed.senate.gov/news/releases/reed-visits-providence-public-library-to-check-out-progress-on-workforce-services-for-job-seekers-and-adult-education-programs

ALL Access featured in joint effort announcement from DOE and IMLS

It was an honor to be featured in this month’s “Dear Colleague” letter from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education.  ALL Access is highlighted with four other programs as examples of innovative partnerships between the public adult educationContinue Reading

Learning Lounge Now Open!

Learning Lounge Now Open!

The Learning Lounge at the Providence Public Library is an inviting, casual space for technology-enabled adult learning.  The Learning Lounge is an environment where adults can use digital tools and resources for education and career needs, improve their computer skills, and learn with and from their peers.  Experienced teachers are on hand to guide and supportContinue Reading

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