Category Archives: Digital Literacy Services

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 the Libraries is becoming a key player in the adult education and workforce ecosystem. ALL Access in the Libraries focuses on the whole person, builds ongoing relationships, and offers need-driven, flexible, and open programming. This fills a gap in the workforce system that WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) aims to address. Also, library programs such as ALL Access can dramatically increase the capacity of the system at low cost. We encourage states and regions across the US to consider libraries as key partners. Unlike Adult Education programs or Career One-Stops, libraries establish lifelong relationships.

To learn more, check out our presentation! Adult Lifelong learning (ALL) ACCESS Final for COABE

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 presents innovative services for adults at University of Rhode Island library conference

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

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!

One-on-One Technology Help at Cranston Public Library

One-on-One Technology Help at Cranston Public Library

This summer, ALL Access in the Libraries launched an innovative service at the Cranston Public Library called “One-on-One Technology Help”. Patrons can schedule a one- to two-hour appointment with a librarian and receive help on using mobile devices, computers, and basic computer programs. After noticing that many patrons were struggling with classroom-style computer classes orContinue Reading

Digital Badging at Summer Institute in Digital Literacy at URI

Digital Badging at Summer Institute in Digital Literacy at URI

On Wednesday, July 16, Karisa Tashjian and Mary Jo Feeney presented a “Hot Topics” session at the Summer Institue in Digital Literacy at URI.  The Institute was a week-long, dynamic “Unconference” for teachers, librarians, and graduate students who are exploring and developing new practices for teaching and learning in the digital age.  Our prezi, DigitalContinue Reading

Introducing RI Resource Hub

We’re excited about this cool new tool to help Rhode Islanders find the career, education, and advancement resources they need. Learn more about it at http://riresourcehub.org!

Purpose

On a recent snowy day in Providence, while heading out for lunch, I ran into an older gentleman outside the library.  We immediately recognized each other and quickly reconnected.  “Hi Miss, I remember you from the library.   Thanks you so much for your help.  I was able to get my back rent and I haveContinue Reading

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