Category Archives: Library 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

Betsy Dalton on Inclusive Library Services

JR Franco conducted a great interview with Betsy Dalton. Check it out here: https://jessarae020.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/betsy_dalton/

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.

Congressman Jim Langevin and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung Visit C-Lab

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

One-on-One Technology help at the library!

  Both Providence and Cranston libraries are offering FREE appointments with a tech-savvy librarian or instructor. Learn more at http://allaccessri.org/one-on-one-technology-help!

Visit an Exploration Station at Providence or Cranston Public Libraries

Do you or someone you know have a difficult time seeing the computer screen or using a mouse/keyboard? The ALL Access Assistive Technology Exploration Station has arrived at the Providence Public Library! Gloria Stuart from Tech ACCESS RI will be at PPL every other Thursday from 12:30 to 4. Gloria’s hours at Cranston Public Library SockanossettContinue 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

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

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