Category Archives: Patron 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

Pawtucket Library explores assistive technology tools

Pawtucket Public Library Director, Susan Reed and Assistant Director, Chris Jeffers, listen to Gloria Stuart of Tech ACCESS RI describe the purpose of the ALL Access Exploration Station. Susan and Chris came to the Providence Public Library yesterday to hear more about ALL Access activities and are planning to implement many of the programs atContinue 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.

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!

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

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