Category Archives: Professional Development

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

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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

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

We’ve launched our website!

ALLACCESS has launched http://allaccessri.org to reach out to librarians, adult educators, workforce professionals, policy-makers and others who wish to learn from and/or contribute to our mission to leverage libraries to innovate and integrate adult education and workforce resources for all adults in Rhode Island.  This project is funded by a two-year leadership grant from the InstituteContinue Reading

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