Category Archives: Program Development

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.

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!

Governor’s Workforce Board Biennial Report cites Learning Lounge and RI Resource Hub as progress

The full report is available as a .pdf here.

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

Webwise ’14 Was Outstanding #webwise14

In early February, Karisa Tashjian, Program Lead, and Mary Jo Feeney attended the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) WebWise 2014 conference, Anchoring Communities, in Baltimore.  The conference offered exposure to myriad innovations in the museum and library field that are the supported with funding from the IMLS. The conference organization itself was innovative.Continue Reading

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