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.

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

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.

What is Assistive Technology?

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

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

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