The Teaching Resources Center (TRC) of the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) created a Mobile Engagement Program to serve the literacy and curricular needs of a public high school and a child care center located on the campus.
This program was funded in part by The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program through the State Library of North Carolina.
This program draws on one of the TRC’s roles as a model school library, providing students from both the high school and the child care program materials to suit their needs within the TRC collections. The challenge for both groups is that they are limited in terms of mobility and time to access library resources on site. The TRC purchased a Book Bike to start delivering books to the high school at lunchtime to increase students’ access to library materials. Based on the success of the Book Bike initiative (the Creativity Cruiser), the TRC staff sought funding to create kits that specifically addressed literacy and curricular needs of the two distinct user groups. Each kit had a theme with materials that included books, teaching manipulatives, and technologies. The kits are brought to each school via the Creativity Cruiser along with supplemental materials from the TRC collection. Students and teachers check out the materials and may return the materials at the next Creativity Cruiser visit.
This poster will report on notes from creating the Mobile Engagement Program, usage by students and teachers, and other novel findings of the project.