Monday, January 04, 2010

Learning Express Consortium

The Libraries for Literacy program of the North Texas Library Partners is now accepting applications for grants to assist membership in the NTLP Learning Express Consortium. This consortium is made up of NTLP member libraries and gives residents of the participating communities access to the LearningExpress Library™ online learning platform. We will subsidize up to $1,000 of the membership cost and have a total of $10,000 to work with.

The LearningExpress Library™ online learning platform has helped millions of library patrons and students prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, homeland security, and much more, as well as improve job skills such as creating a great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. The platform also has interactive tutorials to help users improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, ACT, and SAT. The innovative platform includes self-paced interactive study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback, and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Libraries of all types are eligible, including public, school, academic, and special. The library must be located in Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Denton, Erath, Foard, Hardeman, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, or Young county. All libraries are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to those who are not already members.

The application package is available for viewing and online submission at the Libraries for Literacy website ( For more information, contact Paul Waak at 817-377-4440 or Applications are due February 1, 2010, at 11:59 pm CST. Decisions will be announced March 1, 2010.

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