(15 ILCS 322/25)
    Sec. 25. Technical assistance.
    (a) The Literacy Office of the State Library shall provide technical assistance to public and private efforts for the purpose of facilitating the elimination of illiteracy. Assistance to those entities shall include:
        (1) dissemination of information on model programs
and exemplary practices;
        (2) development of a universal system for evaluation
and assessment that ensures public funds are being used in the best possible manner;
        (3) provision of program and technical assistance in
order to improve the effectiveness of literacy programs;
        (4) provision of literacy materials and information,
capitalizing on the resources and delivery network available through the State Library System, which will foster better coordination of literacy efforts throughout the State;
        (5) provision of training for those education
agencies or organizations who wish to work with employers to provide literacy services and certifying those who have participated in the training as qualified to deliver literacy services.
    (b) The Literacy Office may receive funds and collect fees to provide these services and may accept funds for these purposes from the federal government, its agencies or officers, to provide any or all of these services. All funds received under this subsection shall be deposited into the Literacy Services Fund, a special fund hereby created in the State treasury.
(Source: P.A. 87-992.)