Tuesday, March 31, 2015

National & International Literacy & Library Events : : April 2015

National & International Literacy & Library Events
 April 2015

SCLLN
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National -
the Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

National Library Week
Apr. 1+ REFORMA National Conference:  San Diego Library, CA
Apr. 9+ Virginia Hamilton Conf Multicultural Literature for Youth: Kent State Univ, OH
Apr. 14+ Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit: Madison WI
Apr. 15   Financial Literacy Summit 2015 Practical Money Skills Cyberspace, 9a Central
Apr. 16+ American Educational Research Assc Conference: Chicago IL
Apr. 16+ American Occupational Therapy Assoc: Nashville TN
Apr. 17+ DPLAfest 2015 - Digital Public Library of America: Indianapolis IN
Apr. 17   Elementary Literacy Conf: UNI, Cedar Falls IA
Apr. 17   Haiku Poetry Day
Apr. 18   For the Love of Literacy: Burlington, Ontario Canada
Apr. 18+ Money Smart Week
Apr. 18   Autism Sensory Friendly Films - UNDERDOGS 10a
Apr. 19+ Cowboy Poetry Week
Apr. 21+ COABE: Denver CO
Apr. 22+ NAREN Annual Conference: Baltimore MD
Apr. 22+ Young Child Expo: NY NY
Apr. 23   World Book Night
Apr. 28+ BOOST Conference: Palm Springs CA
Apr. 30   DIA: El día de los niños/El día de los libros Díapalooza @ Public & School Libraries

Monday, March 30, 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events : : April 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
April 2015

SCLLN
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National –
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

#SchoolLibrariesMatter
Apr. 1+ REFORMA National Conference: San Diego Library
Apr. 10+ YALLWEST = Santa Monica Library
Apr. 11   Literary Orange: Festival of Authors, Irvine
Apr. 11+ BookFest Solano: Vacaville CA
Apr. 17+ Learning & Growing, Early Years: Riverside
Apr. 17   Haiku Poetry Day
Apr. 18   Black Writers on Tour: Carson Community Center
Apr. 18   Sensory Friendly Films - UNDERDOGS 10a
Apr. 18+ Money Smart Week
Apr. 23   World Book Night
Apr. 24+ Ojai WordFest
Apr. 24+ Bay Area Storytelling Festival: Orinda
Apr. 25   CATESOL Regional: CSU Los Angeles
Apr. 25   Journey to Teaching: Promoting Literacy for All: CSU San Bernardino
Apr. 28+ BOOST Conference: Palm Springs CA
Apr. 30+ California Council on Adult Education Conference: Universal City
Apr. 30   DIA: El día de los niños/El día de los libros Díapalooza @ Public & School Libraries

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Brawley Library : : Marjo Mello 2015 Women of the Year, 56th Assembly District

Marjo Mello Honored as 56th Assembly District 2015 Women of the Year

Earlier today at the State Capitol, Marjo Mello of Brawley was honored as the 56th Assembly District’s 2015 Woman of the Year.  Selected for the honor by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Ms. Mello joined women from all over the state to be recognized for their contributions during a special Assembly Floor Session.

“As the City of Brawley Library Director, Marjo has dedicated her entire life to making the library accessible for everyone in the community and has committed to expanding services and promoting literacy in the City and the entire Imperial Valley,” stated Assemblymember Garcia.  “As libraries transition from traditional print, Marjo has adapted the City’s approach to services by meeting changing times with innovative leadership and established the regions first mobile pre-literacy program,” said Garcia.

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Marjo L. Mello joined the staff of the City of Brawley in 1987 and has led the department as Library Director since 1992.  Mrs. Mello has devoted her career to making the library a place for resources that are accessible and relevant to the community, promoting literacy in the City and the region.  She is remarkably gifted at resource management, including the oversight of a group of highly committed personnel, and quality inventory.  Mrs. Mello has a keen ability to prioritize approaches that provide for the City’s highest level of service to the public.  READ MORE !

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Azusa Library : : Making Skills Everyone's Business

New Report Summons a Call to Make Skills Everyone’s Business 
Azusa Library, The Literacy Update: March/April 2015

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) released a new report in February: Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States. Its authors’ review of a convergence of data, analysis, and policy highlight just how much skills matter – to individuals, their families and communities, and to the economy overall.  The Literacy Program at the Azusa City Library answers that call and invites you to join with us.  Here are a few highlights from the report that emphasize why we do what we do.

In the United States 36 million adults have low skills, scoring below Level 2 on the most recent international literacy assessment.  Further, the skill levels of U.S. adults have remained stagnant over two decades. The report details who has low skills and who would benefit from gaining higher skills.  For instance, we find that two-thirds of the low-skilled population (nearly 24 million people) are employed. With slow projected growth in the labor force, that means that most of tomorrow’s workforce already is  working today. Low-skilled workers tend to be employed in retail and auto mechanics, hospitality and food service, health and social work, manufacturing, and construction.
  
How can individuals benefit?
 Higher skills lead to higher wages.
 Increasing parents’ skill can improve education outcomes for their children – “double duty” dollars is what some people call it.
 Higher-skilled adults are healthier, with implications for their ability to work,     parent, and participate in their communities.
How can business and industry benefit?
 Increasing adult skills increases productivity.
 Because higher-skilled workers are also likely to be healthier, helping adults  improve their skills indirectly raises productivity.
 Increasing skills expands access to better employment and better-paying jobs, creating new customers for products and services.
How can the community benefit?
 Raising adult skills could lift community educational attainment for the next generation as well.
 States with better-educated workforces have higher economic growth and higher wages.
 Raising adult skills could potentially save communities substantial amounts in healthcare costs.
 Integrating immigrants may benefit communities economically.
 Raising adult skills could result in more civic engagement in communities.

Friday, March 27, 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar : : April 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar: April 2015

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Calendar

National Library Week
Apr. 2 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC Library 1pm
Apr. 2 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC Library 6pm
Apr. 2 Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy @Torrance Library 7p
Apr. 4 Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library Chino 10a
Apr. 4 Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library L Arrowhead10a
Apr. 4 Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library Rialto 10:30a
Apr. 6 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Ventura Library 5p
Apr. 6 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Centro Latin for Literacy 6p
Apr. 7 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Newport Beach Library 10a
Apr. 8 Literacy Tutor Training - San Bernardino Co Library Barstow 11a
Apr. 8 Literacy Learner Orientation - READ/San Diego Library  5:45p
Apr. 11 Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 10a
Apr. 13 National Library Week: Jonathan Mooney - Downey Library 6:30p
Apr. 14 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ/OC Library 1pm
Apr. 14 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ/OC Library 6p
Apr. 16 Literacy Tutor Training - San Diego County Library 12N
Apr. 16 Literacy Tutor Training - READ/San Diego Library 6p
Apr. 16 Volunteer Recognition-Open House = Centro Latino for Literacy 6p
Apr. 18 Literacy Tutor Workshop - READ/OC Library 9a
Apr. 18 Literacy Tutor Workshop- Whittier Literacy Council 9a
Apr. 18 Literacy Tutor Training - San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 11a
Apr. 19 Walk Run READ = Huntington Beach Library Literacy FUNraiser
Apr. 20 Literacy Learner Training - READ/San Diego Library 9:45a
Apr. 20 Literacy Volunteer Orientation = Corona Library 7p
Apr. 21 Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library Hesperia 3p
Apr. 22 Literacy Tutor Training = Hemet Library 9a
Apr. 25 Literacy Tutor Workshop - San Luis Obispo Library 10a

LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Info about Local Tutor Training :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

San Diego County Library :: Now You Know - How To Volunteer With LEARN

Now You Know - How To Volunteer With LEARN 
County News Center: 3.20.2015 by Jose Eli Villanueva



Is reading your thing? Take some time to help an adult learn how to read at your local County Library. Meet twice a week - and commit to 6 months - and help better someone's life. Volunteer with LEARN.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Newport Beach Library :: Tutor Recommendations: SMART Goals

Tutor Recommendations: SMART Goals

Has your learner ever said, “I need pronunciation, I want to speak better English, My goal is to learn past tense, or I want to learn to spell”? Many of our learners get goals and skills confused. When learners come to their personal interview, literacy staff helps them set SMART Goals. Goals have a specific end result. Skills on the other hand are ongoing improvements.

Progress comes from working towards personal goals. Reading and writing learners, who are also second language learners, say they want to read or write better, learn grammar, or improve vocabulary. These are valuable skills, but very different from goals.

At tutor training, Betty was the example of a reading and writing learner. She dreamed of becoming a nurse and needed the GED or high school diploma. She also wanted to talk to neighbors and read maps and bus schedules.
Goals are specific accomplishments or dreams to strive for. Skills, on the other hand, are ongoing, like a treadmill, never stopping.

If your learner’s goals look like a list of skills, it is time to brainstorm. Start by helping your learner identify things he or she wants to do. Next, help your learner identify the goals he or she can achieve within 3-6 months. Once these goals are identified, talk about the steps needed to accomplish them.  READ MORE !