Wednesday, September 2, 2015

National & International Literacy & Library Events :: September 2015

National & International Literacy & Library Events
September 2015

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


Sep. 3  National Book Fest - Twitter Pre Party #NatBookFest15 2-3pm ET
Sep. 5  National Book Festival - "I Cannot Live Without Books", Wash DC
Sep. 11+ World Congress on Learning Disabilities, Venice Italy
Sep. 13   Roald Dahl Day
Sep. 17+ Plain Language Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Sep. 26  Autism Sensory Friendly #Films - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 10a
Sep. 27+ #BannedBookWeek


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Newport Beach Library : : Literacy Day Celebration - September 10

International Literacy Day
Literally Speaking: July/August 2015


International Literacy Day, traditionally observed each year on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 780 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) do not know how to read or write.

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy uses International Literacy Day as an opportunity to focus on the tremendous strides our adult learners have made in reaching their goals.

To create a true international celebration, learners share dishes from their home countries and Bristol Farms provides a beautiful centerpiece of fruit and cheese.

The celebration culminates in the presentation of the Rochelle Hoffman Memorial Award.  This award, which is given to an adult learner who exemplifies the mission of the program, is presented each year by Rochelle Hoffman’s daughters, Renee and Risa.    
Past Hoffman Awardees are:
2006 Horacio Cortes
2007 Donnie Madril
2008 Ruth Cisneros
2009 Parvin Tabrizi
2010 Claude Bonham
2011 Effy Sanchez
2012 Isabel Sevilla
2013 Marnalee Lopez
2014 Yolanda Lopez

Please join us on September 10, 2015,at 10 a.m. to celebrate International Literacy Day.  It is our way of recognizing the efforts of volunteers and the progress of our adult learners.  By improving literacy skills, we strengthen our community, and what better way is there to applaud these dedicated people than by being a community and supporting their efforts!

The theme of International Literacy Day 2015 is Literacy and Sustainable Societies. Literacy is a key driver for sustainable development. Literacy skills are the prerequisite for the learning of a broader set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, required for creating sustainable societies. At the same time, progress in areas of sustainable development, such as health and agriculture, serves as an enabling factor in the promotion of literacy and literate environments.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

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

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
September 2015

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



Sep. 13   Roald Dahl Day
Sep. 12   Food Literacy Fair - Fruit to Root, Sacramento
Sep. 12   Sacramento Play Summit: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Sacramento
Sep. 13+ Get Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced, Global #GetOTL
Sep. 19   Family Day at the Park, Stockton CA
Sep. 25+ Southern California Writers' Conference, Los Angeles
Sep. 26   Sensory Friendly #Film = HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 10a
Sep. 27   Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Celebrate Max Brooks, Bergamot Station 4p

Friday, August 28, 2015

2015 READ/San Diego Honorees


Celebrating Success and Bright Futures In February 2015, the Library’s adult literacy program, READ/San Diego, celebrated the monumental dedication and success of its 27rd class. The American Library Association named READ the nation’s top literacy program and the U.S. Department of Education recognized it as a model program for providing life-changing training to low-literate students from a broad range of backgrounds and learning levels. The program serves the estimated 442,000 San Diego adults who cannot read and write well enough to meet every day needs. In addition to free literacy instruction, the Library helps participants pursue an education and encourages families to read together. A few of the 2015 Adult Learner and Tutor honorees include:

Antoinette Mosley Adult Learner of the Year Award Winners

Hinda Ahmed “You need to reach…it’s hard, but if you want it, you reach.” Hinda came to the US over ten years ago from Somalia. She had little schooling in her country, and found herself staying at home because she could not communicate well in English. Hinda found out about READ/San Diego from her sister-in-law. She enrolled in May 2011 and waited over a year for a tutor.

Kassim Alkarawi “Every time I come here: I learn something new.” Kassim walked into the Learner Orientation at READ feeling skeptical and withdrawn. When he started the program in 2012, he was unable to write the alphabet in order or recite the days of the week or the months of the year in sequence. He had attended school in Iraq for six years, but did not have one fond memory to share during his initial assessment. His old fears of the classroom along with his many humiliating school experiences followed him into his first tutoring session.

Mi Sun Cho “Identify a specific goal or two and go for it!” Mi Sun Cho came to the United States four year ago fro Korea. Initially, she attended English classes at the adult school, but wanted to focus on nursing, her career goal. She enrolled at READ after learning about the services provided from a friend. Mi Sun’s English skills were proficient for our program but not for her desired profession. She had practiced nursing for 16 years in South Korea, working in operating and anesthesiology departments, but that experience did not qualify her for nursing jobs in the United States. She had to pass the California nursing exam and demonstrate mastery of English.

Rebecca E. Lytle Tutor of the Year Award Winners

Katherine Albitz “Learning is not a linear process. It goes in bumps and then all of a sudden she’ll make a big leap.” After retiring from her job as a software developer and engineer at Hewlett Packard, Katherine wanted to get involved in something that she felt strongly about. She wanted to help adults who had been denied education or who hadn’t been able to get the education they wanted and needed.

Rancy Breece “I am doing hearts work and the rewards are better than pay!” Though the time was relatively short, Rancy never forgot his first experience tutoring an adult learner through READ in 1989. He returned to READ in 2012 to take on another student giving his passion for reading.

Carl Balingit “Learning to teach is very valuable.” Carl Balingit heard about READ/San Diego through the San Diego Council on Literacy’s CEO, Jose Cruz. In fact, he credits Jose with being the inspiration for his willingness to commit to tutoring. Carl recognizes the value of reading and feels it’s important to have a “well informed society.”  READ MORE ! (pdf)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar : : September 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
September 2015

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


Sep. 1 Youth Literacy Tutor Training ~ Santa Fe Springs Library 6p
Sep. 2 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Fontana 5p
Sep. 3 Literacy Tutor Orientation ~ South Bay Literacy, Torrance Library 7p
Sep. 5 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Rialto 10:30a
Sep. 5 Literacy Learner Orientation ~ READ/San Diego Library Logan Heights 5:45p
Sep. 8 Literacy Tutor Orientation ~ Carlsbad Library 12N
Sep. 8 Literacy Tutor Training ~ READ/San Diego Library Linda Vista 6p
Sep. 9 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Barstow 11a
Sep. 10 Annual Celebration of Literacy ~ Newport Beach Library 10a
Sep. 10 Literacy Tutor Training ~ San Diego Co Library El Cajon 12N
Sep. 12 ESL Tutor Training ~ Laubach Literacy, Ventura 9a
Sep. 12 ESL Tutor Training ~ San Gabriel VLC, Pasadena 9a
Sep. 12 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Yucca Valley 9a
Sep. 12 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Chino Hills 9a
Sep. 12 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Adelanto 11a
Sep. 15 Literacy Tutor Training ~ Commerce Library 5:30p
Sep. 15 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Hesperia 3p
Sep. 17 SCLLN General Meeting @ READ/San Diego Library 9:30a
Sep. 17 Literacy Tutor Orientation ~ Carlsbad Library 6p
Sep. 19 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Lake Arrowhead 10a
Sep. 19 Literacy Tutor Training ~ Whittier Area Literacy Council 9a
Sep. 21 Literacy Learner Orientation ~ Newport Beach Library 10a
Sep. 21 Literacy Tutor Orientation ~ Redlands Library 6p
Sep. 24 Literacy Tutor Training ~ Burbank Public Library 6p
Sep. 24 Literacy Tutor Orientation ~ Newport Beach Library 10a
Sep. 24 Literacy Trivia Bee ~ Upland Library 6p
Sep. 26 Walk A Mile for Literacy ~ Hemet Public Library 9a
Sep. 26 Structured Word Inquiry ~ Azusa, Covina, Monrovia @ Glendora Library 9:30a
Sep. 26 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Apple Valley 10a
Sep. 26 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library Highland 10a
Sep. 26 Literacy Tutor Training ~ SB Co Library 29 Palms 10a
Sep. 27 Literacy Learner Orientation ~ READ/San Diego Library Logan Heights 9:45a
Sep. 27 Literacy Volunteer Orientation ~ Upland Library 9a
Sep. 28 Literacy Volunteer Orientation ~ Corona Library 7p

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

Monday, August 24, 2015

LAPL Adult Literacy Services : : New Literacy Initiatives

New Literacy Initiatives
A newsletter written by students and tutors. Changing lives one chapter at a time.

This year Adult Literacy Services is inaugurating several new initiatives that are free to library patrons.

The first of these is Leamos, a web-based curriculum designed by Centro Latino for Literacy that teaches non-literate Spanish-speaking adults how to read and write in Spanish.

The second is Cell-Ed, which allows students to learn English anywhere, anytime, using their cell phone. This program is best for those with unlimited phone minutes and texting.

For more information about enrolling please call (213) 228-7037.

ACHIEVEMENTS
~Maricelia B passed the Driver’s Test and learned to use the internet to study as well. She is a happy camper.
~Yuni C is happy about improving her vocabulary.
~Marleny M took and passed on the first try the written and road driving test to obtain a California Driver’s License.  She was so proud!
~Afsi N passed the citizenship test and also finished Challenger 8...all eight Challenger books done!
~Gaby O passed all her High School Equivalency Tests (HISet) and graduated from Evans Adult School in May.  She will be attending Pasadena City College in the fall!
~Kevin S feels more confident about speaking on the phone and in-person, which is one of his main goals.
~Tatiana Y has been getting positive feedback on her improved conversational English and she is very happy about that.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Altadena Library : : Lucio Martinez, an Adult Literacy Success Story!

Branch Notes:  Lucio Martinez, an Adult Literacy Success Story!

July was life-changing for literacy learner Lucio Martinez.  Lucio decided to open his own appliance repair business. A decision like this requires a lot of planning, training and motivation. The challenge is greater if you need English literacy skills to read repair manuals and forms. Lucio’s daughter visited the library and learned about the ESL program; she promptly shared the information with her father. Since beginning English classes, he has improved his reading, writing, speaking and listening.

In preparation for starting his new business, Lucio has also learned to download and read appliance repair manuals on the Internet, to watch training videos, and how to create his own business cards and advertisements. He even ordered custom shirts online for his new business.

Lucio attributes some of his achievements and his goals to the library’s staff and the program. “All of the staff have helped me, since they are good people. This has helped me 1,000%!”

For more information about the literacy program, please drop by the Bob Lucas Branch Library on Lincoln or call (626) 798-8338. Edward William, Literacy Coordinator

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Don’t forget to get
the most important school supply of all!

Join Snoopy, Honorary Chair
of Library Card Sign-up Month,
at the library and get your very own card.