Saturday, August 16, 2014

California Library Literacy Services: Gateway

California Library Literacy Services



In September, 2014, California Library Literacy Services will celebrate 30 years of providing high quality learner centered volunteer based adult literacy services in libraries around the state. The focus of the month will be to expand awareness about the need for adult literacy services in our communities, and to reach out to recruit new tutors and other volunteers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

7 Reasons Job Seekers Should Volunteer

September 2014
CLLS History
7 Reasons Job Seekers Should Volunteer
USNews.com: 8.05.2014 by Arnie Fertig

When it comes to searching for a new job, almost everyone thinks about building a résumé and LinkedIn profile, networking in person and online and responding to advertised positions. Of course, these are all critical elements of your job hunt.

There is another, less obvious thing you should be doing: volunteering for an organization, group or cause in which you believe. Here’s why:
1. Volunteering can multiply your networking opportunities
2. Volunteering provides opportunities for you to use your skills and gain new ones.
3. Volunteering can help build your résumé.
4. Volunteering can defeat your sense of isolation. READ MORE !

Plus, the best websites for finding local volunteer opportunities.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Los Angeles Public Library: It's A Match

It’s a Match


Bert’s Story By Tutor Bertram Brescher
I retired from 32 years with AT&T a little after my 60th birthday. It was a physical job that tired me out and the extended hours kept me away from my family. I had previously retired a few years earlier from the Air National Guard, which was a job I loved , but I became the OLD MAN looked to for answers, put the square peg in the round hole. Soon after retiring I started looking for volunteer work. I wanted something that would again make me feel good. The Air Force was always about teamwork and how to help. My Combat Communications Squadron excelled and always pulled through even through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

I first checked with the AARP local volunteer website. I saw mostly short term commitment positions. I did come across the Los Angeles Library Adult Literacy Program and looked deeper into it. It seemed to be a good match. I had worked on a workshop with AT&T and taught a class with the USAF on the operation and safety of tactical generators. I sent in an e-mail, but never received a reply. I figured the program was full or the staff laid off due to the recession. I took on volunteering at the Veterans Administration in Mission Hills. I would help filing, making phone calls and other odd jobs they needed help with. It was the big happy family I remembered from the military.

Raymond’s Story By Learner Raymond Anguiano
I have been with my tutor Bert about one year. I joined the program to learn how to read and write better. So far my achievements have been getting my drivers license, teaching my daughter to read, and helping my wife with reading medical labels.

I heard about the Adult Literacy Program on the radio and it was something I was looking for. I am so glad there is a program available in my local library and I do recommend this program to people who want to learn to read and write.  READ MORE !

Monday, August 4, 2014

25 Online Fundraising & e-Newsletter Best Practices for NGO's Free Webinar

25 Online Fundraising & e-Newsletter Best Practices for NGO's
Free Webinar
August 5
1 - 2:30 pm EDT
Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good and Public Interest Registry

FREE Webinar
•Services and functionality to look for a “Donate Now” vendor
•How to use social media to increase your online donations
•How to launch a sustainer program
•How to utilize social fundraising
•How to launch a crowdfunding campaign
•How to build your e-newsletter list
•How to design your e-newsletter for smartphones and tablets
•How to integrate social and mobile media into your online fundraising campaigns
•An exploration of social and mobile fundraising apps
•How mobile wallets could transform online fundraising

Thursday, July 31, 2014

READ / San Diego Tutor Conference - Keynote

READ/San Diego's 24th Annual Tutor Conference
By SDPL READ/San Diego Adult Literacy Program
June 14

Literacy tutors, teachers and literacy professionals from across California came together for a day of informative and enjoyable hands-on workshops.


A catered luncheon featured Keynote Speaker Mindy Kornhaber.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Literacy :: Library :: Literary Events: August 2014

Literacy & Library Events: August 2014

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


Southern California Book & Literary Events
Aug. 1  Literary Figures Coloring Book Release, Fullerton Art Walk 6p
Aug. 1+  Oz Con, Coronado
Aug. 1+  Spiotto’s “Little Golden Books" Gallery 1988 East, LA
Aug. 8+  Oz Con International, San Diego
Aug. 26  Literary Death Match Largo at the Coronet, LA 6p

Ongoing ::: Thru September
Skirball Cultural Center
LA graffiti artists inspired by 400yr books
ESMoA, El Segundo

California Events

National Events
Aug. 8+   Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy & Learning, Honesdale PA
Aug. 12+ Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison WI

Monday, July 28, 2014

SCLLN Library Literacy Tutor Workshop Calendar: August 2014

SCLLN Library Literacy Tutor Workshop Calendar: August 2014

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

Aug. 2 Literacy Tutor Training - San Diego Co Library 10a
Aug. 4 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Centro Latino for Literacy 6p
Aug. 5 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12N
Aug. 5 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC READ/OC 1p
Aug. 5 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC READ/OC 6p
Aug. 6 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego Library 5:45p
Aug. 7 Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy, Torrance Library 7p
Aug. 9 Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library Lake Arrowhead 10a
Aug. 9 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Placentia Library 1p
Aug. 11 Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego Library 10a
Aug. 18 Volunteer Orientation - Corona Library 7p
Aug. 12 Literacy Tutor Training - San Bernardino Co Library Big Bear 4p
Aug. 16 Literacy Tutor Training - Azusa Library @ Monrovia Library 8:30a
Aug. 16 Literacy Tutor Training - Monrovia Library 8:30a
Aug. 16 Literacy Tutor Training - San Luis Obispo Library Literacy Council 10a
Aug. 21 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library 6p
Aug. 22 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego Library 9:45a
Aug. 23 ESL Tutor Training = San Diego Co Library 9:30a
Aug. 23 Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Apple Valley Library 10a
Aug. 23 Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co 29 Palms Library 10a
Aug. 30 Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Grand Terrace Library 9:30a

Aug. 30 Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Fontana Library 10a

LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online instruction
Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.