Tuesday, February 1, 2005

SCLLN Tutor Conference: 2005

Success Guide for the Immigrant Life
Catholic Online
Workshop at the SCLLN Literacy Conference
Jan. 22, 2005 at Cal State, Dominguez Hills

LOS ANGELES—The 6th Annual Southern California Library Literacy Network ( SCLLN ) Conference will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Founded in 1984, the SCLLN is an association of about 49 member-libraries in Southern California. Its goal is to strengthen each member-library’s literacy services by sharing resources and expertise in promoting literacy and lifelong learning among the communities the libraries serve. For the sixth year, tutors and learners from the various member libraries have been attending this much awaited annual event. The president of the SCLLN is Rod Williams of the City of Palmdale Public Library.

Among the presenters for this year’s SCLLN conference is Glendale, California-based Monette Adeva Maglaya, author of the book, “The Complete Success Guide for the Immigrant Life: How to Survive, How to Thrive, How to be Fully Alive” and editor of its companion book, “The Immigrant’s Little Quote Book for Success.” The New York Times has called the success guide, “a remarkable new book.” Gary Shteyngart, the Times reviewer admits that “few books have come closer to telling me what it means to be an immigrant in America today.” Libraries across America are finding this book a good reference guide that addresses some of the needs of their immigrant population. Implicit in the book is the Catholic faith-based perspective of the author. The Success Guide workshop is scheduled for 10:55 to 11:55 AM and will address both tutors and learners.

Other presenters in the conference include the head of the Glendale Library Literacy Program, Mary Miller, who will talk on “Tutoring Tips from a New Model”; Lorrie Mathers, “Playing with Poetry”; Rose Saylin and Diane Moseley who will present “Writing for Fun”; Kristine Addicks “Working in the New Year - Job Hunting and Resume Workshop” and many other speakers who will address the many aspects of promoting literacy and lifelong learning in the various communities.

This year’s SCLLN’s keynote speaker during the luncheon will be Reuben Martinez, a well-known and multi-awarded advocate of literacy in Southern California.