Monday, April 28, 2008

SCLLN Tutor Training Calendar: May 2008

May 2008: Tutor Workshops & Events @ SCLLN
Southern California Library Literacy Network

May 1: 9 am
Family Literacy Training
Huntington Beach Public Library
Oak View Branch Library, 17251 Oak Lane

May 1: 6 pm
Tutor Training - READ/San Diego
College-Rolando Branch Library, 6600 Montezuma Road

May 3: 9 am
Tutor Training - San Luis Obispo City-County Library
1264 Higuera S: 102

May 6: 6:30 pm
Tutor Training - Pasadena Public Library
La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N Raymond Ave

May 7: 5:30 pm
Tutor Training - San Diego County Library
El Cajon Library

May 16: 9 am
Tulare County Learner/Tutor Conference
Memorial Building, Three Rivers CA

May 17: 10 am
Advanced Phonics Workshop - Burbank Public Library
Burbank Public Library, 110 N. Glenoaks

May 17: 10 am
Tutor Training - San Diego County Library
Vista Branch

May 27: 5 pm
Tutor Training - Ventura County Library
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd

May 28: 6:30 pm
Youth Literacy - Oceanside READS
Learning Center, 321 N Nevada

May 30: 11:30 am
Luncheon Fundraiser - Newport Beach Public Library
Balboa Yacht Club, 1801 Bayside
Corona del Mar CA


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San Bernardino County: Fontana Branch

Library has a lot to offer
What does the new Lewis Library and Technology Center offer for Fontanans?
Fontana Herald News: April 24, 2008

Step inside and you are greeted by an entrance hall, the Paul A. Biane Great Hall. Named for the San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor and current chair of the Board of Supervisors, it runs the length of the building and soars 30 feet high with clerestory windows to let in the abundant Southern California light. Biane was instrumental in securing the county portion of funds that are used to stock the library's collection and staff it with 63 people who do the day-in, day-out work of keeping everything humming along.

Light and airy is an apt description for this patron-friendly library with computerized self-checkout, RFID tagged books and other materials, and more than 200 public-access computers that provide online access to a collection of more than 2-1/2 million volumes. San Bernardino and Riverside counties, along with municipal public libraries in Moreno Valley, Murietta and Victorville and the College of the Desert, provide mutually shared access to their collections.

The new Fontana branch library also now houses the headquarters for the county library's literacy program, with a special-purpose literacy study room and computer lab. The Verizon Foundation provided funds for eight specialized literacy computer stations. READ MORE

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

California Literacy - Library Events: May 2008

California Literacy & Library Events & Conferences: May 2008
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California Council on Adult Education Conference - CCAE
May 1 - Doubletree Hotel Mission Valley

Health Literacy Conference
May 1 - Hyatt Regency Irvine

Village of Tales Storytelling Festival
May 1 - Ojai CA

Kid's Magic Mile
May 3 - Balboa Park

Race for Literacy - San Diego Union Tribune
May 4 - Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

Kern County Library Storytelling Festival
May 6 11:00am - Tait Ranch

Asian Pacific American Book Festival
May 12 11:00am - Japanese American National Museum

Gold Rush Book Fair
May 17 - Grass Valley CA

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SCLLN Professional Development Conference 2008

SCLLN Professional Development Day
June 13, 2008
@ Holiday Inn Sea World - San Diego, CA
8:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dear Literacy Professional:
This year we have another full day of workshops that were created as a result of the membership requests. The new location is in beautiful San Diego, close to beaches, shops, restaurants and the University of San Diego. This year, you can make it a weekend excellent workshops by attending the SCLLN Professional Development and READ/San Diego’s Tutor Conference the following day at the spectacular University of San Diego. We hope you are able to find two workshops that you are excited about and will help you hone your skills as an adult literacy professional. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact SCLLN.

Space is limited to 50 people for this conference.
Please return your registration form as soon as possible (see below).

HOLIDAY INN
3737 SPORTS ARENA BLVD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92110
800-383-5430

Registration Fee: $175.00
(includes breakfast, two workshops, and afternoon snack).

Register Now.
Payment due prior to June 13, 2008
There will be no refunds after June 1, 2008

Accommodations @
San Diego Holiday Inn Sea World: 1-800-383-5430
Rate: 129.00 (Reference SCLLN for the special rate)

Workshops

A Strategic Approach to Volunteer Management: Stephen H. Velez-Confer
This participative workshop will focus on how volunteer management is part of the strategic positioning of the nonprofit. There will be a maximum opportunity for the participants to discuss volunteer management as strategic positioning.

To Persist or Not to Persist: Kathy St. John
Many programs are looking for strategies to increase their learners’ persistence. Research shows that adult learners spend an average of 58 hours in literacy activities in a program before leaving for a period of at least three months. This average falls far short of the 100 hours needed to make a grade-level gain. If programs can increase their learners’ persistence they can increase the chances that learners will make learning gains that will make a demonstrable difference in their lives.

Wacky for Wikis: Overview & Introduction to Blogs & Wikis: William S Byrne
Just what is a Wiki ? How is it different from a Blog ? Create a blog for your own Literacy Program. Or, an SCLLN Tutor/Learner Blog or Wiki tomorrow. It’s Easy. It's up and running in minutes.

Speaking of Reading: Starting a Book Club in your Literacy Program
Rod Williams and Sandy Phillips
Why should you consider starting a book club in your literacy program? How do you go about setting one up? How expensive is it? What are the benefits to adult learners? To volunteer tutors? To the program? Several Literacy Coordinators will discuss their clubs’ respective histories, challenges, logistics, and success stories during this workshop. Plenty of helpful handouts will be provided. If you’ve even considered starting a book club in your program, this is one workshop you won’t want to miss.

Registration Form
Name:

Current Position/Title:

Institutional Affiliation:

Preferred mailing Address:

Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Fax Number:
E-mail address:
Please check which workshops you would like to attend:
9:00-12:00
□ A Strategic Approach to Volunteer Management
□ Wacky for Wikis: Overview & Introduction to Blogs & Wikis

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:30
□ To Persist or Not to Persist
□ Speaking of Reading: Starting a Book Club in your Literacy Program

Fax or email this sheet by May 20, 2008 to:
Fax: 619-527-5485.

Send Payment to:
Rose Saylin, Literacy Specialist
Huntington Beach Library Literacy
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714-375-5102 or 714-841-3765

Saturday, April 12, 2008

SCLLN Calendar: April 2008


Tutor Orientation - Newport Beach Public Library
Tue, Apr 15 10:00am
Central Library

Tutor Orientation - Newport Beach Public Library
Tue, Apr 15 10:00am
Central Library

Tutor Training - San Diego County Library
Sat, Apr 19 10:00am
El Cajon Branch

Tutor Training - San Diego County Library
Tue, Apr 22 5:30pm
Encinitas Branch Library

Tutor Training - Ventura County Library
Wed, Apr 23 5:00pm
Ventura Adult Ed Room 203

Tutor Training - Ventura County Library
Thu, Apr 24 5:00pm
Simi Valley Library

Trivia Showdown 6 - Covina Library
Tue, Apr 29 6:00pm
Nick's Taste of Texas

Painting with Words - Palmdale City Library
Tue, Apr 29 6:30pm
Palmdale Playhouse

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Burbank Public Library


Trivia Champions: Burbank Public Library

Burbank Library Services Director Sharon Cohen announces the winning team, the Jeopardy Rejects.
Valley News: Apr 4, 2008 by Louise Paziak

The 2008 Trivia Challenge to benefit the Burbank Public Library's Literacy Services was held at the Castaway Restaurant on March 27. The competition featured 23 teams from local businesses and service organizations who participated in this year's event.

The winners at the end of the evening were the "Jeopardy Rejects," Dale Bailes, Al Vaca, and Cameron Ward.

Money raised from this event helps fund literacy services to the community.

Great night, I had a blast and I hope you made a lot of money for literacy! Please know from someone who puts on events, I know what goes into them and last night was well coordinated and ran very smoothly. You and your staff know how to throw a fundraiser! This was my first year attending and I plan on attending from here on out.

Brady - Leadership Burbank
p.s. I cannot believe we got taken out of the competition on a BEER question!

Adult Learners speech:

"My name is Karine Ghazarian. I am Armenian from Iran. I have 2 children in school.

I moved to the United States because Christians in Islamic Iran couldn't have a safe life and had few opportunities. When my first daughter was born in Iran, we moved to the US. We moved because we believed that the US allowed people from different nations, races, and religions to live together and to complete their own dreams and goals.

I speak 3 languages: Armenian, Farsi, and now English. When I first arrived in the United States, I took ESL classes at a community college. But i wanted to learn more. I decided to participate in the Burbank Library's Literacy program. I started almost 2 years ago.

Participating in the Literacy program has allowed me to learn to read better, to improve my pronunciation, and has made speaking easier. Now, if someone calls and speaks English, I understand more and talk to them in English more comfortably.

The literacy program lets me send notes to my children's teachers and get more information from them.

The literacy program has allowed me to read story books to my children. We read every night and my daughter's English reading and speaking skills have improved.

I am thankful for dear Robyn. She has given me her time and has made me interested in reading novels. I recently completed 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott. The literacy program has helped me feel comfortable in speaking and communication, and of course reading in English. I hope Robyn is always safe, happy, and successful."

Thank You.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar - April 2008

Southern California Library Literacy Network
Tutor Workshop & Event Calendar: April 2008
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SCLLN for State & National events -

Apr 1: Learner Orientation - Newport Beach P L
Tutor Workshops and Events Presenter: Newport Literacy. Ticket Phone: 949.717.3875. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Newport Beach Public Library 1000 Avocado, Newport Beach CA 92660. For more info visit
http://www.newportliteracy.org/

Apr 7: Tutor Training - Huntington Beach P L
Tutor Workshops and Events Also: April 9, 14, 16 and 21. Presenter: Huntington Beach Public Library. Ticket Phone: 714.375.5102. Contact: Rose Saylin. Monday, April 7, 2008, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Huntington Beach Library 7111 Talbert Huntington Beach CA. For more info visit
hbpl.org

Apr 10: Tutor Training - Burbank P L
Tutor Workshops and Events Register for the first session of a 15-hour workshop: also Apr 12 & 19. Adult Literay & Youth Literacy programs: improve reading, spelling and writing skills. Learn how to use Discover Intensive Phonics. 818 . 238 . 5577. Presenter: Burbank Public Library. Ticket Phone: (818)238-5577. Contact: Literacy Office. Thursday, April 10, 2008, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Burbank Public Library Auditorium 110 N Glenoaks Burbank CA 91502. For more info visit
http://www.burbanklibrary.com/

Apr 15: Tutor Orientation - Newport Beach P L
Tutor Workshops and Events 949 . 717 . 3875. Ticket Phone: 949.717.3875. Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 10:00 AM. Central Library 1000 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92660. For more info visit
http://www.newportliteracy.org/

Apr 16: Literacy Festival - Antelope Valley
Local Conferences and Events 3rd Annual Festival: "Storytelling: sponsored by: WORD AV Contact Rod Williams 661 . 267 . 5682. Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Antelope Valley Mall 1233 Rancho Vista Palmdale CA 93551
http://www.wordav.org/

Apr 29: Trivia Showdown 7 - Covina Library
Tutor Workshops and Events Tickets: $15.00 For More info: 626 . 858 . 4553. Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Nick's Taste of Texas 545 N Citrus Covina CA.
http://www.covinaliteracy.org/
http://www.ci.covina.ca.us/week/Covinaquiz08.pdf

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