Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SCLLN Calendar: June 2008

June 2008
SCLLN Tutor Workshops and Events
More Info & Events @ SCLLN Calendar

Jun 13
SCLLN Professional Development Day
San Diego CA

Jun 14
READ/San Diego Tutor Conference - 18th Annual
Joan B Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice – UCSD

Jun 19: 6 pm
Tutor Training - Burbank Public Library
Burbank Public Library Auditorium

Jun 21: 10 am
Tutor Brunch - Monrovia Public Library
Monrovia Community Center

Jun 21: 10 am
Tutor Training - Beverly Hills PL
Beverly Hills Public Library

Jun 21: 10 am
Tutor Workshop - Palmdale City Library
Larry Chimbole Cultural Center

Jun 25: 6:30 pm
Tutor Orientation - Oceanside READS
Learning Center
Other Local Events & Conferences
Jun 7
Feria del Libro - Family Book Fair
Los Angeles City Hall

Jun 14
Los Angeles Black Book Expo 2008
Ahmanson Senior Center, Exposition Park
Los Angeles CA

Jun 28 – Jul 2
American Library Association 2008 Conference
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim CA

Jun 29: 1:30 pm
Adult Learners: Helping Libraries Make MAGIC!
PLA @ ALA
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim CA
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Literacy In Libraries Around California +

Value of Volunteer Time: 2007

The 2006* estimated dollar value of volunteer time in California: $21.97. $19.51 per hour for the U.S. according to Independent Sector.

Charts for:
1) Dollar Value of a Volunteer Hour: 1980 – 2007

2) Dollar Value of a Volunteer Hour, by State: 2006 *
~ Please note that 2006 is the latest year for which state numbers are available.
~ There is a lag of almost one year in the government's release of state level data.

visit literacyspace for other reports on volunteers.

Volunteer to tutor @ your local library:
SCLLN, BALIT, Northern California Literacy Coalition or CLLS

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Literacy In Libraries Around California +

VALUE: Adult Learner Involvement Survey

Voice of Adult Learners United to Educate
VALUE is updating its research on adult learner involvement throughout the U.S.

If you would like to share information about adult learner involvement in your state or in your local program, please complete the
10-question survey. Some sample questions.

~ state conferences that include students as participants or planners
~ if you have a student group, how is it structured
~ what areas of leadership have students made achievements
~ is there funding for involvement outside the classroom
~ what positions do students hold in programs

The results of this research will be posted in the "In the States" section of the VALUE web site.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

SCLLN: Early Learning with Families - ELF


General Meeting - May 15, 2008

A special presentation on Early Learning with Families-ELF by Barbara Neder, READ/OC

The California State Library (CSL) launched the Early Learning with Families (ELF) initiative in the summer of 2006. Its purpose is to help further strengthen public libraries in their important role as community centers helping families, caregivers and childcare providers acquire the resources and skills necessary to support the healthy development of very young children.

ELF is a resource for libraries as well as parents and caregivers. Has a focus on 6 pre-reading skills: Narrative Skills, Print Motivation, Vocabulary, Print Awareness, Letter Knowledge and Phonological Awareness.

Other resources and agencies highlighted during the session:

Literacy, Food, & Fitness (LFF)

Pat Jarvis, Families for Literacy Coordinator, developed a user-friendly, complete curriculum on healthy choices called Literacy, Food, and Fitness (LFF). The material is designed to be used during an FFL, MLLS, or library story time and includes an overview of the principles covered, story time tips, suggestions for books, finger plays and songs, parent handouts in English and Spanish, and more.


Children and Families Commission of Orange County

Kid Builder activities are an easy way to help your child grow in six areas: mind, words, body, relationships, safety and health.
The Kid Builder activities and information presented on this site are available as free downloadable material (Adobe pdf.) In: English, Spanish and Vietnamese.


First 5 California
is dedicated to improving the lives of California’s young children and their families through a comprehensive system of education, health services, childcare, and other crucial programs.
Annual Conference: May 22-23 in Anaheim CA

Pierce County Library System: Early Learning Resources

dedicated to helping parents and caregivers by providing excellent resources: These include Storytimes for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers, packets of books for babies and theme packets for preschoolers, lists of excellent books, Stars accredited trainings, book bag deliveries, entertaining and educational programs at the library branches, and skilled Children’s Librarians that can lead you to fun and helpful resources:

Literacy Adventures - ideas and books about 15 topics, including: Airports, Bath Time, Bus Rides and Dining Out.

Podcasts about each of the Six Pre-Reading Skills

Zero to Three

A national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.

Libraries in Southern California with ELF programs:
Alhambra, Beaumont, Los Angeles County, Downey, Glendora, LAPL, Mission Viejo, Monterey Park, Oceanside, Ontario, Orange County, Oxnard, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga and Riverside County.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

READ/San Diego - 18th Annual Tutor Conference

18th Annual Tutor Conference
June 14, 2008
Joan B Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego

READ/San Diego has an impressive line up of presenters including acclaimed neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Paula Tallal who will deliver the keynote luncheon address on Enhancing the Perceptual and Cognitive Building Blocks for Reading. Ms. Tallal is founder and co-director of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers Univ. and a founder of Scientific Learning Corporation.

This year's conference features workshop strands on writing strategies, phonics, reading comprehension, technology, math, family literacy, ESL, dyslexia and assessment. As with past years, the intention of the conference is to provide literacy and ESL tutors with the tools needed to deliver quality instruction.

CLICK HERE for workshop descriptions, strands, and Registration Form. For more information: 619 . 527 . 5475

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