Monday, December 31, 2012

Literacy / Library Event Calendar: January 2013

California Literacy & Library Events: January 2013

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

California Literacy Events: January 2013
Jan. 4 RAIN: Beatles Tribute - San Diego Council on Literacy
Jan. 5 Sensory Friendly Films - MONSTERS INC in 2D – 10a
Jan. 10+ Orton Gillingham Level 1 Certificate – Cyberspace
Jan. 12 LD Adult Support Group Providence Tarzana Med Ctr – 10a
Jan. 18+ Asilomar Reading Conference, Pacific Grove CA
Jan. 18+ California Kindergarten Conference, Santa Clara CA

National & International Literacy Events: January 2013
Jan. 5 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: MONSTERS INC in 2D – 10a
Jan. 6+ Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu
Jan. 19 Early Literacy Conference, Rice Univ
Jan. 27 Family Literacy Day - Canada
Jan. 28+ National Literacy Action Week

Jan. 30+ Assistive Technology Industry Assn Conference, Orlando FL

SAVE THE DATE
March 9, 2013

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame

Thursday, December 27, 2012

SCLLN Tutor Training Calendar: January 2013

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: January 2013

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

Tutor Orientations and Workshops

Jan. 8 Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego – 6p
Jan. 9 Literacy Learner Training = READ/San Diego – 5:45p
Jan. 10 Literacy Tutor Training = Burbank Library – 6p
Jan. 12 ESL Tutor Training - San Gabriel VLC Pasadena – 9a
Jan. 12 Literacy Tutor Training = Whittier Area Literacy – 9a
Jan. 14 Literacy Learner Training - READ/San Diego – 9:45a
Jan. 15 Youth Literacy Training = Santa Fe Springs Library – 6p
Jan. 19 ESL Tutor Training = San Diego County Library – 9:30a
Jan. 23 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ OC – 1p
Jan. 23 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Ventura County Library – 5p
Jan. 23 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ OC – 6p
Jan. 26 ESL Tutor Training - Laubach Literacy, Ventura – 8a
Jan. 27 Literacy Learner Orientation = Newport Beach Library – 6p

SAVE  THE  DATE
March 9, 2013

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Literacy Jobs - California

Literacy Jobs - California

Fresno County Family Literacy Coordinator - FT
Owens Valley Career Development Center
Application Deadline: Dec 28
Oversee the design and provision of individualized courses given to Native Adults, including, but not limited to: Adult Education Services, Early Childhood Education Services, Parenting Education, Family Formation Activities

Education – Instructor
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles - PT
Application Deadline: Open

Under the supervision of the Area Manager or designated Coordinator, assumes responsibility for providing educational, competency and career development services to clients.

Conduct assessment of participants using the CASAS Employability Competency System, including the ECS appraisal and appropriate level test. Conduct instruction in individual and group settings in work readiness, life skills and basic skills.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library
READ Newsletter: Fall 2012

Judy’s Story
by Tutor: Judy Meyers

I started working with the literacy program 4 years ago. I loved working with my first student so much that when she moved out of town, I wanted to repeat the experience. However, when I received information on my new student, my enthusiasm waned. Apparently, she needed help with her English. She was a college graduate and had a job. How much could I really help her?

Working with my first student had been so exciting. She learned how to read at 37 years old which opened up an entire new world for her, including going for her college degree. Working with this new student didn’t sound like it was going to be nearly as satisfying. So, I called Peggy, our literacy coordinator and explained my ambivalence. She responded that helping someone improve their English can also change their life. I thought, okay, I guess I’ll give it a try.

The “try” has lasted for more then a year. My student, Monserrat, is a new challenge. When we first met it was immediately apparent that pronunciation was her huge issue. It is often very hard to understand what she is saying in English, even though she has a fairly extensive vocabulary. We discovered that she has difficulty hearing the difference between certain letter sounds and when she finally can decipher them, the issue becomes how to pronounce them. READ MORE !

LAPL Literacy has a new web page !

Friday, November 30, 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: December 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar:
December 2012

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


Tutor Orientations and Workshops
Dec 4 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12p
Dec 8 Literacy Tutor Training = LAPL 10a
Dec 15 Literacy Tutor Orientation = South Bay LC @ Torrance Library 10a
Dec 20 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6p

Southern California and California Literacy Events: December 2012
Dec 1 Literacy & Arts Festival – Santa Clarita
Dec 8 LD Adult Support Group – Providence Tarzana Med Ctr 10a
Dec 8 Sensory Friendly Films = RISE OF GUARDIANS @ 10am

National & International Literacy Events: October 2012
Dec 1+ Head Start Parent Conf – Dallas TX
Dec 3+ What is Dyslexia – Cyberspace
Dec 5   Intl Volunteer Day
Dec 6+ Intl Summit of the Book – Library of Congress

Friday, November 16, 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: November 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: November 2012
For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
visit the
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Calendar


Nov 19 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego @ 5:45p
Nov 20 Literacy Tutor Orientation = READ/San Diego @ 10a
Nov 20 Literacy READ Tour = Ventura County Library @ 6:30p

Nov 28+ Literacy Research Assoc., San Diego
Nov 28+ TASH Conference, Long Beach
Nov 28+ Zero to Three Institute, LA
Nov 30 Drawing a Blank-Comprehension Readers on Autism Spectrum @ 8a

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Centro Latino for Literacy

PBS Community Champion
Hispanic Heritage Month

PBS SoCal showcased Centro Latino during a 3-minute video, part of the American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen Initiative. Board, students and staff were featured in this video creating a good feeling all around.

Click here to see the video.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: November 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: November 2012

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

Nov 6 Literacy Tutor Orientation = READ/San Diego 10am
Nov 6 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12N
Nov 7 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego 9:45am
Nov 8 Literacy Tutor Orientation = READ/San Diego 10am
Nov 8 Literacy Tutor Workshop = Newport Beach Library 5:30pm
Nov 8 Literacy Tutor Training = Burbank Library 6pm
Nov 10 Literacy Tutor Training = San Diego Co Library 10am
Nov 10 Literacy Tutor Orientation = South Bay Literacy, Torrance Library 10am
Nov 13 Literacy Tutor Orientation = READ/San Diego 10am
Nov 15 Literacy Tutor Orientation = READ/San Diego 10am
Nov 15 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6pm
Nov 17 Literacy Tutor Training = Los Angeles Public Library 10am

Nov 15 Trivia Challenge Fundraiser – Ventura County Library 6pm

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame

Friday, November 2, 2012

Literacy / Library Event Calendar: November 2012

California Literacy & Library Events:
November 2012

for more Literacy and Library Events
visit the
Southern California Library Literacy Network

Southern California & California November 2012 Calendar
National Picture Book Month

Nov. 1 National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 2+ California Library Association Conference, San Jose
Nov. 2+ Literacy Poster Sessions @ California Library Association
Nov. 3 Literacy Interest Group @ CLA
Nov. 3 Intl Gaming Day @ Your Library
Nov. 3 Comic Con - Long Beach
Nov. 3 Fall Gala: Children’s Literature Council of Southern California
Nov. 3 San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival
Nov. 10 Autism Sensory Friendly Film WRECK-IT RALPH 10am AMC Theaters
Nov. 10 Learning Disabilities Adult Support Group, Providence Tarzana Medical
Nov. 13 Fall Literacy Conference - South Bay Literacy Council
Nov. 15 PETER PAN - San Diego Council on Literacy
Nov. 16+ CA School Library Assoc Conference, San Jose
Nov. 28+ Literacy Research Assoc Conference, San Diego
Nov. 28+ Zero to Three Institute, Los Angeles

National Literacy & Library Events: November 2012
National Picture Book Month

Nov. 1 National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 1 National Author’s Day
Nov. 1+ Read Write Act Conference – Cyberspace
Nov. 3  Intl Gaming Day @ Your Library
Nov. 3+ Library 2.012 Virtual Conference - Cyberspace
Nov. 10 Autism Sensory Friendly Film WRECK-IT RALPH 10am AMC Theaters
Nov. 14+ National Black Storytelling Festival, Baltimore
Nov. 17 Tellabration - Nationwide
Nov. 28+ Zero to Three Institute, Los Angeles

Thursday, November 1, 2012

San Diego Public Library

READ/San Diego
- has a new URL

Adult and Family Literacy Services

Why Literacy Matters !
More than 150 people are on a waiting list for this free literacy program! Become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor. Your volunteerism can help change lives! See real life stories:


Maria Gonzalez
Following her participation in the Library's READ/San Diego program, Maria Gonzalez passed her GED, found a job and became active in her children's education. Read more about Maria Gonzalez (PDF).

Bob Perez
At eighty-eight-years old, Bob Perez proves you can gain literacy skills at any age. Read more about Bob Perez (PDF).

See real life stories about how Families' lives have been changed:

Maria Federico brings her youngest children to the Library twice a month to attend the Families for Literacy programs - an activity that is making a big difference for her son, Oscar Acevedo. Read more about Maria's story (PDF).

Erika Sayas
"Thanks to this wonderful program, my kids have become early readers, all of them!" Read more about Erika's story (PDF).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

National Family Literacy Day: Nov 1

National Family Literacy Day
November 1
National Center for Family Literacy

Cultivating Readers is a parent guide to building reading skills in children ages birth to eight. The guide gives tangible tips for parents to implement and also includes a calendar of monthly language activities to stimulate learning throughout the year.
Available: November 12.
Can download or be ordered free of charge for a limited time (in English and Spanish).

Wonderopolis:
Create. Laugh. Imagine. Explore. Learn. Smile. A place where wonder and learning are nurtured through the power of discovery, creativity and imagination. Learning is happening everywhere, all the time! Learn something new, try out an idea, create a masterpiece, imagine possibilities. It’s easy. It’s fun.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Literacy . . . Info . . . News . . . Questions: Big Picture

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
James Redford, Director
Oct 29 @ 7pm on HBO

By conservative estimates, one in five people are dyslexic. Although very bright and often highly creative, they have a difficult time making sense of written language. I know a little about this. My son, Dylan, is dyslexic.

Like many dyslexics, Dylan is intelligent, thoughtful and intellectually curious – a “big picture” thinker. But at the age of ten, he was barely able to read and write. To say that school was difficult for him is beyond understatement. Now that he is grown and thriving, there are many things that I wish I had known about dyslexia at that time – things that would have helped me understand that his struggle in lower and middle school was not the final verdict on his academic or intellectual ability or ambition. When I was given the extraordinary opportunity to make a film about understanding dyslexia, the mission was simple: make the movie I wish my family could have seen when Dylan was functionally illiterate in 4th grade.





The film also shares some of the more practical – and occasionally humorous – tips on how to deal with dyslexia on a daily basis. Hopefully, this film will help dyslexics and their families realize that the challenges of early education will be behind them one day, and that the future can – and should – be brighter for dyslexics.

Drs. Salley and Bennett Shaywitz, co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, discuss how scientific advances illuminate the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia. Dr. Bennett Shaywitz explains how advances in functional magnetic resonance imaging has made visible what previously was a hidden disability. Dr. Sally Shaywitz explains the "Sea of Strengths" model of dyslexia which emphasizes a sea of strengths of higher critical thinking and creativity surrounding the encapsulated weakness found in children and adults who are dyslexic.

Super-achieving dyslexics revered in their fields – from Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab to politician Gavin Newsom and attorney David Boies – confirm what the children, experts and families suggest: dyslexia carries with it as many rewards as frustrations. READ MORE !

Other HBO Dates:
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am
Nov 13 @ 3:30 pm
HBO2
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm
Nov 7 @ 8:30 pm
Nov 11 @ 6:00 am

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Orange County Library

READ Writes
September/October 2012
READ OC Newsletter

ADULT LEARNERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR HELP! BECOME A VOLUNTEER TUTOR . . . 1
LEARNING BLOOMS ALL YEAR LONG! CELEBRATE LEARNING SUCCESSES . . . 1
READ/ORANGE COUNTY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS . . . 2


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oceanside Library

Women’s Club Boosts Future Educator
Oceanside READS Newsletter: Fall 2012

“My goal in life is to become a university professor of English,” says Felipe Lagunes, 22, recipient of this year’s $500 award to a READS student from Oceanside Women’s Club.

Felipe, a 7 Eleven store employee, has been working with tutor Andrea Spolidoro since September, 2011.

He intends to use his award money to assist with college expenses; he began classes at MiraCosta College in August. “I honestly feel warm deep in my heart from all of the people who have taken time to help me out and reach my dreams,” he said. “I am really glad that I met Andrea and [READS Coordinator] Corrie Miles . . . They have been such important and helpful people who are willing to go with me through this.”

Felipe also gives his thanks to the Women’s Club, led by Maggie Owen, and the Oceanside Public Library.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
LAMP
Walk 4 Literacy
October 20

Yes !

It’s that time of year once again when we all come together to walk for literacy and to raise funds for our literacy program - LAMP! Please plan on attending this annual walk and support our program by raising awareness of literacy needs in the community. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you or bring them with you the morning of October 20, 2012 at Barnes Park. Preregistrations will be taken in the LAMP Office. Register early to reserve your free t-shirt. For more information and to register, please call the LAMP office at (626) 307-1251.

Online donations are also be available.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Huntington Beach Library

Family Literacy’s Amy Crepeau
is presented the July Mayor's Award
Huntington Beach Library

Amy Crepeau is in charge of the Huntington Beach Library’s Family Literacy Program. Amy and her small staff of part-time employees work with local community members who need to improve their English language skills.

These are parents and working people who need better reading, writing and conversational skills in order to help their children in school, communicate effectively with doctors and teachers, get better jobs, and ensure the health and security of their families. It’s a program that changes lives.

From her office at the library’s Oak View branch, Amy recruits and trains (and inspires!) volunteers who work with adult learners to acquire the English skills they need to become active and productive members of the community. Amy writes grants and seeks funding to keep the program alive, encourages both her tutors and her learners at every step, designs programs that meet the schedules and needs of her learners, and greets everyone in the program by name.

To form a closer bond and to communicate better with the families she serves, Amy took it on herself to learn Spanish. Within a very short time she was conducting programs in both languages. She started a bilingual story time for families where two languages are spoken, and hosts an annual awards event that recognizes the amazing accomplishments of both learners and their volunteer tutors.

To see Amy greeting children and embracing their parents, to see the excitement among those who reach their learning goals and to see the affection in which Amy is held by the community is to see the best in what libraries and literacy have to offer.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Redlands A K Smiley Library

Literacy Changes Lives
Literacy advocate is featured speaker at Smiley
Redlands Daily Facts: 9.26.2012 by Ed Castro

REDLANDS - The Adult Literacy Program at the A.K. Smiley Library will reach out to potential students in a big way next month.

The event, hosted by Friends of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, will feature a presentation by John Zickefoose, who didn't learn to read until his 30s but worked his way through a literacy program and at one point led the adult literacy program in Corona.

The event will be held on Oct. 15 in the library's general assembly room.

"I think it certainly gives him a great deal of credibility among those who come in and ask for help," said Trudy Waldron, one of the library's volunteer Literacy Program Coordinators. "He is a genuine, warm person."

The hope is that Zickefoose's presentation will serve as motivation for those struggling with literacy issues.

Zickefoose managed to graduate from high school but it wasn't until he received requests for help from his young son that he finally decided to improve his literacy. Info: 909-798-7565, Ext. 4138. READ MORE !

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Literacy . . . Info . . . News . . . Questions

LA Femme International Film Festival:
A Passion for Literacy is Rekindled by the film Maestra!
Hollywood Today: 10.09.2012 by Kathy Leonardo

Independent filmmaker Catherine Murphy has been on a mission. For the past six years she has been consumed with the issue of literacy. Meeting a group of Cuban women while in Havana during the 1990s opened a door to a new passion. Maestra, the film, was born out of a revelation. Compassion, strength, hope, dedication, and love were all traits that the nine women in this film had in common – which they credited in large part to participating in the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961.

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Murphy is also the founder of a nonprofit organization known as The Literacy Project. “It was during the process of making this film that I started to research and learn about what a massive unsolved global problem literacy still is…including right here in the United States,” she adds. READ MORE !

Maestra will be screened at the LA Femme International Film Festival
Oct 13 @ Noon
Davidson/Valentini Theatre
1125 N McCadden Place LA 90038

Monday, October 8, 2012

Easy Voter Guide: November 6 Election

EASY VOTER GUIDE: Nov 6 Election

For new readers and busy voters.
Your nonpartisan quick guide to statewide elections since 1994. The Easy Voter Guide is available online (PDF) in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.

Read about the Candidates and Propositions:
U.S. President
U.S. Senator
U.S. Representative
State Senator (for half of California)
State Assemblymember
Proposition 30 - Temporary Taxes to Fund Education
Proposition 31 - State Budget
Proposition 32 - Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction
Proposition 33 - Auto Insurance Companies
Proposition 34 - Death Penalty
Proposition 35 - Human Trafficking
Proposition 36 - Three Strikes Law
Proposition 37 - Genetically Engineered Foods
Proposition 38 - Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs
Proposition 39 - Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses
Proposition 40 – Redistricting

The Easy Voter's Guide was started when a group of public library adult literacy students [ Bay Area New Readers Council ] felt that there was a lack of nonpartisan voter information accessible to adults still working on their reading skills.

Some of their innovations, job descriptions for each political office, have been adopted by the Secretary of State's official Voter Information Guide.

The nonpartisan “Easy Voter Guide” (formerly Easy Reading Voter Guide) has been published for every California statewide election since 1994.

It is a collaboration of:
~ League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
~ California State Library
~ Common Knowledge Group

Online Voter Registration – Deadline: October 22
California’s new online voter registration system has been launched!
Spread the word that it’s simple and easy to register or change your registration.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Centro Latino for Literacy


Manos Amigas/Helping Hands
Centro Latino for Literacy
Graduation

On Friday, September 28th, joy and excitement were in the room as the 6th Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration got under way.

This was a celebration of firsts!  This was the first time that:
- 155 adults completed either Leamos, Listos, or Leamos/Listos literacy courses. What a sense of accomplishment!
- Each student not only received a certificate of completion from Centro Latino, but also received a personalized City of Los Angeles Certificate for "their commitment to learn which inspires us all in the Latino community" signed by Councilmember Ed P. Reyes, 1st District.
- Manos Amigas graduation was held in Spanish, with simultaneous translation available for all the non-Spanish speakers in the room; and
- Manos Amigas was podcast live.

Memorable moments of the evening:
Inspiring oratory from Octavio A. Pescador, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker
Moving remarks by Councilmember Ed P. Reyes
Encouraging words from Melody Nava, Adult Literacy Champion
Loads of smiling faces and our gracious MC, Claudia Botero

Monday, October 1, 2012

Literacy Event Calendar: October 2012

October
Health Literacy Month

Southern California and
California Literacy Events: October 2012
Oct. 5+ LitQuake = San Francisco
Oct. 6 Youth Symposium: Day for Those Who Learn Differently = San Diego
Oct. 7 WordUp Fair!: LiteracyWorks = San Rafael

National Literacy Events: October 2012
Sep 30-Oct 6: Banned Book Week = Nationwide
Oct. 4 Read For The Record: Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad = Nationwide
Oct. 5 Health Literacy in the Electronic Age = San Antonio TX
Oct. 5+ National Storytelling Festival = Jonesborough TN
Oct. 6 Star Wars Reads Day = Nationwide

for more Literacy and Library Events
visit the
Southern California Library Literacy Network

Friday, September 28, 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: October 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: October 2012

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



Oct 1 - Nov 6: In Our Words: Essays on Democracy = Newport Beach Library
Oct. 2 Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego – 5:45pm
Oct. 4 Tutor Training = Huntington Beach Library – 6pm
Oct. 4 Tutor Orientation = South Bay Literacy Council Torrance Library – 7pm
Oct. 8 Tutor Orientation = Ventura County Library – 5:30pm
Oct. 9 Learner Orientation = Newport Beach Library – 10am
Oct. 9 Tutor Workshop = Santa Fe Springs Library – 6:30pm
Oct. 11 Tutor Orientation = Orange County Library READ/OC – 1pm
Oct. 11 Tutor Orientation = Orange County Library READ/OC – 6pm
Oct. 11 Tutor Workshop = READ/San Diego – 6pm
Oct. 13 Tutor Workshop = Whittier Area Literacy Council – 9am
Oct. 13 Tutor Training = San Diego Co Library Vista Branch – 10am
Oct. 15 Literacy Changes Lives = Redlands Library – 7pm
Oct. 16 Tutor Orientation = Newport Beach Library – 10am
Oct. 16 READ Tour = Ventura County Library -6:30pm
Oct. 18 READ Tour = Ventura County Library Camarillo – 7pm
Oct. 19 SCLLN Professional Development Day = Huntington Beach Library
Oct. 20 Tutor Training = Los Angeles Public Library – 10am
Oct. 23 Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego – 9:45am
Oct. 26 Scrabble Tournament = Whittier Area Literacy Council – 6pm

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Centro Latino for Literacy

NCLR Workforce Development Forum
October 2 – 3
Los Angeles

Centro Latino for Literacy will present a “Workplace & Adult Literacy” workshop at the 3rd Annual NCLR Workforce Development Forum. For the past 2 years the National Council of La Raza has convened over 400 workforce development professionals from nonprofits, WIBs, community colleges, employers, foundation and public agencies to discuss programs and policies that strengthen the Latino workforce.

Workplace and Adult Literacy
Aida Cardenas, Executive Director, Building Skills Partnership
Paul Garza Jr., Board Chair, Centro Latino for Literacy
Cathay Reta, Adult Literacy Coordinator, Azusa Library
Mari Riddle, President and CEO, Centro Latino for Literacy

Over 1.6 million Latino adults in the U.S., mostly women, are functionally non‐literate in either Spanish or English. In L.A. County, 11% of adult Spanish-speaking immigrants are non‐literate. At this workshop, you will learn about an innovative pre‐ESL literacy solution that transforms lives, as well as the critical role that literacy plays in empowering the Latino workforce, family, and community.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Newport Beach Library

Newport library program focuses on American democracy
'Searching for Democracy,' which debuted in April, gave a unique perspective on the country's governing style.
Daily Pilot: 9.07.2012 by Britney Barnes

The Newport Beach Public Library brought a bit of democracy to residents through an interactive program and display.

"Searching for Democracy," a program that debuted in April, "gives people a different spin on something we all take for granted," said library Director Cynthia Cowell. "It's very easy for us not to think about it, and that's what the whole grant process was about."
 
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As a finale, the library's Literacy Services involved its adult "learners" in writing an essay on America and democracy.

The essays will be on display at the Central Library until the November elections, serving as a reminder of the privilege of living in America, Barbier said.
 
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Excerpt from the essay "Democracy Means to Me" by Grace Liu collected in "In Our Words"
   "Democracy is a myriad of opportunities. There are no boundaries to knowledge. Everyone is allowed to pursue knowledge as far as they can, no matter their age. Democracy is a compromise and commitment. There is hope for no wars in the world. Nation to nation, people to people, coming to a compromise, no matter their strengths or weaknesses as nation."  READ MORE !

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Literacy . . . Info . . . News . . . Questions

Literacy Tribune: September 2012
The Adult Learner Network Newsletter

United Literacy, a non-profit organization, provides resources and support to adult literacy learners in the United States. Its aim is to make literacy education accessible and worthwhile for adult learners.

Main Story: Presidential Election is Around the Corner
The people of the United States will once again go to the polls to elect a president on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Establishing Healthy Eating Habits: Julia Pusztai, Guest Writer
In past issues, we have talked about exercise and the need to maintain a healthy weight. So what is the next step to improve your health?

Camping – A Great Outdoor Pastime: Armando Martinez, Guest Writer
California allows for a number of great outdoor summer pastimes, but your choice depends on what you consider recreational fun.

My Collection: Tungaa Khasbaator, Guest Writer
I came here to the U.S.A. six years ago. I like it here. It is nice and different to me.

Member Spotlight: Shadena Lutin
is a student in the STEP UP program at the American River College in Sacramento, California.

Technology Watch: Nexus 7 Tablet
Have you heard the latest buzz? Google finally release its own tablet

The Literacy Tribune is looking for adult learner writers.
Are you an adult learner ?
Do you want to write ?
Do you want to publish your writing ?

You can write about:
Your road to literacy
Your literacy organization
Literacy resources you like
You can write book reviews, poetry, short stories
You can write articles about health, finance, or technology
You can write just about anything !

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SCLLN Professional Development Day: Oct 19


October 19, 2012: 9am – 4pm
Huntington Beach Library
7111 Talbert Ave

9:00 am – Noon Strand (Choice of W1 or W2)
Workshop 1:
Incorporating Technology in Your Literacy Program
Examine how to use devices such as e-readers, tablets, and smart phones in our literacy programs, answering questions such as:
- What mobile applications are appropriate for our adult learner population?
- Why use an e-reader instead of a book?
- What are some things to watch out for when adding these devices to your program?
In addition, we will explore websites such as ProLiteracy’s EdNet and the vast amount of resources available to literacy programs.
Presenters:
Susan Vega, Literacy Tutor/Learner Coordinator for READ/San Diego
Amy Crepeau, Literacy Specialist, Huntington Beach

Workshop 2:
Adult Learner Leadership Institute - ALLI
Adult Learners are given opportunities to develop leadership skills, make new friends, and work on projects that help their literacy program. Learn how ALLI was instituted, how it benefits your learners and your program, and how to utilize their new-found skills for success in your organization and beyond.
Presenters:
Carrie Scott, Community Outreach Supervisor, Carlsbad
Rosie Manela, Retired Literacy Director, Rancho Cucamonga

12:15-1:30 Lunch/SCLLN General Meeting

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Strand
Workshop 3:
Collaborations
Raising awareness of literacy needs is an ongoing task. Collaborations and partnerships are important in order to broaden the audience for library literacy programs, and to maintain and strengthen our resources in times of scarce dollars. In this dynamic workshop, we will discuss collaboration basics including: why collaborations are important, who to reach out to, how to begin collaborations, best practices and challenges you might face.
Presenter:
Iosefa Alofaituli, Executive Director: Oak View Renewal Partnership, Huntington Beach

Registration:
$125 Before SEP 17
$150 After SEP 17
Payment due October 19

Diane Moseley
Phone: 714 . 375 . 5102
Fax:    714 . 841 . 3765

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Literacy . . . Info . . . News . . . Questions

In Focus Martin Sheen on Community Literacy Programs
InFocus: 9.10.2012: by kelly broox

In the information age, being able to digest the written word is more critical than ever to success in society. For millions of Americans, the task of reading and comprehending material is difficult. The TV program In Focus Martin Sheen is exploring how groups around the country are helping people learn essential reading skills.

In the United States, about one in five adults have the highest level of reading comprehension— that is 20 percent. On the other end of the spectrum is about 14 percent of Americans who have serious difficulty reading according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy.

In Focus PBS is working to highlight community groups around the country that are trying to reduce this alarming statistic.

One novel approach that is showing results in adult education classrooms and community centers around the country is to teach reading through application. By using the types of reading materials that people encounter in their lives, teachers can help adult students improve their skill and understand the necessity of reading. READ MORE !

Resources for Community Literacy Programs
Southern California Library Literacy Network @ Southern California and California
American Literacy Directory @ National - International – Statistics

Monday, September 10, 2012

Newport Beach Public Library

Literacy Event Honors “Learners” at Central Library
Corona Del Mar Today: 9.06.2012

The Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy celebrated International Literacy Day today in the Central Library Friends Room, where a standing-room only crowd of about 100 people gathered to share foods from around the world as well as literacy accomplishments.

Isabel Sevilla, 35, of Costa Mesa, was honored with the Rochelle Hoffman Memorial Award, given each year to a standout “learner” in the Literacy Services program. The award is named for a Corona del Mar woman who volunteered as a tutor before her death in 2004.

Sevilla moved from Mexico in 2000 and has worked as a nanny, but her grasp of only basic conversational English was holding her back, she said in an interview before the ceremony.

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The library’s literacy program was established in 1986 and trains about 50 tutors each year. Currently, the program has 112 active tutors, 132 active learners and 23 learners on waiting list. READ MORE !

Thursday, September 6, 2012

International Literacy Day: September 8

International Literacy Day kicks off Friday
Imperial Valley Press: 9.05.2012 by Celeste Alvarez

HOLTVILLE — As libraries across the nation prepare for International Literacy Day, Imperial County librarian Connie Barrington said she hopes to inspire others to take an interest in literacy during a celebration at the Imperial County Free Library, Holtville Meyer Memorial Branch here Friday.

“We hope to highlight literacy concerns in the Valley and encourage others to volunteer,” Barrington said.

The annual event will consist of several public readings ranging from children’s literature to more sophisticated literature, explained Barrington.

With the demand for teaching literacy in the Valley increasing, Barrington said she hopes the festivities will also motivate others to take an initiative within their own education and the education of their fellow neighbor.

“One of the most rewarding feelings I’ve experienced was as a tutor,” Barrington said.

Barrington said she hopes the festivities will bring about more volunteers to the literacy program and encourage individuals age 16 and older to volunteer and help make a difference in an individual’s life.

The free event is open to the public and is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a special guest speaker reading a selection of their choice during the event.

“It’s important to celebrate literature,” she said.

IF YOU GO
What: International Literacy Day
When: Friday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Imperial County Free Library, Meyer Memorial Branch
Holtville, 101 E. Sixth St.
760-339-6460

Other Literacy Day Events @ SCLLN Literacy Calendar
Sep. 6 10am
Annual Celebration of Literacy
Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avacado
Newport Beach CA 92660

Sep. 8 Literacy Festival
WORD AV
Lancaster City Park
Lancaster CA

Sep. 15 10am
Adult Ed-Family Literacy Week
Glendora Library Glendora Library
140 S Glendora
Glendora CA 91741

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

California Literacy Calendar: September 2012


California Literacy Calendar: September 2012

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

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.

Southern California and California Literacy Events: September 2012
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month @ Your Local Library
Festival of Children: Sep 1-30 @ South Coast Plaza
Natl Adult Education & Family Literacy Week = Sep 10-16

Sep 8   International Literacy Day
Sep 8    LD Adult Support Group ProvTarzana Med Ctr 10am
Sep 13   Practical Help for Parenting a Struggling Reader = CyberSpace 6pm
Sep 16   Children's Books & Literacy Brunch = San Diego
Sep 21+ Southern California Writers' Conference = Los Angeles
Sep 22   FINDING NEMO - Autism Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Sep 23   Central Coast Book & Author Festival = San Luis Obispo
Sep 28   Manos Amigas/Helping Hands, Centro Latino = LA 5pm
Sep 30   Orange County Children's Book Festival @ Orange Coast College
Sep 30   National Story Night = Nationwide
Sep 30-Oct 6: Banned Book Week

National & International Literacy Events: September 2012
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month @ Your Local Library
Books That Shaped America, Library of Congress: thru Sep 29

Sep 5+   World Congress on Learning Disabilities = Oviedo, Spain
Sep 6+   Center for Health Literacy Conf = Arlington VA
Sep 8     International Literacy Day
Sep 12   Literacy Leadership Awards = Wash DC 5:30pm
Sep 13+ Social Media 101 = CyberSpace
Sep 15   Lit Crawl NY = NY NY
Sep 21+ KidLitCon = New York Public Library
Sep 22   FINDING NEMO - Autism Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Sep 22+ National Book Festival National Mall = Washington DC
Sep 24   Punctuation Day
Sep 24+ Turning the Page 2.0: Library Advocacy = CyberSpace
Sep 26+ Conference of the Book = Regensburg Germany
Sep 27+ New England Reading Assoc Conf = Nashua, NH
Sep 28+ Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards = Simmons College, Boston
Sep 30   National Story Night = Nationwide
Sep 30-Oct 6: Banned Book Week