Wednesday, February 29, 2012

California Literacy Calendar: March 2012

California Literacy Calendar: March 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.

Read Across America Day: March 2
World Read Aloud Day: March 7

Southern California Literacy Events: March 2012
Mar 02+: Charlotte S Huck Children's Literature Festival – U Redlands
Mar 02+: IDA, Inland Empire Annual Conference – Riverside
Mar 07: Sensory Film – The LORAX 10am
Mar 10: Literary Women - Long Beach Festival of Authors


California Literacy Events: March 2012
Mar 07+: CABE Conference – Sacramento
Mar 09+: Mariposa Storytelling Festival
Mar 15+: California Language Teachers Assn Conf – Los Angeles
Mar 15+: CUE Conference – Palm Springs


National & International Literacy Events: March 2012
Mar 07: Sensory Film – The LORAX 10am
Mar 08+: We Learn - Women & Literacy – Univ Rhode Island
Mar 12+: Everyone Reading Conference NY
Mar 13+: Public Library Assn Conf – Philadelphia
Mar 14+: Early Education Technology for Children Conf – Salt Lake City
Mar 16: Transliteracy, Technology and Teaching – University at Albany
Mar 25+: National Conf on Family Literacy-NCFL – San Diego
Mar 28+: Global Summit on Childhood – Washington DC
Mar 28+: TESOL Annual Convention – Philadelphia
Mar 30+: Latino Children's Literature Conf – University of Alabama
Mar 31+: Latino Book & Family Festival – Chicago

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monrovia Public Library

Local Retiree Teaches Literacy and Language at Library
Bailey Bishop works with two English language learners on a weekly basis. Monrovia Patch: 2.13.2012 by Alison Roeske

Bishop was introduced to the Monrovia Public Library’s Literacy Program by way of his friend Alan Wayte, who is another long-term tutor. For the past three years, Bishop has been working with Alma Lara, a mother and homemaker who is originally from Mexico.

"This student of mine knew very little English when I first started working with her. She told me that she feels some gratification and she’s improving and looks forward to bigger and better things as we move along," he said.

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"I think it’s one of the better libraries in Southern California. The literacy section is good. Good teaching materials," he said. READ MORE !

SCLLN Writer To Writer Awards: 2011

2011 Writer To Writer Awards
Southern California Library Literacy Network
2012 Literacy Conference - Lunch Ceremony

Adult Learners read or listened to a book that inspired them and wrote a letter to the author.

Congratulations to every Adult Learner who wrote a letter !

Emerging category (dictate a letter to tutor or staff)
Winner—Ramon Gomez, Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
Runner Up—Flavio Nunez Gonzalez, San Diego County Library-Vista
Runner Up—Sam Faualo, Carlsbad City Library Learning Center

Beginning category (write basic, simple letter independently)
Winner—Shaina Kim, Newport Beach Central Public Library
Runner Up—Erica Sanchez, “Let’s Read, Altadena!” Altadena Library District
Runner Up—Anonymous, Newport Beach Central Public Library

Intermediate category (write a more complex letter with larger vocabulary)
Winner—Teruyo Mori, Newport Beach Central Public Library
Runner Up—Patricia Wrighten, San Diego Public Library-READ/San Diego
Runner-Up—Linda Peterson, Carlsbad City Library Learning Center

Advanced category (independently with little support from tutor or staff)
Winner—Anonymous, Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
Runner Up—Hermond E. Jones, Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
Runner Up—Javier Villarroel, Huntington Beach Public Library

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Azusa City Library

Azusa City Library promotes literacy for all ages
Azusa Pacific Univ-The Clause: 2.15.2012 by Annie Yu


Literacy skills are developed from a young age, and a child that has access to plentiful books will often continue to develop his or her reading skills well into adulthood. However, many kids have limited access to a library. Enter the Bookmobile, Azusa City Library’s very own customized Dodge van.

The colorfully decorated van has steps, a ramp, a pull out canopy for shade and a generator for air conditioning. The Bookmobile is handled by a two-person team, providing library cards as well as book checkouts. Occasionally, the Bookmobile also has story time and crafts for the kids.

There are 10 different locations around Azusa that the Bookmobile visits: one preschool, four elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school, one adult school and two senior citizen centers. The students are free to walk into the Bookmobile to browse and to lounge on the chairs or cushions often set up outside.

Adult Literacy Services: Helping adults in reading and writing
Over 30 million adults in the U.S. lack the basic literacy skills it takes to read and fully comprehend this sentence. According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), these adults are placed in the “below basic” category, with “no more than the most simple and concrete literacy skills.”


The NAAL shows that while a shocking 14 percent of the national population cannot read the newspaper or follow directions on a bottle of painkillers, the percentage is overshadowed by the 23 percent of Californian adults and the 33 percent of L.A. County adults who lack these basic literacy skills.

The Azusa City Library offers a free literacy program, Adult Literacy Services, to help struggling adults improve their basic reading and writing skills, as well as simple math skills. The program is a part of the California Library Literacy Services, which started in 1984 to improve literacy among Californian adults. The Azusa chapter of the program was shut down for several years due to funding cuts, but they were able to reopen last April. They currently have around a dozen students, with a few more on the waiting list. READ MORE !

Friday, February 17, 2012

Monrovia Public Library

Local Retiree Teaches Literacy and Language at Library: Bailey Bishop works with two English language learners on a weekly basis.
Monrovia Patch: 2.13.2012 by Alison Roeske

Bishop was introduced to the Monrovia Public Library’s Literacy Program by way of his friend Alan Wayte, who is another long-term tutor. For the past three years, Bishop has been working with Alma Lara, a mother and homemaker who is originally from Mexico.

"This student of mine knew very little English when I first started working with her. She told me that she feels some gratification and she’s improving and looks forward to bigger and better things as we move along," he said.

"She’s certainly committed. She’s here on time every week," he added.

A married father of three sons, Bishop worked for many years at a savings and loan. He attended school at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Washington before earning a degree in business from the University of Indiana at Bloomington. Bishop also served his country as a Navy pilot during the Korean War. He still enjoys flying in a glider, especially in the region of Pearblossom, CA.

"I do a lot of soaring in the desert," he said.

Bishop said that he mostly enjoys reading non-fiction and historical material, and said he feels privileged to contribute to the Monrovia Public Library.

"I think it’s one of the better libraries in Southern California. The literacy section is good. Good teaching materials," he said. READ MORE !

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Goodbye, State Funding For California Libraries

Goodbye, State Funding for California Libraries
@Twitter

gypsylib: Goodbye, state funding for California libraries http://t.co/8ZxHw63F via @kalwnews Bad news for CA libraries and literacy. Tuesday, February 07, 2012 6:53:04 AM

bfister: Goodbye, state funding for California libraries - yeah, we need jobs, not ... uh, literacy. Wait.... http://t.co/odsm1X7c via @kalwnews Monday, February 06, 2012 11:28:50 AM

boyadamsam: Hope you're not a fan of literacy, because the state of California just defunded its libraries. http://t.co/rXshAKFb Hat tip to @ensable. Monday, February 06, 2012 10:31:35 AM

AmreaderToo: @audreywatters: California completely cuts state funding for libraries http://t.co/M0P06Pku Literacy programs, et al must find other $. Monday, February 06, 2012 10:11:22 AM

wasouder1: RT @bookbent: I understand that California has enormous budget issues, but slashing library funding to $0 is horrible. Literacy programs will suffer. Tuesday, February 07, 2012 8:55:32 AM

bookbent: I understand that California has enormous budget issues, but slashing library funding to $0 is horrible. Literacy programs will suffer. Tuesday, February 07, 2012 8:54:11 AM

TravisSheridan: And there you have it folks. California does not like literacy. Better increase public safety funding. http://t.co/uCRFCGFL Tuesday, February 07, 2012 8:44:55 AM

taripie: RT @ZaraTV: This is just sad. LIbrary funding is now at ZILCH. (via @TravisSheridan) http://t.co/yhmIzuJ4 Tuesday, February 07, 2012 9:18:19 AM

wasouder1: RT @bookbent: I understand that California has enormous budget issues, but slashing library funding to $0 is horrible. Literacy programs will suffer. Tuesday, February 07, 2012 8:55:32 AM

ZaraTV: This is just sad. LIbrary funding is now at ZILCH. (via @TravisSheridan) http://t.co/yhmIzuJ4 Tuesday, February 07, 2012 8:54:29 AM

punchj: Read Punch's Library Daily < Goodbye State Funding for California > http://t.co/noZAzaA4 #libraries #bankruptstate #savelibraries Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:55:57 AM

gsistare: Now would be the time to start measuring political aptitude / citzenship as related to the quality of the local library http://t.co/BKIRuQGc Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:35:27 AM

playprof: I grew up in San Francisco & enjoyed the riches of the the public library. What will happen to children like me now? http://t.co/D6c8Afib Monday, February 06, 2012 5:22:34 PM

PSCLiteracy: RT @marshallbooks: Your public library needs you. California eliminated state funding to libraries. http://t.co/VIoVvVlP Monday, February 06, 2012 3:12:33 PM

Destiny_Disney: RT @marshallbooks: Your public library needs you. California eliminated state funding to libraries. http://t.co/VIoVvVlP Monday, February 06, 2012 11:33:40 AM

calliope: Sigh. http://t.co/jO5G0ECK Bye California Library State funding.#swearwords Monday, February 06, 2012 11:32:25 AM

therealprotonk: CA cuts $59M from library funding (http://t.co/pbbHlYN9) and may ask the UC System for a $200M loan.(http://t.co/IMx9E7xo). Monday, February 06, 2012 11:05:42 AM

carl_grant: CA legislators commit their state to further decline by cutting all public library funding! http://t.co/yy5dSUmu Monday, February 06, 2012 11:05:19 AM

kmsqrd: RT @sheepeeh: MT @audreywatters: CA cuts state library support http://t.co/Ab5fb9Ma / What happened to "libraries will get you through times w/no money"? Monday, February 06, 2012 10:40:33 AM

marshallbooks: Your public library needs you. California eliminated state funding to libraries. http://t.co/VIoVvVlP Monday, February 06, 2012 10:29:42 AM

sheepeeh: MT @audreywatters: CA cuts state library support http://t.co/Ab5fb9Ma / What happened to "libraries will get you through times w/no money"?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Centro Latino for Literacy

Welcome to SCLLN's Newest Member:
Centro Latino for Literacy

Centro Latino offers several different literacy and education classes at our three classrooms headquartered in the Westlake/Pico-Union section of Los Angeles. The Spanish language literacy programs Leamos & Listos meet the California Langauge

Beginning Literacy standards and are designated as Pre-ESL curriculum. Education partners teach English as a Second Language (ESL) as well as Computer and Job Readiness Skills. This approach increases students’ self-confidence, empowers participants to take pro-active steps to improve their futures, and also nurtures a sense of accomplishment and joy in learning. Learners range from 18 to 80 in age.

Over 1500 students as of early October 2011 including:
Leamos has reached 197 students, 96 from partner sites
Listos has reached 111 students
ESL has grown to 856 students
382 students have learned new computer skills
20 students have learned job skills and preparedness


• March 18, 2012: Join Centro Latino Team @ the LA Marathon
• April 2012: Open House
• Sep 28, 2012: Manos Amigas


Visit Centro Latino on Facebook

Centro Latino for Literacy
1709 W. 8th Street, Suite A

Los Angeles, CA 90017
213 . 483 . 7753

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

California Literacy Calendar: February 2012

California Literacy Calendar: February 2012

February 25
Buena Park Holiday Inn

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.

February: National African American Read-In

Southern California Literacy Events: February 2012
Feb 3 Ink & Blood: Dead Sea Scrolls to Gutenberg The Muzeo Anaheim
Feb 23 Spelling Bee 5:30pm - San Diego Council on Literacy Fundraiser
Feb 25 SCLLN Literacy Conference Buena Park Holiday Inn
Feb 25 Sensory Friendly Films 10am - SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY @ AMC theaters


California Literacy Events: February 2012
Feb 10+ CATE Conference - Ontario
Feb 24+ CARS+ Convention - Riverside
Feb 25 SCLLN Literacy Conference Buena Park Holiday Inn
Feb 27+ International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference - San Diego


National & International Literacy Events: February 2012
Feb 1 The Edgy Librarian Online - Cyberspace
Feb 2 No Child Left Out Education Conference - Isle of Palms, SC
Feb 4+ National Reading Recovery Literacy Conference Greater - Columbus OH
Feb 15+ NABE Conference - Dallas TX
Feb 21+ NAREN Annual Conference - Panama City Florida
Feb 22+ Learning Disability Association Conference - Chicago IL
Feb 25 Sensory Friendly Films 10am - SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY @ AMC theaters