Thursday, May 30, 2013

CA and National Literacy & Library Calendar: June 2013

CA and National Literacy & Library Calendar: June 2013

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

June is Audiobook Month



June 1  Women's Literary Festival - Santa Barbara
June 2+ Health Literacy Summit Institute, Freeport ME
June 13+ Children’s Literature Assoc Conference, Biloxi MS
June 19+ Volunteering & Service Conference, Washington DC
June 27+ American Library Association Conference, Chicago IL
June 27+ Urban Libraries CouncilConference, Chicago I
June 30+ Correction Education Assn Conference Cleveland OH

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: June 2013

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: June 2013

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

 
June 1  Literacy Student Recognition Awards =Whittier Literacy
June 4  Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12p
June 8  Literacy Tutor Training = SanDiego Co Library 10a
June 13 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6p
June 13 Leamos, Mole & Mezcal = Centro Latino for Literacy 7p
June 15 LiteracyTutor Conference - READ/San Diego
June 20 Literacy Tutor Workshop - Kern Literacy 10a
June 22 ESL Tutor Training = San Diego County Library 9:30a
June 25 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC 1p
June 25 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC 6p
June 26 Literacy Learner Orientation = Newport Beach Library 6p

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

San Diego County Library

English learners celebrate literacy at Writing Event Awards Ceremony
Ramona Sentinel: 5.22.2013

Participants in the Laubach English Literacy Program at the Ramona Library took center stage at the 2013 Writing Event Awards Ceremony.

The writing event is conducted every year in April to give English learners the opportunity to use the writing skills acquired during the year. This year 26 learners from beginner to intermediate levels participated. The essay topic was “Food.” All of the writing was completed in the classroom using minimal notes and a dictionary.

Each participant received a certificate and a book donated by the Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego County during the May 7 ceremony in the library. The council in partnership with the San Diego County Library system offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in libraries, Ramona’s, as well as in non-library centers.

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About 250 tutors serve approximately 800 adult learners throughout the county, making this Laubach council the largest totally volunteer ESL organization in the county.
 
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A tutor training will be held on June 22 and 29 in the Poway Branch Library. Anyone interested in becoming a tutor or learning English may visit the website at www.laubachsandiego.org. READ MORE !

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Literacy / Volunteer Jobs: California

Literacy / Volunteer Jobs: California

Volunteer Coordinator - PT
Carlsbad Library
Coordinate volunteer activities with all three library facilities and will regularly work from the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane and the Georgina Cole Library.
Application Deadline: June 6


Literacy- Student Success – FT
Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) Bay Area
Further develop and implement Parent Engagement programming, integrating Points of Light guidelines. - Develop volunteer roles to support before/after school programs, school attendance, infrastructure and other school needs.
ApplicationDeadline: June 25

Reading Center Site Coordinator
Reading Partners, Oakland
Oversee the operations of the Reading Partners Reading Center, a special learning environment created in a room provided by the school to Reading Partners

Application Deadline: Open

Literacy Coordinator - FT
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
Reporting to the Literacy Manager, the Literacy Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, screening and training volunteers and partnering with Schools of Hope (SOH) in related activities.
Application Deadline: Open

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
PLA Innovations in Literacy Scholarships
May 16, 2013

MontereyPark Bruggemeyer Library has been awarded the Public Library Association’s(PLA) Innovations in Literacy Award for its “Reading Rockets” youth literacy program. The library is one of only eight public libraries in the nation to receive this honor, which recognizes unique and inventive literacy programs that have a significant and measurable impact on the community the library serves.

Reading Rockets was formed by creatively combining the library’s LAMP Literacy and Project NEO (a nonprofit organization) resources to provide free one-on-one tutoring to children in 2nd through 6th grades to strengthen vital literacy skills and build confident readers.

“Libraries are essential for promoting literacy to all members of our communities. Innovative and dynamic literacy programs such as Reading Rockets equip children with the critical skills that they need for lifelong learning,” said Norma Arvizu, Monterey Park City Librarian. “This national award exemplifies the positive and lasting impact our library makes in the City of Monterey Park.”

A press conference will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Friends Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer. The library is located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754.

Winning applicants demonstrated literacy programs that were unique and inventive and that resulted in a measurable impact on the community the library serves. Programs in early literacy, adult literacy, digital literacy, transliteracy, information literacy, financial literacy, etc., were considered.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dyslexia Conference: May 18

Dyslexia: Enhancing Knowledge and Practice
Parent & Educator Conference
San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
May 18, 8am – 4:30pm

The Conference brings the latest research and practical tips on reading and learning, featuring renowned author and reading fluency specialist, Jan Hasbrouck, PhD, as keynote speaker. In addition, there are several informative workshops designed for parents and educators.

University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Lea LA - Angels Do Read: May 17-19

Léa LA
Feria del Libro en Espanol de Los Angeles
Los Angeles Leen  -  Angels Do Read
May 17-19
Los Angeles Convention Center

LéaLA, the Spanish Book Fair of Los Angeles, is the largest Hispanic book fair in the country.  The FREE
3-day cultural event that has captured Latinos and non-Latinos interested in books in the language of 22 countries and their diverse cultures. Among many highlights will be a homage to Carlos Fuentes, world-renowned Mexican author, and a tribute to Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Literacy Day: May 18

“Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning”
Literacy Day: May 18
11am – 4pm

600 State Drive
Exposition Park

Come enjoy a day of FREE fun-filled learning and share your passion for reading at The California African American Museum!

Literacy Day features author, illustrator, and Caldecott Medal winner, Kadir Nelson, along with celebrity readers Debbie Allen, Malcom Jamal Warner, and Deidrie Henry. The event also features various local LA authors for book signing and readings of their work.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Monrovia Public Library

Amazing Literacy Services Fundraiser
Monrovia Public Library: May 4, 2013

Our fourth annual Tea in the Garden last Sunday was no demure gathering. It rocked. We had the CSU-Northridge Flute Quartet set the tone with lively selections. The Loose Teas Cafe & Gifts donated a nice variety of teas and Sally Adkins Catering did a superb job of setting out delectable sandwiches, scones, fruit salads, and desserts to tempt the pickiest palate. People milled and bid on beautiful silent auction baskets. Three compelling speakers, Miga Wang, Susana Hutcheson and Aleacia Widdows, talked about what the Literacy program has done for them and how it has improved their lives. That's not all. The live auction featured an iPad, and iPad mini, a signed Galaxy Soccer jersey (David Beckham's signature and all), and a seriolithograph by Norman Rockwell. Sierra Landscaping helped make the garden theme real with large potted azaleas and trees, which were purchased at the end of the event.
 
Who helped out with this tremendous undertaking? Well, the Volunteer Management Team did a fine job of coordinating, planning and plotting to make it work. Teen Advisory Board and Youth Commission volunteers provided much-needed help waiting on tables, helping people carry their auction items, and generally being useful. Table hosts set fine tables which transformed the Library, and other individuals donated time, money, and auction items to make the day very special. Thanks to everyone for a job well-done.
 
Not to mention that everyone had a really, really good time.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Centro Latino for Literacy

Centro Latino for Literacy
May 2013 eNewsletter

April was quite busy - we're coming up for air. I'm excited to share Centro Latino's involvement in the community with you. Thanks to our great partners for spreading Literacy First!
Saludos,
Mari Riddle, President & CEO

Manufacturers Bank sponsors Centro Latino's Open House &; Volunteer Recognition during National Volunteer Week and Financial Literacy Month. Current and former volunteers met for the first time and shared what it means to volunteer. Ms. Nancy Huntington of Manufacturers Bank invited attendees to spread and support Literacy First!

AnaMaria Ruiz, VP Customer Relations, and I spoke to Latino professionals attending the ALPFA Los Angeles Leadership Summit where Centro Latino was a community partner. Congratulations to Carmen Palafox, ALPFA-Los Angeles Chapter President on a successful event!

Centro Latino and Leamos were very visible at the 22nd Annual National Conference on Family Literacy in Kentucky. AnaMaria presented an English and Spanish workshop on Leamos: Pre-ESL Online Literacy Solution and I was a panelist with national colleagues on Bringing in new Resources and Collective Impact: Great Cities Model.

Congratulations to President &; CEO, Mari Riddle, on her recent Nonprofit Leadership Impact Award! Thank you to all supporters!

Center for Nonprofit Management

Saturday, May 4, 2013

SCLLN Literacy Tutor Training Calendar: May 2013

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SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: May 2013

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



May 7 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library 12p
May 7 Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego 6p
May 8 Literacy Learner Orientation - READ/San Diego 5:45p
May 11 Literacy Tutor Training - San Diego Co Library 10a
May 16 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library Library 6p
May 18 Duck-A-Thon = Huntington Beach Library @ The Pier
May 20 Literacy Learner Orientation - READ/San Diego 9:45a
May 21 READ Tour = Ventura County Library 6:30p

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Literacy & Library Calendar: May 2013

Literacy & Library Calendar: May 2013
SCLLN
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- local, California and National -
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information



Southern California and California Literacy Events: May 2013
May 1+ BOOST Conference, Palm Springs
May 2+ Village of Tales Storytelling Festival, Ojai CA
May 4 Inland Empire Latino Book & Family Festival, CSU San Bernardino
May 4 Catesol Regional - Northern California, Mt. Diablo Adult Education
May 8+ Health Literacy Conference, Irvine CA
May 13+ Children's Book Week "A great nation is a reading nation."
May 17+ Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Richmond CA

National & International Literacy Events: May 2013
May 6+ Adult Learner Leadership Institute - VALUE Washington DC
May 7+ National Library Legislative Day, Washington, D.C
May 8+ Health Literacy Conference, Irvine CA
May 13+ Children's Book Week "A great nation is a reading nation."
May 18+ UNA Front Porch Storytelling Fest, Univ North Alabama
May 29+ BookExpo America, NY NY
May 29+ Canadian Library Association Conference, Winnipeg-Manitoba
May 30 International Latino Book Awards, New York
May 31+ Adult Education Research Conference, St. Louis MO

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