Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Workshop Calendar: November 2013

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Workshop Calendar: November 2013

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

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Nov. 2  Literacy Tutor Training - San Diego Co Library 10a
Nov. 6  Literacy Tutor Workshop - Kern Adult Literacy Council 10a
Nov. 7  Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC 1p and 6p
Nov. 7  Literacy Tutor Orientation = South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Nov. 9  Literacy Tutor Orientation - Placentia Library 1p
Nov. 13  Literacy Tutor Training - Newport Beach Library 9a
Nov. 14  Literacy Tutor Training = Burbank Library 6p
Nov. 16  Literacy Fair = Huntington Beacn Library 10a
Nov. 19  READ Tour = Ventura County Library 6:30p
Nov. 21  Trivia Challenge = Ventura County Library 6:00p

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Orange Co Library - Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy 2013 - Patricia Noa Regional Services Manager, Orange County Public Library

2013 Award Winner: Patricia Noa
Regional Services Manager, Orange County Public Library

Kudos to OCPL Regional Manager, Trish Noa!
California Library Association‘s 2013 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy
READ Writes: October 2013

For Trish Noa, OCPL Central Regional Manager, libraries and literacy are inseparable!  She demonstrates her passion for literacy by consistently encouraging OCPL staff to promote and support adult and family literacy.  As Branch Manager at Irvine Heritage Park Library, she often offered her own office for tutor/learner pairs to meet, trained as a READ/OC tutor, and led a small group of READ/OC learners.

Trish continues to work closely with the READ/OC team as liaison between the literacy program and libraries.  She attends READ/OC meetings and partners with the READ/OC team to offer special workshops and programs at branches, such as the USCIS resources and workshops.  She is always on the lookout for ways to support adult and family literacy efforts in libraries and in the community.  She offers valuable advice, suggests untapped resources, and provides constructive insights.  While at Irvine Heritage Park Regional Library, she brought the community into the library and took the library out into the community.  When Trish learned of learners’ long wait for tutors, she worked with READ/OC to make literacy a priority at her branch.  She became a READ/OC tutor and continues to address specific community needs, such as encouraging branches to create literacy displays to recruit more tutors in response to a growing waiting list of adult learners.

READ/OC congratulates Trish as CLA’s Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy, and very much appreciates the fantastic commitment to literacy and outstanding support of READ/OC by each and every OCPL team member!

This award, established in 2003 (Literacy Interest Group), recognizes and honors a librarian who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support literacy.

Past Winners
2012: Christy Aguirre, Sacramento Public Library
2011: Patricia Lorenzo, Santa Clara County Library District
2010: Anne Cain, Contra Costa County Library
2009: Derek Wolfgram, Santa Clara County Library
2008: Jean Hofacket, Alameda County Library
2007: Carol Starr, Marin County Free Library
2006: John M. Adams, Orange County Public Library
2005: Sofia Bellos, Oxnard Public Library
2004: Leslie McGinnis Rodd, Oakland Public Library
2003: Chuck Aston, Redwood City Public Library

Monday, October 21, 2013

Literacy Library Jobs: California - Fresno Co, Salinas, LA

Literacy Library Jobs: California

Literacy Coordinator: FT
Fresno County Library
responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing a literacy program within the library system directed at improving literacy within the community; and performs related work as required.
Application Deadline: Oct 30

Literacy Specialist (ParentEducator): 12 Month/Grant
Salinas Public Library
collect parenting ladder data for reporting purposes and to implement early literacy playgroups in the library and/or a city recreation center using a pre-set curriculum that includes facilitating open play, singing songs, conducting story time and engaging with parents.
Application Deadline: Until Filled

Youth Policy Institute, LA
for elementary, middle, and high school after school programs.  The desired incumbent will work with the Site Coordinator, after school site staff, school personnel and local community base organizations.
Application Deadline: Open

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Los Angeles Public Library - The Library is My Playground by Learner

The Library is My Playground by Learner – Susie Pae
LAPL READ: Fall 2013

Hello, everybody! There are lots of learning programs around us, like on the Internet and CDs. Even though we study by ourselves, it is hard to continue. I tried adult school and college, but homework and tests were difficult. One day I stopped by the LA Central Library. There were several people getting together. I asked the librarian, “What is this?” She told me, “It is the literacy center.”

When I joined the first day, I understood only a few words. The more I learn about other cultures, the more I am interested in literacy. To me, literacy means learning and meeting people. Some friends ask me, “Do they give you a degree or some money? Why do you go there instead of lunch with us?” To attend the classes is like daily food. There are writing, conversation, leadership, current events, and a variety of classes.

The library is my playground. It took me a long time to find the right place. We can come or go anytime. When I was a teenager, I liked to read books. My goal was to read a novel in English. When I finished reading my first English novel two years ago, it made me cry. The book was ‘The Old Man and The Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway. It gave me stronger feelings than before.

Last year, I read ‘The Stranger’ by Albert Camus. I hope to read at least one English novel every year. Currently, I am reading ‘The Pearl’ by John Steinbeck. We have learned from a lot of wonderful teachers at the library. They talk about literature, art, music, poems and all kinds of subjects. Also, tutors donate their time and effort.

I think America is a great country because it has many volunteers. Their efforts are so precious that we can feel close over the different cultures. I appreciate the help I receive from the center. In the future, I want to volunteer for any position at the library. Thank you so much to those who support this program.  READ MORE !

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Corona Library - National Dyslexia Awareness Month

EDUCATION: Know signs of dyslexia, get help
Press Enterprise: 10.01.2013 by Dayna Straehley

It’s October, which is also National Dyslexia Awareness Month.

The International Dyslexia Association says 1 in 10 people have symptoms dyslexia, a language-based learning disability, or learning difference as advocates say, that has nothing to do with intelligence or the desire to learn.

Children with dyslexia are bright, capable and able to go on to college and successful careers, the association says. Children with dyslexia simply learn differently. Many top CEOs, scientists, artists and entrepreneurs are dyslexic.

So is Corona-Norco school board member John Zickefoose, who says he struggled with learning disabilities from elementary through high school. He finally worked up the nerve to walk into the Corona Public Library at age 35 and ask for help to learn to read.

Zickefoose went on to a career at the library as outreach coordinator, a position on the board of an international literacy organization and election to the school board. He made his own struggles with literacy part of his campaign, going more public than most.  READ MORE !

.   .   . some local events

Dislecksia: The Movie
National Screenings  - October 17
Hazard Center 7, 7510 Hazard Center Dr, SD
will open theatrically in the US throughout October in conjunction with National Dyslexia Awareness Month.
Oct. 21: F.A.T. City: How Difficult Can This Be? - Video @5:45pm

Rancho Cucamonga Resource Center, 9791 Arrow Route

Oct. 24: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia @7 pm
AMC Fashion Valley 18, San Diego CA

Friday, October 4, 2013

Newport Beach Library - Mother learns to read to teach kids

Mother learns to read to teach kids
Newport Beach program helps adults beat self-doubt and learn to read
OC Register: 9.16.2013 by Nicole Shine

For so long, Marna Lee Lopez called herself dumb.

She couldn't read, although, ironically enough, for 13 years she worked at the Orange County Department of Education. Her employer never caught on because her co-workers helped her get by, she said. She became a good mimic.

“I could sound sophisticated and bright without knowing anything,” said Lopez, 44, of Costa Mesa. She didn't expect more from herself.

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For some, like Lopez, their kids inspire them to learn. Others, like Anna Kwon, an Irvine resident, have a goal in mind. The Korean-born immigrant said she wanted to become a U.S. citizen.

Both women learned to read thanks to Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, a program at the Newport Beach library that enlists the help of more than 100 volunteers, mainly retirees, who spend a few hours a week tutoring these students. The program's annual budget of roughly $100,000 is cobbled together from city funds, donations and grants. Their tools include a room at the Central Library filled with books perfect for beginning readers.

Last year, the program helped more than 200 adults, from about age 25 to upwards of 70, to read and reach their goals.

Kwon recently passed the U.S. citizenship test. Lopez is so proficient that she now home-schools her triplets.  READ MORE !

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CA & National Literacy / Library Calendar: October 2013

CA & National Literacy & Library Calendar: October 2013

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

Southern California and California Literacy Events: October 2013

Follow Health Literacy Month on Twitter
National Book Month (National Book Found no longer sponsors event)

Oct 2  Focus Raising A Reader Ages 0-5 - Camarillo Library @6:30p
Oct 3 Read For TheRecord: OTIS by Loren Long
Oct 4+ Los Angeles Storytelling Festival - iO West Theater, Hollywood
Oct 5  EducaciĆ³n: FeriaEs El Momento - CSU Dominguez Hills @10a
Oct 5  Fall Literacy Conference - South Bay Literacy Council
Oct 5  Star Wars Reads Day
Oct 5  Sensory Friendly Film - CLOUDY...MEATBALLS 2 AMC Theaters @10a
Oct 6  The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Riverside @2p
Oct 9  Focus Raising A Reader Elem Age, Camarillo Library @6:30p
Oct 11+  Big Orange Book Festival, Chapman Univ
Oct 11+  LitQuake San Francisco
Oct 12  Literacy 5000 (Dyslexia Dash), Riverside CA
Oct 13+ Teen Read Week Libraries
Oct 16  Focus Raising A Reader Children & Families ESL, Camarillo Library @6:30p
Oct 19+  Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence, Los Angeles
Oct 19  Writing Project - CSU Northridge
Oct 20 National Dayof Writing
Oct 20+ National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct 21  F.A.T. City: How Difficult Can This Be? - Video, Rancho Cucamonga @5:45p
Oct 23  LitCrawl Los Angeles - NoHo
Oct 24  The BigPicture: Rethinking Dyslexia, AMC Fashion Valley 18 San Diego @7p
Oct 24+  CATESOL State Conference, San Diego
Oct 25+  CUE Fall Conference, Napa Valley
Oct 25    Literacy Summit - CSU Monterey Bay
Oct 28+ Internet Librarian Monterey Conference Center, Monterey

National & International Literacy Events: October 2013

Oct 3  LitCrawl - Portland
Oct 3  Read For TheRecord: OTIS by Loren Long
Oct 4+ Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, Simmons College
Oct 4  Health Literacy Conference, San Antonio TX
Oct 4+ National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough TN
Oct 5  Star Wars ReadsDay
Oct 5  Sensory Friendly Films - CLOUDY...MEATBALLS 2 @10a
Oct 9+ Closing the Gap Conference, Minneapolis MN
Oct 10+ Comic Con - New York
Oct 10+ Plain Language Conference, Vancouver BC
Oct 10  Benefit for Literacy Gala - Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, Huntington NY
Oct 11+  Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy and Learning, Honesdale PA
Oct 11  Joy of Children's Literature and Literacy Conference,  William & Mary VA
Oct 13  Plain LanguageDay
Oct 13+  Teen Read Week Libraries
Oct 16  Dictionary Day
Oct 16+ Alliance for Children and Families Conference, Minneapolis MN
Oct 16+ Natl Coun for Workforce Education Conf, Milwaukee WI
Oct 18+ Library 2.013 Virtual Conference, CyberSpace
Oct 20  National Dayof Writing
Oct 20+ National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct 24+ Conference on Learning Disabilities, Austin TX
Oct 24  Lit Crawl Seattle
Oct 24+ National Black Book Festival, Houston TX
Oct 26  Lit Crawl - Austin
Oct 26  Make A Difference Day
Oct 28+ Internet Librarian, Monterey CA
Oct 28+ Health Literacy Research Conference, Washington DC
Oct 31+ US Conference on AdultLiteracy USCAL, Washington DC

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