Sunday, August 31, 2014

Literacy :: Library Jobs - California: Azusa, Bay Area, Livermore, Sacramento

Literacy Jobs - California

plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the Redlands Adult Literacy Program.  Recruits, trains and maintains and grows a robust volunteer base to assist adults, 18 years and older, improve their reading and writing skills in English
DEADLINE: September 15

Literacy Program Assistant – PT
assists program coordinator in day-to-day activities related to recruitment, retention, and record keeping requirements of literacy tutors and students, and other program volunteers
DEADLINE: September 4 (or 100 applications)

passionate about literacy and community partnerships, understand that early literacy is critical to building healthy communities
DEADLINE: September 4

Administrative Technician recruitment; Mark supplemental questionnaire “Literacy Program” position
Recruits, interviews, trains, and evaluates learners, tutors, and other supporting volunteers
DEADLINE:  September 12

826 Valencia Program Development :: AmeriCorps VIP Fellow – FT
826 Valencia – Bay Area
thoughtful and deliberate out-of-school time programming in four main areas: Cultural and Academic Literacy (CAL), Health & Wellness, STEM and P.L.A.Y. These efforts will ultimately have a positive impact on overall student success by using levels of engagement and student attendance as key indicators.
DEADLINE:


Friday, August 29, 2014

Azusa Library - Literacy Showcase September 2

Literacy Showcase

Azusa Library

September 2, 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM


then on to the Civic Auditorium
for a proclamation by the Azusa City Council at 6:30
Ticket Phone: 866.967.3281
Azusa Library
729 N.Dalton Ave. Azusa


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events: September 2014

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events:
September 2014

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

Southern California

Festival of Children: Sep 6+  South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

 “Evening w/ Author Victor Villaseñor” Escondido Library: Sep 11, 6p

Los Angeles Black Book Expo: Sep 13 - SouthWest Community College

Comic Con - Long Beach: Sep 27 - Convention Center, Long Beach

Great Minds Don't Think Alike - Honoring John Corcoran: Sep 27, 4p

Sensory Friendly Film - DOLPHIN TALE 2: Sep 27, 10a

Orange County Children's Book Festival: Sep 28 - Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa


California


California Library Literacy Services 30th Anniversary

In September, 2014, California Library Literacy Services will celebrate 30 years of providing high quality learner centered volunteer based adult literacy services in libraries around the state.

Food Literacy Awareness Month California Food Literacy

Library Card Sign-Up Month American Library Association

International Literacy Day: Sep 8

Roald Dahl Day: Sep 13

Food Literacy Fair: Sep 14, 9a - Southside Park, Sacramento

International Dot Day: Sep 15

100 Authors for Literacy: Sep 20 - San Mateo

Family Day at the Park: Sep 20 – Stockton

Curiosity Day with Curious George: September 20

Banned Book Week: Sep 21 –27

Celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.

Adult Education & Family Literacy Week: Sep 22–28

Banned Websites Awareness Day: Sep 24

National Punctuation Day: Sep 24

ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival: Sep 27+ @ Fairytale Town, Sacramento


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Workshop Calendar: September 2014

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Workshop Calendar: September 2014

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

In September, 2014, California Library LiteracyServices will celebrate 30 years of providing high quality learner centered volunteer based adult literacy services in California public libraries.


Literacy Tutor Training - Santa Barbara Library: September 2  10a  Also: Sep 3 and 5

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services

Literacy Showcase = Azusa Library: September 2, 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM

then to the Civic Auditorium for a proclamation by the Azusa City Council at 6:30 30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Ticket Phone: 866.967.3281. Azusa Library 729 N.Dalton Ave. Azusa, Ca 91702. For more info visit www.ci.azusa.ca.us.

ESL Tutor Training = Azusa Library: September 3, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES. Ticket Phone: (626) 812-5266. Azusa Library. For more info visit www.ci.azusa.ca.us.

Trivia Challenge = Burbank Public Library: September 4, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Silent Auction = Appetizer/Dessert Buffet Compete for Trophy & Medals 3-person Teams = $250.00 $25.00 ($30.00 at the door). Ticket Phone: 818.238.5577. Contact: Literacy Office. Ritz Banquet Hall St Leon Cathedral. For more info visit www.burbank.lib.ca.us.


Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy: September 4  Torrance Library, 7p

Walk for Literacy - Monterey Park Library: September 6, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Ticket Phone: 626.307.1251. Contact: LAMP@montereypark.ca.gov. Barnes Park (softball field) 350 S. McPherrin Avenue Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more info visit www.montereypark.ca.gov.

Literacy Open House = WALC: September 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ticket Phone: 562.698.6598. Whittier Area Literacy Council 12911 E. Hadley Street Whittier, CA 90601. For more info visit walcread.org.

Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library: September 6  Lake Arrowhead, 10a

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services.

Literacy Tutor Training - San Bernardino Co Library: September 9  Barstow, 11a

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services.

Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library: September 9, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES' 30TH ANNV. Ticket Phone: 760-931-4510. Carlsbad Library 3368 Eureka Place Carlsbad, CA 92008. For more info visit www.carlsbadca.gov.

Literacy Tutor Workshop - Beaumont Library: September 9  4p  Also: Sep 16

CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES' 30TH ANNV.

Literacy Tutor Training - READ/San Diego: September 9, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Also: Sep 11, 16, 18 and 23 30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Ticket Phone: (619) 238-6603. Valencia Park Malcolm X Branch SDPL. For more info visit www.sandiego.gov.

Youth Literacy Training = Santa Fe Springs Library: September 9, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Also: Sep 11, 16 and 18 CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES. Presenter: Santa Fe Springs Library. Ticket Phone: (562) 868-7738. Santa Fe Springs 11710 Telegraph Road Santa Fe Springs CA 90670. For more info visit www.santafesprings.org.

Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego: September 10, 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Ticket Phone: (619) 238-6603. Valencia Park Malcolm X Branch SDPL. For more info visit www.sandiego.gov.

Annual Celebration of Literacy - Newport Beach Library: September 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES. Presenter: Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy. Ticket Phone: (949) 717-3874. Newport Beach Public Library 1000 Avacado Newport Beach CA 92660. For more info visit www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

Literacy Tutor Training = San Bernardino Co Library: September 13  Yucca Valley, 9a

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services.

Literacy Tutor Workshop = Whittier Area Literacy: September 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Also: Sep 20 and 27 Tutors and students are asked to commit just two hours a week for a year and may elect to work with children 3rd grade up to adults. Ticket Phone: 562.698.6598.. 12911 Hadley Whittier CA. For more info visit www.walcread.org.

“STORIES FROM THE PORCH” = Beaumont Library: September 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES' 30TH ANNV.

Adult Literacy Awareness Day = Ventura Co Library: September 13, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Ticket Phone: 805.677.7160. E.P. Foster Library Ventura CA. For more info visit www.vencolibrary.org.

Literacy Tutor Training - San Bernardino Co Library: September 16  Hesperia, 3p

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services.

Literacy Tutor Training - San Bernardino Co Library: September 16  Big Bear, 4p

CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES' 30TH ANNV.

"Each One Reach One" Literacy Open House = Carlsbad Library: September 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES. Carlsbad Library Carlsbad Ca. For more info visit www.carlsbadca.gov.

Literacy Tutor Training - San Diego Co Library: September 18, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Presenter: LEARN - San Diego County Library. Ticket Phone: 888.466.0668. El Cajon Branch. For more info visit www.sdcl.org.

Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library: September 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES' 30TH ANNV. Ticket Phone: 760.931.4510. LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER 3368 Eureka Place Carlsbad CA. For more info visit www.carlsbadca.gov.

Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Wrightwood Library, September 18 3p
Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Highland Library, September 18 10a
Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Adelanto Library, September 18 4p
Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Chino Library, September 20 10a
Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Rialto Library, September 20 10:30a
Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Crestline Library, September 20 10:30a
Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Fontana Library, September 20 10a
ESL Tutor Training - Laubach Literacy, Ventura: September 20, 9a  Also: Oct 18

Tutor Workshop - Santa Barbara Public Library: September 22, 5:30p  Also: Sep 24, 29; Oct 1

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services.

Literacy Tutor Orientation = Newport Beach Library: September 23, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Workshop: October 8 & 15 Must Attend Orientation CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES' 30TH ANNV. Presenter: Newport Mesa/Pro Literacy. Ticket Phone: 949.717.3874.. Newport Beach Library 1000 Avocado Ave Newport Beach CA 92660. For more info visit www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego: September 25, 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES' 30TH ANNV. Ticket Phone: (619) 238-6603.. Valencia Park Malcolm X Branch SDPL. For more info visit www.sandiego.gov.

Literacy Trivia Bee - Upland Public Library: September 25, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services Teams: $150.00 Tickets: FREE. Presenter: Literacy Services-Upland PL. Ticket Phone: (909) 931-4211. Gibson Senior Center 250 N. 3rd Avenue Upland CA. For more info visit www.ci.upland.ca.us.

ESL Tutor Training - San Gabriel VLC: September 27, 9a  Also Oct 11 - $25


Literacy Celebration = Glendora Library: September 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Celebrate the New Ventures of ‘Glendora’s Little Free Libraries!’ Meet the ‘Little Free Libraries’ owners, Celebrate Glendora READS! and 30 years of California Library Literacy Services. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Glendora Public Library 140 South Glendora Avenue Glendora CA. For more info visit www.ci.glendora.ca.us.

Literacy Fair = Camarena Library: September 27, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

30th Anniversary - California Library Literacy Services. Camarena Library. For more info visit www.calexicolibrary.org.

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.
LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online instruction

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I Love My Librarian Award: 2014

I Love My Librarian Award

Nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 12.

There are more than 122,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. How is your librarian improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

Nominate a Public Librarian
Nominate a School Librarian
Nominate a College, Community College, or University Librarian


Saturday, August 16, 2014

California Library Literacy Services: Gateway

California Library Literacy Services



In September, 2014, California Library Literacy Services will celebrate 30 years of providing high quality learner centered volunteer based adult literacy services in libraries around the state. The focus of the month will be to expand awareness about the need for adult literacy services in our communities, and to reach out to recruit new tutors and other volunteers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

7 Reasons Job Seekers Should Volunteer

September 2014
CLLS History
7 Reasons Job Seekers Should Volunteer
USNews.com: 8.05.2014 by Arnie Fertig

When it comes to searching for a new job, almost everyone thinks about building a résumé and LinkedIn profile, networking in person and online and responding to advertised positions. Of course, these are all critical elements of your job hunt.

There is another, less obvious thing you should be doing: volunteering for an organization, group or cause in which you believe. Here’s why:
1. Volunteering can multiply your networking opportunities
2. Volunteering provides opportunities for you to use your skills and gain new ones.
3. Volunteering can help build your résumé.
4. Volunteering can defeat your sense of isolation. READ MORE !

Plus, the best websites for finding local volunteer opportunities.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Los Angeles Public Library: It's A Match

It’s a Match


Bert’s Story By Tutor Bertram Brescher
I retired from 32 years with AT&T a little after my 60th birthday. It was a physical job that tired me out and the extended hours kept me away from my family. I had previously retired a few years earlier from the Air National Guard, which was a job I loved , but I became the OLD MAN looked to for answers, put the square peg in the round hole. Soon after retiring I started looking for volunteer work. I wanted something that would again make me feel good. The Air Force was always about teamwork and how to help. My Combat Communications Squadron excelled and always pulled through even through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

I first checked with the AARP local volunteer website. I saw mostly short term commitment positions. I did come across the Los Angeles Library Adult Literacy Program and looked deeper into it. It seemed to be a good match. I had worked on a workshop with AT&T and taught a class with the USAF on the operation and safety of tactical generators. I sent in an e-mail, but never received a reply. I figured the program was full or the staff laid off due to the recession. I took on volunteering at the Veterans Administration in Mission Hills. I would help filing, making phone calls and other odd jobs they needed help with. It was the big happy family I remembered from the military.

Raymond’s Story By Learner Raymond Anguiano
I have been with my tutor Bert about one year. I joined the program to learn how to read and write better. So far my achievements have been getting my drivers license, teaching my daughter to read, and helping my wife with reading medical labels.

I heard about the Adult Literacy Program on the radio and it was something I was looking for. I am so glad there is a program available in my local library and I do recommend this program to people who want to learn to read and write.  READ MORE !

Monday, August 4, 2014

25 Online Fundraising & e-Newsletter Best Practices for NGO's Free Webinar

25 Online Fundraising & e-Newsletter Best Practices for NGO's
Free Webinar
August 5
1 - 2:30 pm EDT
Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good and Public Interest Registry

FREE Webinar
•Services and functionality to look for a “Donate Now” vendor
•How to use social media to increase your online donations
•How to launch a sustainer program
•How to utilize social fundraising
•How to launch a crowdfunding campaign
•How to build your e-newsletter list
•How to design your e-newsletter for smartphones and tablets
•How to integrate social and mobile media into your online fundraising campaigns
•An exploration of social and mobile fundraising apps
•How mobile wallets could transform online fundraising