Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros : : SCLLN Libraries

Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros

April 30

@ SCLLN Libraries






April 27, 2015 3:00 PM Valle Vista
April 29, 2015 4:00 PM Glen Avon
Family Storytime April 30, 2015 10:30 AM Calimesa

San Diego County Library


Ventura County Library

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
2:30-3:30 - Decorate your own Día book bag and craft
3:30-4:00 - Día Storytime with Jackie Pearce
4:00-4:30 - Live mariachi from De Anza Middle School

National & International Literacy & Library Events : : May 2015

National & International Literacy & Library Events
May 2015

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



May 4+ National Library Legislative Day, Washington, D.C
May 4+ World Voices Festival of International Literature, NY NY
May 5 Teacher Day
May 6+ Health Literacy Conference, Irvine CA
May 12 ClearMark Awards National Press Club, Washington DC 5:30p
May 14 IMLS Learning In Libraries WEBCAST Kansas City Library 8:30a CDT
May 15+ UNA FRONT PORCH STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: Univ North Alabama, Florence
May 19+ Adult Education Research Conference, Kansas State University
May 22+ Intl Conference on Literacy  Univ of Crete, Greece
May 26+ Computer Assisted Language Instruction Cons CALICO, Univ Colorado, Boulder
May 27+ BookExpo America, NY NY
May 30 Sensory Friendly Films – TOMMORROWLAND 10a

Monday, April 27, 2015

Newport Library : : Gift of Literacy Luncheon :: May 1

"Gift of Literacy" Luncheon
May 1, 2015

Featured guest speaker


The Pacific Club, Newport Beach
Tickets now on sale
Deadline for ticket sales is April 27, so don't wait to purchase your tickets. For information contact literacy@newportbeachca.gov or call (949) 717-3874.

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy will hold its annual fundraising luncheon featuring the writer Ann Packer. She will be promoting her new novel, The Children’s Crusade.

Ann Packer is the bestselling author of two novels, Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, and two collections of short fiction, Mendocino and Other Stories and Swim Back to Me.

Includes lunch and a copy of The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer for each ticketed guest.  There will be a raffle, silent auction and book signing.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events : : May 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
May 2015

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


May 2    Dyslexia Conference – IDALA, UCLA
May 2    Inland Empire Latino Book & Family Festival, CSU San Bernardino
May 2    Family Literacy/Math Conference, University of La Verne 9a
May 2    We Need Diverse Books – CLCSC, South Pasadena 9:30a
May 3+ Journey Stories - Smithsonian Museum on Main St., Yuba City
May 6    Teacher Day
May 8+ Steinbeck Festival, Salinas
May 9    Catesol Regional - Northern California, Stockton
May 15+ LéaLA Feria del Libro - Family Book Fair,  Los Angeles Convention Ctr
May 16  Riverside Early Literacy Conference
May 23  Literacy Day, California African American Museum 11a
May 30  Sensory Friendly Film = TOMORROWLAND 10a

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Redlands Library : : Learner Chosen for Adult Learner Leadership Institute

Learner in Adult Literacy Program chosen to go to San Diego conference

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program is assisting 80 adult learners who want to improve their reading and writing in English. Each learner meets weekly with a volunteer tutor for an hour and a half. These tutoring sessions, which are designed to help learners meet their literacy goals, take place at the A.K. Smiley Public Library or at one of the off-site programs in the community.

Recently, Ana Alcantar, a learner in the literacy program, was asked if she would be interested in applying to participate in the Adult Learner Leadership Institute, an event held March 20-22 in San Diego and sponsored by the California State Library. The conference is designed to build leadership, communication, advocacy and presentation skills for adult learners.

“At first I was surprised and I didn’t feel ready to go,” Alcantar said.
-But, she filled out an application and was one of 20 learners selected to attend the conference for the Southern California Region.

“I’m not sure what they saw in me, but it felt great,” Alcantar said. “I felt honored because they believed in me.”

After attending the conference, Alcantar returned energized with new sense of gratitude and purpose. She said she learned it was important to be a part of a team in which one can share experiences and build relationships. READ MORE !

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar : : May 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar: May 2015


For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Calendar
Bookstore Day
May 1 Gift of Literacy Luncheon = Newport Beach Library 11a
May 2 Literacy Tutor Training = SD County Library 10a
May 2 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Lake Arrowhead 10a
May 5 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12N
May 5 Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego Library 6p
May 6 Literacy Learner Orientation =READ/San Diego Library 5:45p
May 7 Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy, Torrance Library 7p
May 8 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Placentia Library 1p
May 9 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Chino 10a
May 9 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Fontana 10a
May 9 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Crestline 12N
May 12 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Big Bear 4p
May 13 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Barstow 11a
May 14 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6p
May 16 Literacy Tutor Training – SB Co Library Adelanto 11a
May 18 Literacy Volunteer Orientation = Corona Library 7p
May 19 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Hesperia 4p
May 21 Literacy FUNraiser: Neil Simon’s “Rumors” = Redlands Library 7:30p
May 22 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego Library 9:45a
May 30 Literacy Tutor Training = Azusa Library @ Monrovia Library 8:30a
May 30 Literacy Tutor Training = Altadena Library 8:30a
May 30 Literacy Tutor Training = Monrovia Library 8:30a

LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Info about Local Tutor Training :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame.
Statewide Workshops @ California Library Literacy Services

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Money Smart Week : : SCLLN Libraries

Money Smart Week
@ SCLLN Libraries
will host free workshops at each of its locations during Money Smart Week, April 18-25.

Celebrate Money Smart Week
Floe Financial Partners Presents an Information and Discussion Session:
Avoiding Big Mistakes When Saving for Retirement and While in Retirement
Wednesday, April 22, 1:30-2:30 pm

Money Smart Week @ Your Library

California State Librarian Greg Lucas : : Focus More of California’s Innovation and Creativity on Our Public Libraries

California State Librarian Greg Lucas Says
"We Need to Focus More of California’s Innovation and Creativity on Our Public Libraries"

State Librarian Greg Lucas has sent the following message to California’s 1,112 libraries calling for getting a library card into the hands of every kindergartner, working to ensure every Californian can read at more than a 5th Grade level, and creating a system where every Californian can use their library card anywhere in California.

Benjamin Franklin is credited with creating America’s first fire department and its first lending library. Both institutions have changed a lot in 280 years but, fundamentally, they’re the same.

Firefighters still put out fires but they provide far more emergency medical care. Libraries are still information hubs for their communities but they supply that information in many more ways than books.

“Without the library, you have no civilization,” says Ray Bradbury, one of the most ardent advocates of public libraries, which he insists were where he got his education.

California’s 1,112 libraries – the most of any state – mirror our unique diversity. They’re enriched by thousands of librarians who exemplify the innovation and generosity California is recognized for around the world.

California’s students get help achieving their dreams from on-campus libraries and teacherlibrarians. Our public and private universities operate world class research libraries.

Each day, 21 million Californians – from preschoolers to 100-year-olds – use their library cards to open windows on the limitless realm of ideas and knowledge. Libraries are vital, thriving 21st Century institutions that literally change lives.  READ MORE !


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newport Library : : National Volunteer Week

Newport Literacy
It is National Volunteer Week

What a wonderful time to say THANK YOU to all the amazing folks who help make our program so strong.

We are truly blessed with tutors and volunteers who devote their time to help others achieve their goals.



May 1 :: 11am

Monday, April 13, 2015

California Library Week : : April 12 - 18

CA Senate Resolution
California Library Week | April 12 - 18
by Mike Dillon & Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyists

SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATES
“CALIFORNIA LIBRARY WEEK”

Senator Lois Wolk, a long-standing library champion during her time in the California Legislature, recently introduced a resolution on behalf of the California Library Association (CLA), to celebrate California Library Week.”  The official resolution, SCR 31, recognizes the tremendous work of public libraries, library staff, and the California State Library, and encourages libraries throughout the state to celebrate these efforts during the week of April 12 through April 18, 2015.  (“California Library Week” also coincides with “National Library Week.”)

Joining author, Senator Wolk on the resolution, are co-authors, Senators Jerry Hill, Carol Liu, and Jim Nielsen (author of the Public Library Foundation legislation), and Assemblymen Mike Gatto and Rich Gordon.

“California Library Week” is a great time to consider inviting a legislator to your library to tour your facility.

CLA would like to extend a special “thank” you to Senator Wolk for introducing SCR 31.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

California Book Festivals & Events : : April 2015

California Book Festivals & Events :: April 2015
Books, Comics, Poetry, Storytelling, Writing and More !


Apr 10-12:  Greek Myths - Master Storytellers Hugh Lupton & Daniel Morden, Getty Villa
Apr 11:        Literary Orange, Irvine
Apr 11:        Inglewood Literary Arts Festival, Inglewood Library 10a
Apr 11-12:  BookFest Solano, Vacaville
Apr 15:        Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, Oakland
Apr 15-19:  Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Old Town Newhall
Apr 16-19:  SFJazz Poetry Festival, SFJAZZ Center
Apr 18:        Black Writers On Tour, Carson Community Center
Apr 18-19:  L A Times Festival of Books, USC
Apr 23:        Book'd in Burbank, Theatre Banshee 7:30p-9:30p
Apr 24-26:  Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda
Apr 24-27:  Ojai Word Festival

Apr 25:        Family Arts & Literacy Fest: Santa Monica Library, Virginia Ave Park 11a
Apr 26:        UkiaHaiku Festival
Apr 30+      Ojai Storytelling Festival


Friday, April 3, 2015

Letters Needed in Support of Increased Library Funding in State Budget : : CLA Call To Action

Letters Needed in Support of Increased Library Funding in State Budget

CLA -News From the Capitol: 3.31.2015 by Mike Dillon & Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyists

CLA is requesting your help in writing to the members of the two subcommittees to urge their strong support of a proposal to provide $11.5 million in new funding for three very important library programs.  The CLA Legislative Committee has developed the following “Budget Ask” for the 2015-16 Budget.

This “ask” was developed based on feedback from your “Day in the District” visits with Legislators, where many of you told your Senators and Assemblymembers that more funding for the California Library Services Act is critical.  Additionally, the roll-out of the Governor’s Broadband proposal for libraries and his “AB 86” adult education consortia reforms necessitate additional funding.

Specifically, CLA is requesting $11.5 million in new funding:
·  $4 million for the California Library Services Act
·  $2 million for the California library literacy program
·  $5 million for connectivity grants, to assist libraries in joining the new broadband network operated by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)
·   $500K in administration costs and staff for the CLSA and broadband project.    

Please take a minute today to use the following sample letter,” adapting it to reflect the specific needs of your own library or programs, and mail or fax it to the following key legislators.

Note:  Your letters should be received
by these subcommittee members by April 15.

Senate Budget Subcommittee Number 1 on Education Finance
Senator Marty Block, Chair
Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 4072
Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 651-4939

Senator Ben Allen, Member
Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 2054
Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916)  651-4926 

Senator Mike Morrell, Member
Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 3056
Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 651-4923

Assembly Budget Subcommittee Number 2 on Education Finance
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Chair
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 2160
Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2107

Assemblymember Rocky Chavez, Member
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 2170
Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2176

Assemblymember Young Kim, Member
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 4177
Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2165

Assembymember Patrick O’Donnell, Member
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 4166
Sacramento, CA.  95814
Fax:  (916) 319-2170

Assemblymember Phil Ting, Member
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 3123
Sacramento, CA.  95814

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Literacy Jobs | California : : Monterey Park Library :: San Jose Library :: L A Dodgers

Literacy Jobs – California
DEADLINE: APR 3

responsible for coordinating programs and services at our Family Learning Centers
DEADLINE: APR 9

Assist the Senior Director and government affairs manager with community and neighborhood relations. Oversee the “Learn” community affairs pillar focusing on outreach and program planning in the area of education and literacy
DEADLINE: APR 5