Sunday, November 29, 2015

Local :: California :: National Literacy & Library Events ::: December 2015

Local :: California :: National Literacy & Library Events
December 2015

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


Dec. 1+ Head Start Parent Conference, San Diego CA   #InvestinKids
Dec. 2+ LRA National Reading Conference, Carlsbad CA   #LRA15
Dec. 8 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY 10a
Dec. 9+ Changing America: Emancipation Proclamation 1863-March on Washington 1963, LAPL
Dec. 12 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: GOOD DINOSAUR 10a
Dec. 22 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS 7p
Dec. 26 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS 10a

Dec. 2+ LERN Conference, New Orleans LA   #LERN15
Dec. 2+ TASH Annual Conference, Portland OR   #2015TASHconf
Dec. 2+ Zero to Three Institute, Seattle WA   #NTI2015
Dec. 3   I Love My Librarian 2015 Award, New York NY 6p   #ilovemylibrarian


Friday, November 27, 2015

Giving in America :: Share Your Photos

#AmericanGiving  Share Your Photos
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Have you volunteered as an Adult Literacy Tutor ?
Volunteered to serve on a Literacy Board or committee ?
Helped in the Literacy Office ?
Worked on a Literacy fundraising event ?


SCLLN Tutors and Volunteers give back by donating their time, talents, and resources.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is documenting your giving through photos as part of a new initiative. You may even see your photos in our 2016 exhibition Giving in America.        

Share 1-3 photos related to your experiences with giving back to your community.

(Only submit what you have permission to submit. Your submission must be created by you, wholly original, or in the public domain. Obtain permission from the people in the photos to submit them to this project.)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Participate in the Great Thanksgiving Listen : : Story Corps

Participate in the Great Thanksgiving Listen

Make a plan to interview someone you love on Thanksgiving.

Commit to being part of this historic effort. Pick a grandparent, or neighbor, or family friend over the age of 65 who you’d like to interview. Simply download the StoryCorps app, use the built-in prompts to record and publish an interview over Thanksgiving weekend. There are resources here to help you get the most out of your interview experience.



After you publish your interview, please log in to your account at StoryCorps.me and tag it for #TheGreatListen 2015 [Your state abbreviation], i.e. TheGreatListen2015AZ or TheGreatListen2015KS.  READ MORE !


Sunday, November 22, 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: December 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
December 2015

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


Dec. 2 Literacy Tutor Training = SB Co Library Fontana 5p
Dec. 3 Literacy Tutor Training = Burbank Library 6p
Dec. 3 Literacy Tutor Training = S Bay Literacy @ Torrance Library 7p
Dec. 5 Literacy Tutor Training = SB Co Library Yucca Valley 9a
Dec. 7 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego SDPL 9:45a
Dec. 8 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12N
Dec. 8 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC Library 1p
Dec. 8 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC Library 6p
Dec. 10 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Big Bear 4p
Dec. 12 Literacy Tutor Training = SB Co Library Lake Arrowhead 10a
Dec. 12 Literacy Tutor Training = SB Co Library Chino 10a
Dec. 15 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Hesperia Library 3p
Dec. 17 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library 6p

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

Friday, November 20, 2015

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Redlands :: Camarillo :: Santa Clara Co

Literacy Jobs – California

plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the Redlands Adult Literacy Program.
DEADLINE: NOV 23

coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate learner and volunteer tutor services including one-on-one, small-group and one-time learning opportunities

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ventura Co Library :: Trivia Challenge :: Adult Literacy

27th Annual Trivia Challenge
November 18th, 6pm
Wedgewood Banquet Center
5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura


This night of fun benefits READ,
the Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program.
Admission is only $5 for audience members.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar and an Opportunity Drawing!

For more information call READ (805) 677-7160


Friday, November 13, 2015

2015 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award :: Jayanti Addleman, Monterey County Free Libraries

Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award
2015 Award Recipient
Literacy Interest Group, California Library Association

Jayanti Addleman is passionate about bringing library services to poor, underserved and marginalized communities. Recognizing the intense need in Monterey County, Jayanti has encouraged innovative ways for delivering literacy services like using online programs and apps, and instituting the “Navigating a New World” classes which serve agricultural workers by dividing the year into a “Growing season” (when workers are in the fields) and a “Learning season” (when workers can improve their English literacy skills in the library).

Jayanti is notorious for being unable to say “No” to interesting and creative ideas, and MCFL has instituted many new programs and collaborations in recent years. She also strongly hopes for world peace and feels that 100% literacy along with intercultural awareness are our best hope for attaining peace.  Earlier this year she was selected as one of the Outstanding Women of Monterey County and also received the “Front Line Award” from the Child Abuse Prevention Council.

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:
2014: Natasha Casteel, City Librarian, Roseville Public Library
2013: Patricia Noa, Regional Services Manager, Orange County Public Library
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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Imperial County Free Library: Branches bring ‘literacy experiences’ to all corners of Valley

Imperial County Free Library: Branches bring ‘literacy experiences’ to all corners of Valley
Imperial Valley Press: 11.09.2015 by Stefanie Campos

Sitting unpretentiously in the corner of a desk a frame humbly asks to “imagine the possibilities” and proclaims “one person can make a difference.” Take a drive out to visit the county librarian in the headquarters of the Imperial County Free Library and within moments it’s clear: Connie Barrington’s passion for reaching the constituents here lives up to — if not exceeds — the inspirational messages on her desk.

At age 64, Barrington’s path to her current position could explain why she speaks about each project with a clear motive for the betterment of the community of whom she serves.

Barrington moved to the Imperial Valley in 1988 from Los Angeles. Her husband was born at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley and had family in Calipatria. In the first class she taught here, a sixth-grade class, she found the bulk of her students read at a fourth-grade level, one or two at grade-level and several at first-grade level.

Barrington asked herself, “What can I do to help my students?” and pursued a variety of continuing education classes.

“I want to create people who want to read,” said Barrington, who is a certificated school library media specialist. “If you read you can do anything you want.”  READ MORE !

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Carlsbad Library Literacy Open House

Carlsbad Literacy Open House
Learning Connection: November/December 2015

The Carlsbad Literacy Open House was held Thursday, October 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Close to sixty people came to visit with staff and others.  They enjoyed refreshments, and watching the video “Voices and Faces of Literacy.”  Thanks to those of you who were able to attend !


Tutor Orientation Schedule
November 12, 6-8 pm
December 8, Noon-2 pm
December 17, 6-8 pm

Please call 760-931-4510 to learn about coming tutor orientations and to register.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

California Book Festivals & Events :: November 2015

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


Nov 3-7: Little House Exhibition, Covina Library (thru Nov 25)
Nov 4: The Witches Salem 1692, Stacy Schiff fantastical story of Salem Witch Trials 7:15p ALOUDla
Nov 6: An Evening w/Patti Smith, M Train a roadmap through Smith’s remarkable life 7:30p  The Orpheum Theatre ALOUDla
Nov 6 - Dec 6: Jewish Book Month
Nov 7-16San Diego Jewish Book Fair
Nov 7: Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival, Mt. San Antonio College
Nov 10:  The Pacific From Silicon Chips and Surfboards to Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires, Simon Winchester an enthralling new biography of the Pacific Ocean 7:15p ALOUDla



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Library Literacy Jobs – California: Camarillo :: Merced :: Santa Clara Co

Literacy Jobs – California

Camarillo Public Library
coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate learner and volunteer tutor services including one-on-one, small-group and one-time learning opportunities

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monrovia Library "Community Feud" Literacy FUNraiser

"Community Feud" Fundraiser

Monrovia Public Library Literacy Services Program

Monrovia Public Library Foundation

Sunday, November 8th: 1-3 p.m.



Team Up! Gather your family and friends who like to have fun and put together a team. Similar to the game Family Feud, your team will compete against other teams and try to figure out what responses your fellow Monrovians gave to survey questions while helping raise money for the Monrovia Public Library Literacy Services Program.


Individual tickets ($40) and sponsorships are available for purchase at Monrovia Public Library FoundationFor more details call 626-393-1113

Come out and support literacy services in your community!

Why is literacy SO important?
English author Rumer Godden said that, “When you learn to read, you will be born again … and you will never be quite so alone again.”  Unfortunately, 32 million America adults know the isolation caused by illiteracy.  Nearly 15% of U.S. adults cannot read, translating to more than 1 in 10.

In the past few years, the funding for literacy programs has been reduced by 40% due to statewide budget cuts.  Local adult education and funding for school libraries have also been severely cut, leaving Monrovia Public Library as the sole resource for literacy programs.  These cuts mean that the Monrovia Public Library Foundation must increase its fundraising efforts to offset the loss of state funding.  We hope you will come to this event for fun while at the same time helping support the Literacy Services Program.

For more information, please contact the Monrovia Public Library at (626) 256-8247.

Monday, November 2, 2015

NaNoWriMo @ SCLLN Library Programs

NaNoWriMo @ the Library
@ SCLLN Library Programs

The Literature and Fiction Department hosts a room for writers involved in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Participant writers will work towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.  Visit LAPL Writes to learn about the library's many resources for our local author community.

Ready to write your novel this month?  Join us for a #NaNoWriMo2015 Kickoff Party in the Civic Center Community Rooms.  We will have writer friends, books for inspiration and candy to keep you going!  It’s Halloween, so wear your favorite literary costume and be ready to write.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) veterans will be on hand to help you get your thoughts sorted, your daily and weekly writing plan set and cheers to inspire you to keep on writing.  See you there!

Come join us as we kick off November is National Writing Month! This is a celebration where writers around the world challenge themselves to write an entire novel in just one month. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

National & International Literacy & Library Events :: November 2015

National & International Literacy & Library Events
November 2015

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

Jewish Book Month Nov 6 – Dec 6

Nov. 2    Global Read Aloud- THE OK BOOK #gra15
Nov. 2+ Health Literacy Research Conference, Washington DC
Nov. 5+ ALER 2015 Conference, Costa Mesa CA
Nov. 6+ Young Adult Services Symposium, Portland OR   #YALSA15
Nov. 7+ Book Riot Live, NYC
Nov. 8+ Children’s Illustration Celebration, Northampton MA
Nov. 8    Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, Northampton MA 4p
Nov. 9    Global Read Aloud - any Amy Krouse Rosenthal Book #gra15
Nov. 13+ YallFest, Charleston SC   #YALLFest
Nov. 14+ Connecticut Children's Book Fair, University of Connecticut
Nov. 14+ National Quality Education Conference, Houston TX
Nov. 14    Autism Sensory Friendly Films – PEANUTS 10a
Nov. 15+ Literacy for ALL: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy, Providence RI
Nov. 16+ Global Education Conference  Cyberspace   #globaled15
Nov. 16+ IMLS Focus Conference, New Orleans LA   #IMLSFocus
Nov. 17+ AAACE Annual Conference, Oklahoma City OK
Nov. 18+ Getting In Touch With Literacy, Albuquerque NM   #GITWL
Nov. 18+ NAEYC Annual Conference, Orlando FL   #naeycAC
Nov. 19+ National Council of Teachers of English, Minneapolis MN   #NCTE15
Nov. 19    National Writing Project Conference, Minneapolis MN   #NWP
Nov. 20+ ACTFL Convention San Diego CA
Nov. 21   International Gaming Day @ Your Library   #igd15
Nov. 21   Tellabration (Saturday before Thanksgiving) Nationwide
Nov. 26+ Great Thanksgiving Listen - storycorps.org   #TheGreatListen
Nov. 10 Sensory Friendly Film = SPECTRE Tues 7p
Nov. 24 Sensory Friendly Film = HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Tues 7p
Nov. 28 Sensory Friendly Film = GOOD DINOSAUR Sat 10a