Monday, February 29, 2016

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: March 2016

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
March 2016

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


Mar. 05  CATESOL Regional Los Angeles California Polytechnic University Pomona
Mar. 05  Dyslexia Conference So CA Tri-Counties IDA Riverside  @dyslexiaSoCal
Mar. 08 Autism Sensory Friendly Films LONDON HAS FALLEN 7p
Mar. 12 Autism Sensory Friendly Films ZOOTOPIA 7p
Mar. 15  CATESOL Regional San Diego Miramar College
Mar. 17+ CUE Conf Palm Springs  @cueinc  #cue16
Mar. 22 Autism Sensory Friendly Films DIVERGENT ALLEGIANT PART1 7p
Mar. 23+ CABE Conference San Francisco
Mar. 26 Autism Sensory Friendly Films ZOOTOPIA 10a


Friday, February 26, 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: March 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar: March 2016

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


Mar. 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop Santa Fe Springs Library 6:30p
Mar. 02 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Fontana 5p
Mar. 02 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 5:45p
Mar. 03 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Co Torrance Library 7p
Mar. 05 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego County Library 10a
Mar. 05 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Lake Arrowhead 10a
Mar. 05 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Chino 10a
Mar. 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Mar. 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Yucca Valley 9a
Mar. 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Chino Hills 9:30a
Mar. 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Yucaipa 10a
Mar. 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Adelanto 11a
Mar. 12 Soup & A Good Book FUNdraiser Whittier Area Literacy Council 11:30a
Mar. 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Library 9:30a
Mar. 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Ventura Library 5p
Mar. 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Hesperia 3p
Mar. 17 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Hemet Library 9a
Mar. 17 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Mar. 19 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Maria Library 10a
Mar. 21 Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation Corona Library 7p
Mar. 22 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 9:45p
Mar. 29 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Library 6p
Mar. 29 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation Huntington Beach Library 6:30p
Mar. 31 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Huntington Beach 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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Writer To Writer Award Ceremony SCLLN Literacy Conference March 5, 2016

Writer To Writer Award Ceremony
SCLLN Literacy Conference
March 5, 2016

SCLLN is excited to announce the winners and runners-up for the 2015 Writer to  Writer Challenge !


SCLLN received a record number of entries. We are so proud of all of the 97 learners who wrote letters.

Please join our adult learners, tutors and coordinators at the upcoming 2016 Southern California Library Literacy Network (SCLLN) Conference, to be held at the Buena Park Holiday Inn on Saturday, March 5th.

We hope you will join us for the Writer to Writer lunch, if not for the entire conference, and listen as the winner from each category reads their amazing letter!  We encourage all coordinators to invite and sponsor all of your writers and their tutors for this special event. The registration fees are an appropriate use of CLLS grant funding and would be an excellent way to recognize our writers and their tutors. Congratulations to all of our letter writers!

Reminder: early registration closes this Friday, Feb. 19th.
Registration forms must be received in HB,
or emailed to literacy@surfcity-hb.org by Fri; payment can follow.

Emerging Category :: Winners - Tie
“I am Malala,” by Malala Yousafzai
“In Bikole: Eight Modern Stories of Life in a West African Village,”
by Tom Gilroy

Runner-Up
“The Art of War,” by Sun Tzu translated by R. L. Wing

Beginning Category :: Winner
Estella Garcia, Downey Library
“A Child Called It,” by Dave Pelzer

Runners-Up
“The Breadwinner,” by Deborah Ellis
“Mother Teresa,” by Margaret Holland

Intermediate Category :: Winner
“Red Midnight,” by Ben Mikaelsen

Runners-Up
“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” by Anne Frank
AnonymousCorona Library
“The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read,” by John Corcoran

Advanced Category :: Winner
“Adventures in the Anthropocene,” by Gaia Vince

Runners-Up
Elsa Sanchez, Riverside County Library
“Dolores Huerta: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist,” by Robin S. Doak
“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” by Anne Frank

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 5th.
Again, Congratulations!

Writer to Writer Chair

For More Info, Call:
Carrie:  760/931-4515
Diane Moseley:  714/375-5086
Cherall Weiss:  949/717-3875

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Glendora Library :: Great Trivia Challenge :: Feb 27



Glendora Library
February  27, 2016 :: 5 pm

The Great Trivia Challenge began in 1992 as a fundraising event to create an Adult Literacy program. Now it is a community-loved tradition that promotes friendly competition to support the Glendora Library. It is an exciting event in which teams, sponsored by local business and service organizations, compete against each other. Mr. Trivia, Thom Hill, asks a series of increasingly difficult trivia questions to determine a winner.


Azusa Pacific University
Felix Event Center
710 E. Foothill Blvd
Azusa CA 91702

Monday, February 22, 2016

Redlands Adult Literacy Program Learners Enter Challenge

Redlands Adult Literacy Program learners enter Challenge
Redlands Daily Facts: 2.20.2016 by Diane Shimota,
Adult Literacy Coordinator-AK Smiley Library

Writing is a core element of the Redlands Adult Literacy Program.

Recently, seven adult learners from the Redlands Adult Literacy Program entered the Writer to Writer Challenge, which is sponsored by the Southern California Library Literacy Network. The annual Writer to Writer Challenge invites adult literacy learners throughout Southern California to write a letter to an author, living or dead, whose book has inspired them.

As Carrie Scott, community outreach supervisor the Carlsbad City Library and chairman of the Writer to Writer Challenge, explained, this activity is a “goal bonanza.” It provides the opportunity for learners to obtain a library card, select a book, check out a book from the library, read the book, write a letter, edit the letter and submit it for review.

Participants can attend a conference with fellow learners and describe their experiences in writing to an author.

Scott said that she loves that “every now and then, we get a letter where a learner writes about reading a book to his or her child.”

One of the Redlands entrants, Crystal Moreno, wrote to Malala Yousafzai, author of “I Am Malala.” Moreno’s goal in the Redlands Adult Literacy Program is to improve her writing. She said she wanted to challenge herself by entering this contest and she found that her writing improved as she worked through several drafts of her letter.

Moreno was able to connect with the author because she also believes in the power of education for women and girls.  READ MORE @

TheBreadwinner by Deborah Ellis



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Solano Co Library

Literacy Library Jobs – California

New tutoring sites opening soon in Ojai and Fillmore.
Under general direction; responsible for supervising a site for Ventura County Library. There are two part-time, regular positions, and one extra-help position for Ventura County Library's READ program. There is one intermittent position for the Career Online High School program (COHS).
FINAL FILING DATE: Feb 26 2016 5:00 PM Pacific


plans, manages, administers implements, and evaluates the Library System’s literacy program including planning, implementing and directing the adult, family and pediatric literacy programs as well as programs for adults and children who speak little or no English.
FINAL FILING DATE: Feb 29 2016 5:00:00 PM 


Imperial County Librarian, Barrington, Set to Retire

County Librarian set to retire after 15 years
Imperial Valley Press: 2.11.2016 by Edwin Delgado

After serving Imperial Valley for more than 20 years, the last 15 as the County Librarian, Connie Barrington is now set to retire. The new county librarian will begin on March 4.

“It was hard to make the decision, I really enjoyed it,” Barrington said. “It’s time for someone young with a new vision to continue to expand on what we have.”

Barrington who is from Chicago came into the valley with her husband in the 1980s after he convinced her to come and experience living in the Valley.

She held several positions early in her career, before getting appointed as the county librarian Barrington was an assistant to the director of the Brawley Library where she began to get involved with the Adult Literacy Program in 1989.

“I think that with the budget that we’ve had, we were able to provide great services for the community,” Barrington said. “The library is the best underutilized resource in the Valley.”

Despite always having a limited budget to work with she feels proud to have been able to expand the services they provide the community and adapt with the times.The library is working to allow people to check out eBook readers and have constantly upgraded their software and connections to allow its users to access the resources and information they need with ease.

“People only think of books when it comes to the library but we’re so much more than that,” Barrington said.

Now with retirement looming, she said that a friend of hers adviser her not to commit to anything for the first six months of her retirement. She does intend to do a lot of traveling but also wants to remain involved with the literacy program, although she still doesn’t know to what capacity.  READ MORE @ [Subscription Required]

Friday, February 12, 2016

2016 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award :: Nominations Due March 18

2016 Outstanding Librarian
in Support of Literacy Award

CLA's Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award recognizes a librarian who has demonstrated passion, excellence and dedication in support of adult literacy. One award is given each year and the recipient is honored at the CLA Awards Ceremony during the annual conference.

The honoree receives a plaque and $750 to support his or her continued engagement with the California Library Association. The funds may be used for CLA conference travel expenses and/or CLA membership renewal.

The award is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is also supported by BALit, SCLLN, and NCLC.

Nominations must be received by March 18, 2016 – 5:00pm PST

Purpose: This award is to recognize and honor a librarian who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support literacy.

Eligibility
•The nominee can be a library staff member who has performed one or more of the following services in support of literacy: outreach, programming, advocacy, recruitment, public awareness, collection development, fundraising, other -- you name it!
•The nominee cannot be a literacy services staff person who already provides direct literacy services.
•Persons nominated for the award are required to be CLA members.
•Nominators are not required to be CLA members. However, if a nomination is made by a non-member, the nomination must be endorsed by a CLA member. If you need assistance in finding a CLA member to endorse your nomination, please contact the CLA office no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.
•Only one nomination per library jurisdiction is permitted.
•The OLSL Award is an individual award and a nomination may not be made for a group.

Only one nomination per library jurisdiction is allowed. This is an individual award – nomination cannot be for a group. The winner will be honored at the CLA 2016 Conference in Sacramento.

Past Winners:
2015: Jayanti Addleman, Monterey County Free Libraries
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

Monday, February 8, 2016

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2016 :: March 5 2016

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Buena Park Holiday Inn  7000 Beach Boulevard  Buena Park CA
Writer to Writer Awards Ceremony


Southern California Library Literacy Network
Literacy Conference Registration
Is Now Open!

Early Bird Registration  :::  Feb 19, 2016
Click Here To Register (PDF file) (Word document)
$ 40.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff
$ 15.00: SCLLN Adult Learners
$ 75.00: Non-Members

LUNCH ONLY ~ Writer To Writer Awards Ceremony ~ Members: $ 45.00

After Feb 19 or @ Conference:
$ 50.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff
$ 25.00: SCLLN Adult Learners
$ 75.00: Non-Members

LUNCH ONLY ~ Writer To Writer Awards Ceremony ~ $ 50.00 everyone

Register by email: literacy@surfcity-hb.org 
~ Send hard copy registrations to ~
Diane Moseley, Literacy Services
Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert
Huntington Beach, CA  92648

Mail Payments to:
SCLLN, c/o Diane Moseley, HBPL
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA  92648

Check in and Continental Breakfast: 8:00-8:45
Workshops begin promptly at 9:00

Strand 1   ~   9:00 – 10:15
Teaching Pronunciation: Margaret Watkins, READ OC
Using Children’s Books to Teach Adults: Jerry Edwards, Santa Fe Springs Library
Choosing a Book You’ll Love!: Carrie Scott, Carlsbad Library
Social Media for Beginners: Susan Vega, READ San Diego

Strand 2   ~   10:30 – 11:45
How to Teach Writing: Toby Larson, Newport Beach Library
Tutor Ready: New LINCS Resources for Teaching Adults to Read: Kathy St. John, CLLS
English Language, Literacy and Vocabulary Development: Rebecca Braun, READ OC
Learning with Your Smartphone or Tablet: Susan Vega, READ San Diego

Lunch  :::  Writer to Writer Presentations

Strand 3   ~   1:45 – 3:00
US Citizenship and Immigration Services: UCSIS
Techniques for Assisting Adults with Learning Disabilities: Kathy St. John, CLLS
How to Use Recipes as a Literacy Tutoring Tool: Aleida Gordon, California Poly, Pomona
Writer To Writer Panel: Carrie Scott, Carlsbad Library

S P O N S O R S H I P S
2016 SCLLN Literacy Conference
Writer To Writer Awards