Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
December 2016

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

Dec. 03  A Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic Corona Library 1p
Dec. 03  Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair San Francisco Center for the Book
Dec. 04  Howard Zinn Book Fair San Francisco
Dec. 05+ Hour of Code
Dec. 10  Autism Sensory Friendly Films MOANA 10a
Dec. 12  Special Education Law 101 Special Education Law Primer Webinar 6p
Dec. 13  Autism Sensory Friendly Films FANTASTIC BEASTS-WHERE TO FIND THEM 7p
Dec. 27  Autism Sensory Friendly Films ROGUE ONE 7p

Saturday, November 26, 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: December 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
December 2016

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

Dec. 01  Adult Literacy Tutor Training Burbank Library 6p
Dec. 01  Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Dec. 03  Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop San Luis Obispo Library 10a
Dec. 03  Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Grand Terrace Library 10:30a
Dec. 04  Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Barbara Library 1p
Dec. 06  Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Dec. 08  Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 5:30p
Dec. 10  Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Lake Arrowhead Library 10a
Dec. 10  Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Adelanto Library 12N
Dec. 15  Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Dec. 17  Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Yucca Valley Library 9a
Dec. 18  Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Placentia Library 1:30p
Dec. 19  Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Library 10a

Beverly Hills Library Adult Literacy: last Friday month 10:30 - 12 N
LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction

Local Tutor Workshops :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame

Friday, November 25, 2016

Newport Beach Library :: GreatNonProfits Top-Rated Awards 2016 :: Newport Mesa ProLiteracy

Newport Mesa ProLiteracy
GreatNonProfits Top-Rated Awards 2016
GreatNonProfits: November 23, 2016

Every year, GreatNonprofits highlights the work of outstanding charities that are going above and beyond to provide vital, life-changing services to their communities. The 2016 Top-Rated Awards feature nonprofits that have received the highest scores from the people who work directly with them—volunteers, donors, and clients served. The awards honor charities from cities all over the world working to improve lives by addressing issues in 40+ different categories.

Newport Mesa Proliteracy Community Stories

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters
“The Newport Mesa Proliteracy program is a joy for both tutors and learners. The support staff is outstanding and does an amazing job to find perfect matches that are enjoyable and enriching for both sides. I know from the learners whom I have worked with that the full range of programs at the library--book clubs and specialized classes--greatly enrich the one on one tutoring project. This program is a gift to the community and to all involved.”

Newport Mesa Proliteracy develops the literacy skills of adults to empower them to achieve greater success in their lives - at home, at work and in the community.

Offers one-on-one tutoring and small group classes in reading, writing, life skills, job skills and more.  READ MORE @

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Volunteers Provide America $184 Billion Dollars in Value 2015

How do you provide America $184 billion dollars in value?
Volunteering and Civic Life in America

National, State, City, and Demographic Information

This site is home to the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states and 51 cities across the country. Data includes volunteer rates and rankings, civic engagement trends, and analysis.

Overall, the volunteer rate remained steady as 62.6 million Americans volunteered 7.8 billion hours last year. Based on the Independent Sector's estimate of the average value of a volunteer hour ($23.56 in 2015), the estimated value of this volunteer service is nearly $184 billion.  READ MORE @

Top 10 States
1    Utah
2    Minnesota
3    Wisconsin
4    South Dakota
5    Idaho
6    Nebraska
7    Kansas
8    Vermont
9    Alaska
10  Iowa

California is 34th

Saturday, November 19, 2016

CATESOL16 :: ESL | ELL | Writing | Vocabulary | Listening | Books | Tutor Resources

Tweet – Tweeter – Tweetest
Superlatives from SCLLN

Presenters suggest http://radioesl.com  
for #ESL lessons.

Presenters recommend http://www.writingfix.com 
for #ESL/#ELL students.

@AmyErikson  Nov 18

Students love their #smartphones
it makes sense to incorporate them into instruction.

Photo Vocabulary - Piggy Bank How much cash do you have in your piggy bank?

When you're learning #ESL, it can be hard to find a book
that's not too challenging but still, improves your English. This can help!

Improve your listening skills 1 minute a day

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Glendale Library :: In the Spirit of Holiday Giving, Meet Carol Shaub Who Volunteers her Time as an Adult Literacy Tutor

In the spirit of Holiday giving, meet Carol Shaub who volunteers her time as an Adult Literacy Tutor

The Library, Arts & Culture Department Adult Literacy Program offers services to help adults improve their reading, writing, and speaking. Instruction is provided by trained volunteers. The Adult Literacy Program is free and open to all adults ages eighteen and over.

The Adult Literacy Program helps adults who want to learn English as well as English-speaking adults who need to improve their reading and writing skills. Conversation classes and one-on-one tutoring sessions are offered.

Do you want to share your love of reading? The Adult Literacy Program is seeking volunteers to work with adults to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Successful volunteers need to make a commitment of at least one hour per week for a minimum of six months.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this Program, please email Juan Garcia or call 818-548-6450.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Alameda County

Literacy Library Jobs – California

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ventura Co Library :: Literacy FUNraiser :: Trivia Challenge :: Nov 16

Trivia Challenge

READ Ventura County Library
Adult Literacy Program
November 16, 6:00 pm

How smart are you?
Find out at the annual Trivia Challenge
Proceeds benefit

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Ventura-South.
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5.00. There will be appetizers, a no-host bar and an opportunity drawing.

Wedgewood Banquet Center
5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Altadena Library :: Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Literacy News

Bob Lucas Memorial Branch :: Literacy News
CONNECT*: November 2016

Our adult ESL students are enthusiastically learning about computers with bilingual computer instruction from staff members, Kelly and Modesta. For many of the students, it is the first-time working on a computer. As part of the class curriculum, the students learn the basics of using a computer, sign up for e-mail accounts, and learn how to access the Internet. The computer class meets twice a week and runs for 4 weeks.

If you are interested in our ESL class or the bilingual computer class, send us an e-mail or call 626 798-8338.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Redlands Library :: Literacy Program at Smiley Public Library Shares Success Stories

Redlands Adult Literacy Program at Smiley Public Library shares success stories
Redlands Daily Facts: 10.29.2016 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coordinator -A.K. Smiley Library

In 2015, the A.K. Smiley Public Library was awarded a grant from California Library Literacy Services, which supports many adult literacy programs in the state of California.

The state supports literacy because of the tangible benefits realized at the local level when people improve their reading and writing. In Redlands, this translates to higher employment rates, better income levels, increased awareness of local issues, better health literacy and more support for education in the home.

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program is pleased to share the following fiscal year 2015-16 achievements that were recently reported to California Library Literacy Services.

Adult learners completed 3,640 hours of instruction with their tutors. Learners expressed that working with their tutors improved their reading and writing skills and gave them an increased level of confidence.

Seventy-six percent of the learners in the Redlands Adult Literacy program have achieved reading a book, writing a letter, learning to use a computer, searching the internet and/or helping children with schoolwork. Several learners found new or better employment and others spoke in public forums about the importance of adult literacy.

The personal impact that tutoring has brought to each learner is evident as they met their goals and their confidence soared.

The following stories highlight the importance of the adult literacy program to adult learners.  READ MORE @

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2016 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award :: Heather Pizzuto, Carlsbad City Library

2016 Outstanding Librarian
in Support of Literacy Award
Heather Pizzuto, Carlsbad City Library
CLA: 8.21.2016

Heather Pizzuto has served as the Library & Cultural Arts Director for the City of Carlsbad since 2005.  She joined the Carlsbad City Library in 2000 as Principal Librarian overseeing public services. Before coming to Carlsbad, Heather managed the San Clemente Library for ten years, and began her career with the City of Ontario operating its bookmobile service and opening its first branch library.

Literacy and lifelong learning are a particular passion of Heather’s. She is proud of the services that have grown from sustained support, which demonstrate a commitment to serve the whole community in the learning journey. As a founding participant in the California Library Literacy Services program, Carlsbad’s adult literacy program has been in existence 32 years and is stronger than ever as it continues to positively impact the lives of individual learners and thereby strengthening the community. The Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, opened in 2008, offers lifelong learning services spanning early childhood literacy, family literacy, and technology literacy. Partnerships with a variety of agencies enable the Learning Center to offer lifelong learning programs for the 50+ population and ESL instruction, as well as migrant education programs and the Career Online High School program.

Heather is a member of the City’s Leadership Team, responsible for overseeing the city’s three library facilities, as well as cultural arts services that include the signature TGIF Concerts in the Parks program, Cannon Art Gallery and public art collection. The Library & Cultural Arts Department also offers a wide range of literary and performing arts programs.

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 annual conference.

The honoree receives $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.

Sponsored by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards, BALit, SCLLN, and NCLC

Past Winners:
2015: Jayanti Addleman, County Librarian, 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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Chula Vista Library :: Adult Literacy Program Seeking Volunteer Tutors

Adult Literacy Program Seeking Volunteer Tutors
Chula Vista Library: November 2016

Work one-on-one with an adult tutor to improve reading and literacy skills.  Tutors meet with students once a week for 1 to 1.5 hours at a time in any branch of the Chula Vista Library.  Tutor training is provided. Interested learners or tutors, contact Diana Ysla at (619)585-5760.

Adult Literacy @ California Library Association Conference :: Nov 3-5

Adult Literacy @ California Library Association Conference :: Nov 3-5

Student Resources for Literacy Tutors
November 3, 2016 | 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
look at books, apps, and more for adult learners, as well as information on learning disabilities and student resources.

Swinging Into Action for Spanish Literacy
November 4 | 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Spanish literacy for non-literate Spanish speakers
Penny Hineline; Cathay Reta, Azusa City Library; Beverly Schwartzberg; Julian Zamora

Money Smart Week at the Malls
November 5 | 12:30 PM - 2 PM
The Fresno County Public Library WoW! (Without Walls Library) team took Money Smart Week to several local malls in 2016.
Shannon Morrison, Fresno County Public Library