Thursday, March 30, 2017

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: April 2017

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
April 2017

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



Apr 01   Catesol Regional Northern California Pacific Grove
Apr 01   Literary Orange Festival of Authors Newport Beach Marriott
Apr 02+ Adult Education Week @CCAEState
Apr 03   Introduction to Structured Word Inquiry Cyberspace Apr 3-May 26
Apr 03   Overview of Dyslexia Screening Cyberspace Apr 3-Apr 28
Apr 03   Overview of Orton Gillingham Approach Cyberspace Apr 3-Apr 28
Apr 09+ California Library Week @CAStateLibrary
Apr 17   Haiku Poetry Day
Apr 18+ BOOST Conference Palm Springs CA
Apr 22   CATESOL Regional San Diego Palomar College
Apr 23   World Book Night
Apr 24+ Dyslexia Virtual Conference Dyslexia Training Institute Cyberspace
Apr 29   Black Writers on Tour Carson Community Center
Apr 29   YALLWEST Santa Monica Library
Apr 30   Dia: El día de los niños/El día de los libros @ Public/School Libraries


Literacy Jobs :: California :: Altadena Library :: Yolo Co Library

Literacy Library Jobs – California

recruiting a Branch Manager & Literacy Services Librarian to oversee the Bob Lucas Branch Library and our well established Literacy Program.

work with a diverse team of library staff, communities and partners and is a primary contact and resource for volunteer tutors and learners while performing a variety of activities, including but not limited to, volunteer intake and management, curriculum development and literacy assessments, special program implementation, trainings, orientations, marketing and publicity, and grant management including data analysis and recording, budget spending, statistics, and demographics
DEADLINE:  OPEN


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: April 2017

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
April 2017

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






Apr 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Crestline 12:30p
Apr 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Rialto 10a
Apr 01 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Lake Arrowhead 1p
Apr 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Apr 05 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
Apr 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Mission Library 6p
Apr 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Apr 08 Walk Run READ Huntington Beach Library Huntington Beach Library
Apr 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library 29 Palms 9a
Apr 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucca Valley 9a
Apr 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 12N
Apr 10 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Redlands Library 6p
Apr 10 How to Spot Fake News Natl Library Week Downey Library 6:30p
Apr 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Whittier Literacy Council 11a
Apr 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Barstow 11:30a
Apr 13 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation Newport Beach Library 10a
Apr 13 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Apr 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego County Library El Cajon 10a
Apr 17 Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation Corona Library 7p
Apr 18 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Hesperia 3p
Apr 19 Volunteer Tutor Appreciation Whittier Area Literacy 5p
Apr 20 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation READ/OC Library 1p
Apr 20 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation READ/OC Library 6p
Apr 20 Literacy Scrabble Night Azusa Library 6p
Apr 21 Gift of Literacy Luncheon Newport Beach Library 11a
Apr 22 Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop READ/OC Library 9a
Apr 22 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Apple Valley 10a
Apr 26 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Newport Beach Library 10a
Apr 27 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library 6p

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



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Redlands Library :: SCLLN Writer To Writer Award Winner

Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library
Facebook: 3.09.2017

Saturday, February 25th SCLLN Southern California Library Literacy Network held their 17th Annual Writer to Writer Awards brunch.


The Adult Literacy Program is proud that so many learners and tutors took part in the contest. Recognized at the event was Rosio Perez, First Place Winner in the Beginning Writer category. She read the book “Who Was Harriet Tubman” and wrote a letter to the author describing how the book influenced her life.

Also recognized with participant certificates were Willaim Acuna, Sonia Gutierrez, Lastenia Rozo, and Monica Sanchez. We were also honored to have four judges selected from our program – Martha Romo, Ana Alcantar, Wensung Hsu, and Tanya Kaufman.

Congratulations to Rosio and all our participants.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Literacy Library Jobs :: Yolo County

Literacy Library Jobs – California

work with a diverse team of library staff, communities and partners and is a primary contact and resource for volunteer tutors and learners while performing a variety of activities, including but not limited to, volunteer intake and management, curriculum development and literacy assessments, special program implementation, trainings, orientations, marketing and publicity, and grant management including data analysis and recording, budget spending, statistics, and demographics
DEADLINE:  OPEN


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Santa Monica Library :: Literacy at the Library

Literacy at the Library
Santa Monica Daily Press: 3.18.2017 by Nancy Bender

310-458-8646
If you only visit the Library to check-out books or DVDs, you’re missing a huge part of what Santa Monica Public Library has to offer. Did you know that there is a Library program going on, at one or more of our locations, pretty much every day of the year? In 2016 the Library presented over 1,900 programs that drew over 65,800 participants. We have programs of all types – book discussions, crafts, computer classes, author talks, film screenings, concerts – and for all ages.

While some of these programs are totally, completely, unabashedly for fun – how about a screening of The Secret Life of Pets, anyone? – many are educational in nature and, of those, some speak specifically to learning skills that advance one’s literacy, or “competence or knowledge in a specified area.” Our programs include everything from Story Times for babies and children to computer classes for adults; all with the goal of boosting literacy.

This year, the Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) expands its educational offerings by launching a new Adult Literacy Program, made possible by a California Library Literacy Grant. The program features volunteer adult literacy tutors working one-on-one with adult learners, helping them learn or improve their reading and writing skills. This new program is part of a larger umbrella of learning programming at the Library.

Monday, March 20, 2017

CLA 2017 Day In The District :: SCA 3-Dodd :: State Budget

CLA 2017 Day in the District
CLA: March 2017

What is “Day in the District?”

“Day in the District” is an effective way to build relationships with your legislator(s) by concentrating your time with the legislator in his or her district office, rather than at the busy State Capitol. Developing relationships with new legislators and bolstering your relationship with continuing legislators is incredibly important for the success of CLA’s advocacy platform.

Library directors, staff, Friends groups and trustees, literacy advocates, and other supporters are encouraged to schedule appointments with their legislators during the month of March.

Advocacy Issue: SCA 3-Dodd (library construction bonds – 55% vote approval)
Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) has introduced SCA 3, which seeks to lower the local voter threshold for library construction bonds from the current two-thirds vote to a 55% vote. CLA is the official sponsor of SCA 3 and we will be actively working to secure passage of the legislation in the legislature.

Advocacy Issue: State Budget
The Governor’s 2017-18 State Budget does not include any new increases for library funding. Due to the Governor’s concerns over a future economic downturn, as well as the uncertainty surrounding federal Budget issues, the Governor released a prudent Budget in January, which “holds the line” on current library funding.

Due to term limits, many of the “library champions” for CLA have recently departed the legislature. CLA is looking for the next generation of “library champions” in the California State Senate and Assembly. Could your legislator be our next library leader?  
    

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

CLA Call to Action :: Phone Your Representatives Today :: President's Budget to Eliminate Federal Library Funding

FEDERAL BUDGET NEWS - YOUR ACTION REQUESTED TODAY!
CLA Latest News: March 2017
                         
Dear California Library Community:
If you have not yet seen the news this morning, the new Federal budget (among other things) eliminates the IMLS. 



·  Budget from White House – America First

·  Details about the budget – What Trump cut in his budget
      Washington Post: 3.16.2017 by Kim Soffen and Denise Lu 

· Calvert, 42nd District  (Corona/IE)
· Lee, 13th District (East Bay)
· Aguilar, 31st District (San Bernardino/IE)

·   Library Services & Technology Act Funding in California

Please get on the phone with your representatives today, this is urgent.
Helen McAlary,
President, California Library Association

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ventura County Library :: Read to a Child and Support Adult Literacy

Editorial: Read to a child and support adult literacy

Thursday is our national day to promote and celebrate reading. In classrooms across our county and nation, teachers, parents and other guests will be reading to children as part of Read Across America Day.

This annual event created by the National Education Association in 1998 and held on and around the birthday of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel — Dr. Seuss — offers everyone a wonderful chance to get involved in their local schools and support education and literacy.

Literacy, however, is not just an issue for children. About 18 percent of adults 16 to 65 years old in the United States struggle with basic reading and comprehension, according to the U.S. Department of Education. So today is also a good day to applaud a local program that has been working to improve adult literacy in Ventura County for more than three decades.

The Ventura County library system’s READ Adult Literacy Program — featured in a Star story last week — has been offering free help with reading and writing for English-speaking adults since 1984. It trains volunteers to provide weekly, one-on-one reading and writing tutoring for adults, with sessions held at libraries, schools, jails and other facilities throughout the county.  READ MORE @

Monday, March 13, 2017

Carlsbad Library :: How to Use the Library's Tablets

Happy New Year :: Carlsbad Library Literacy


As the new year begins we would like to give you more information about the tablets in the tutoring rooms.

There are instructions in the room: “How to Use the Library’s Samsung Tablets.”  These go through how to use the tablets step-by-step, from turning them on to the different apps available.

There are three apps we would like to highlight for you.  The first is the “US Citizenship” app.  It uses flashcards and practice tests to help improve skills for the citizenship test.

The second app is “Sight Words Wiz.”  This app has different levels of sight words that are read out loud to the learner who then chooses the correct word from a list.

The last app is “The Oxford English Dictionary” which is a great tool for looking up definitions.  No matter what apps you use, the tablets are a great resource to try.  If you need any help, or have suggestions on apps to add, please let a staff member know.  READ MORE @

#Mar16 Adult #Literacy Tutor Orientation 6 pm

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Podcasts :: Tutor Resources | Literacy | Reading | Books | Writing | ESL | ELL | Vocabulary | Listening

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Superlatives from SCLLN

In this week's GG podcast, we talk about abbreviations,
runcible spoons, and haiku. And then the murders began.




NEW | A Perfect Alternative to Reading:
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