Monday, May 21, 2018

Carlsbad Library :: Carlsbad Learners Rise to the Challenge :: Writer to Writer


Carlsbad Learners Rise to the Challenge!
Learning Connection: May/June 2018

The Writer to Writer Challenge winners were recognized at the Southern California Library Literacy Network Conference in Buena Park on April 14. Seven Carlsbad learners entered the challenge this year. A total of 86 letters were entered from 14 literacy programs in Southern California. Carlsbad learners Carmen C. and Nyla H. won the Emerging and Beginning Writers categories, respectively. Angelica G. was a runner-up in the Advanced category.

Thanks to the tutors and learners for their participation. It’s not too early to pick your book and plan for next year’s Writer to Writer Challenge!

Library Learning Center staff, tutors and learners attended SCLLN Conference workshops, including a Writer to Writer Panel—Learner Workshop presented by learners Carmen C. and Nyla H. and a Writer to Writer Tips for Tutors workshop presented by Carrie Scott, Community Outreach Supervisor.  READ MORE >>



Emerging Category :: Winner
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

Beginning Category :: Winner
First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones

Advanced Category :: Runner-Up
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Salinas :: San Mateo Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

responsible for planning and delivering adult programming from classes/workshops on important health topics, legal rights and arts/culture, to supporting adult learning and literacy

improve students' literacy skills to help them become part of a literate, confident, and creative community of life-long learners. We offer literacy enrichment, homework help, and mentoring in a safe after school environment



Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 21, 2018 :: Last Day to Register to Vote in This Election


May 21, 2018
Last day to register to vote in this election

May 21, 2018
Last day to register to vote in this election

May 29, 2018
Last day to request a “vote by mail” ballot

June 5, 2018 :: ELECTION DAY

Your polling place is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Missed the May 21 voter registration deadline?
You can still vote in this election!
If you missed the deadline:
go to your County Elections Office or other special location
You will be able to register and vote on the same day - all the way up
through Election Day.

3 simple steps you can complete in one visit
1. Register to vote.
2  Vote.
3. Seal your ballot in a special envelope and sign it.

Get the facts about the candidates and propositions before you vote.

Governor – The highest elected official in California:
Oversees most state departments and agencies.
Prepares annual state budget.
Approves or rejects new state laws.
Lieutenant Governor – Next in line:
Becomes Governor if the elected Governor leaves office.
Has a tie-breaking vote in the State Senate.
Secretary of State – Head of elections and record keeping:
Coordinates statewide elections and oversees election laws.
Also keeps records about new corporations and businesses and other state databases.
Controller – The state’s bookkeeper:
Keeps track of how the state’s money is spent.
Issues most checks from the state and manages collection of money due to the state. Reports on finances of state and local governments.
Treasurer – The state’s banker:
Manages the state’s investments and assets.
Coordinates the sale of state bonds.
Attorney General – The state’s top lawyer:
Makes sure laws are enforced the same way across the state.
Manages the state Department of Justice.
Oversees sheriffs and district attorneys.
Insurance Commissioner – Insurance overseer:
Manages the state Department of Insurance.
Enforces laws that insurance companies must follow.
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Head of public schools:
Manages the state Department of Education.
Provides leadership and assistance to all public schools in California.
Enforces education regulations.

U.S. Senator (6-Year term)
State Senator (4-Year term; even-numbered districts will be voted on in this election)
State Assembly Member (2-Year term)
State Board of Equalization (state tax commission; 4-Year term)

Propositions

Produced for statewide elections in California since 1994, the Easy Voter Guide is a collaboration of the League of Women Voters® of California Education Fund and the California State Library.

The Easy Voter's Guide was started when a group of public library adult literacy students [ Bay Area New Readers Council ] felt that there was a lack of nonpartisan voter information accessible to adults still working on their reading skills.

Voter’s Edge California – Find information about your local as well as statewide candidates and measures along with a polling place look up feature.
CAvotes – Website of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The California State Library and Library Literacy Services – a partner and co-founder of the Easy Voter Guide project
Common Knowledge – co-founder of the Easy Voter Guide project

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Redlands Library :: Adult Literacy Learners Gain Leadership Skills at ‘Boot Camp’ in Redlands


Adult literacy learners gain leadership skills at ‘boot camp’ in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts: 5.12.2018 by Diane Shimota, Literacy Coord - A.K. Smiley Library


The Adult Learner Leadership Institute (ALLI) is a training program designed for adult learners and sponsored by the California Library Literacy Services, a division of the California State Library. ALLI gives advanced adult literacy learners the opportunity to improve their leadership skills.

This year the Southern California ALLI boot camp was hosted by the Redlands Adult Literacy Program at A.K. Smiley Public Library.

Five adult learners with the Redlands Adult Literacy Program have attended past ALLI boot camps. They have used their leadership skills in the Redlands community by speaking to the City Council, representing the adult literacy program at community events, sharing their experience with new tutors and encouraging new adult learners to improve their reading and writing. ALLI graduates in the Redlands Adult Literacy Program serve as leaders in the community and at the library.

Nineteen adult learners, including five from the Redlands Adult Literacy Program, attended this year’s ALLI boot camp. The program included sessions led by ALLI graduates, including four adult learners from the Redlands Adult Literacy Program.

Session topics included leadership, self-esteem, advocacy, networking, goal setting and public speaking. The attendees had many opportunities to work in teams and to express their thoughts and ideas. Each attendee drafted, edited, practiced and presented a speech about literacy or leadership. For most, it was their first experience speaking in front of a group.

One ALLI facilitator, Ana Alcantar from the Redlands Adult Literacy Program, said she was amazed at how much the attendees had learned over the weekend. She was impressed by their speeches and enthusiasm for helping adult literacy programs in their communities.  READ MORE >>

Monday, May 14, 2018

Santa Monica Library :: Congrats to LEAF Program Participants :: Writer to Writer


Congrats to LEAF Program Participants
The Library: May 2018

On April 14, two of the Library’s adult literacy learners were presented awards for their Writer to Writer submissions at the Southern California Library Literacy Network Conference.


Bella Grib and Mohammad Mousavi were honored for the letters they wrote to authors whose books inspired them.

A big congratulations to them and their tutors, Glenna Dumey and Laura Buhl!


Beginning Category
Runner-Up
Mohammad Mousavi, Santa Monica Public Library

Advanced Category
Runner-Up
Unlimited Power, Anthony Robbins

Friday, May 11, 2018

Learning Spanish First :: California Libraries Pilot Unique Literacy Program - Cathay Reta : American Libraries


Learning Spanish First
California libraries pilot unique literacy program
American Libraries: 5.01.2018 by Cathay Reta

At age 7, Efren Sanchez got separated from his mother in the crowd at a Mexico City festival and wound up living on the streets. He never went to school or learned to read. In his early 30s he moved to the US. Now, at age 52, Sanchez has learned to read and write in Spanish. He was one of the first adults to enroll in the Leamos course at the Louis Robidoux branch of the Riverside County (Calif.) Library System.

Leamos is a licensed online course geared to adult learners. Typically, learners need assistance logging into the course but, with practice using the mouse, they soon become adept using it alone. A virtual instructor takes them through 46 lessons to learn how to read and write basic Spanish. Some libraries set class times in their computer labs, some provide volunteer tutors to work with learners, and others involve library staff to provide needed support. Learners can also study at home or anywhere that has internet access after becoming comfortable with the course.
Leamos @ the Library was developed with two goals: to teach basic literacy skills to Spanish speakers, and to explore its effectiveness as a tool to reach nonlibrary users. The results? We reached 117 adult learners, more than half of whom (66 individuals) got their first library card when they enrolled in the program. Many became regular patrons and began to use other library services, as we had hoped. For example, since Santa Monica Public Library patron Maria C. (last name withheld) learned to read, she can hardly put a book down. When her brother-in-law asked, “What happened to your house? It’s not as clean as it used to be,” she replied, “Oh, now I’m reading!” In the summer of 2017, she read 20 books and received a Summer Reading Program certificate of completion.

While success stories like these have been repeated across the state, they have not come easily, and they have not happened in every community.  READ MORE >>

Thursday, May 10, 2018

READ / San Diego :: Tutor Conference :: June 9


READ/San Diego’s 28th Annual
Tutor Conference
June 9, 2018
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Maryanne Wolf
How the Reading Brain Changes
Our Understanding of Instruction, Dyslexia, and the Digital Culture

READ/San Diego hosts an annual tutor conference open to all volunteer tutors as well as professional adult teachers at the University of San Diego. This exciting event is full of workshops and lectures given by literacy experts at major leading institutions around the country. This year our keynote speaker is Dr. Maryann Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.


STRAND 1 8:30-9:45 a.m.
1Smartphones Meet Literacy: Engage your Learners with an App!
2 The Understanding that Grew from Tupac: Poetry as a Bridge to Reading
Comprehension - Double Session
3 So that’s why there is a in sign, in two and we spell every with three syllables! - Double Session
4 Ten Strategies That Support Comprehension - Double Session
5 Systematic Written Instruction from Language Building to Paragraphs
6 Helping Students with Workplace Communication

STRAND 2 10:00-11:15 a.m.
7 How an App Can Accelerate Math Progress ABE to HSE
8 The Understanding that Grew from Tupac: Poetry as a Bridge to Reading Comprehension - Double Session
9 So that’s why there is a in sign, in two and we spell every with three syllables! - Double Session
10 Ten Strategies That Support Comprehension - Double Session
11 23 Sounds First™
12 Helping Students with Workplace Communication - Repeat

STRAND 3 1:45-3:00 p.m.
13 Smartphones Meet Literacy: Engage your Learners with an App! - Repeat
14 Learner as Author: Visual Storytelling as Literacy Tutoring Tool - Double Session
15 Rime Magic: Fast Success for Struggling Readers
16 Ten Strategies That Support Comprehension - Double Session
17 Worth a Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels in Adult Literacy Learning - Double Session
18 Teaching Civics and Citizenship to Immigrants - Double Session

STRAND 4 3:15-4:30 p.m.
19 How an App Can Accelerate Math Progress ABE to HSE - Repeat
20 Learner as Author: Visual Storytelling as Literacy Tutoring Tool - Double Session
21 Rime Magic: Fast Success for Struggling Readers - Repeat
22 Ten Strategies That Support Comprehension - Double Session
23 Worth a Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels in Adult Literacy Learning - Double Session
24 Teaching Civics and Citizenship to Immigrants - Double Session

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Azusa Library :: Celebrates its ‘Literacy Heroes’


Azusa celebrates its ‘Literacy Heroes’
Fume of Sighs: 4.21.2018 by Dena Burroughs

The Adult Literacy Program of the Azusa Library, in conjunction with the Foothill Learning Alliance, celebrated its volunteers on April 21, 2018, with a “Literacy Heroes-Volunteer Recognition Brunch” at the Azusa Greens Country Club.

Fifteen volunteer instructors and coordinators socialized, enjoyed breakfast, and received a Certificate of Appreciation for another year of selfless service to the community, which they offer in the form of ESL lessons, Citizenship classes, and more. These volunteers dedicate an average of 12 hours each month to help others gain literacy. They were also gifted with a copy of Leslie Odom Jr.’s book Failing Up, which he wrote to encourage his readers to pursue their passions while rising over the rejections that usually precede success. Odom is best known for his performance as Aaron Burr in the now famous musical Hamilton.  READ MORE >>


Thursday, May 3, 2018

California Book Festivals & Events :: May 2018


California Book Festivals & Events :: May 2018
Books, Comics, Poetry, Storytelling, Writing and More !


May 04-6 Steinbeck Festival: Salinas
May 19-20 LitFest Pasadena
May 27 LA Zine Fest Pasadena Convention Ctr

Ongoing:
thru May 13

Monday, April 30, 2018

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: May 2018


Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: May 2018

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


Apr 30-May 6 Children's Book Week "A great nation is a reading nation."
May 01+    Choose Privacy Week
May 01+    BOOST Conference Palm Springs
May 04      YallWest Preview Santa Monica Public Library 4p
May 04+    Steinbeck Festival Salinas
May 05      YALLWEST  Santa Monica High School
May 05+    National History Day – California William Jessup University Rocklin
May 08      Teacher Day
May 09+    Health Literacy Conference IHA Irvine
May 12      CATESOL Regional Northern California Santa Rosa Junior College
May 18      International Museum Day
May 29+    Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training Los Angeles


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ventura Co Library :: Hill Road Library :: READ Site


Hill Road Library – READ Tutoring Site

The Ventura County Library Adult Literacy READ tutoring site at the Hill Road Library in Ventura is now open and accepting new students!

New students are always welcome.

The READ program is also looking for adult volunteers.

Training is free.

For more information about how you can support literacy and make a difference in someone's life, call (805) 677-7160.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Hayward :: Sonoma Co :: Contra Costa Co :: San Mateo Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

develop and administer an adult literacy program

provides support for the Adult Literacy Services programs, and performs related duties as required

performs a variety of activities in the provision of direct educational and remedial literacy services, evaluates and makes decisions regarding prospective students, plans and implements tutor training, manages and supports volunteers and students, monitors student progress, keeps accurate data and provides regular reports to Adult Literacy Program Manager,

improve students' literacy skills to help them become part of a literate, confident, and creative community of life-long learners. We offer literacy enrichment, homework help, and mentoring in a safe after school environment


Thursday, April 26, 2018

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: May 2018


SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: May 2018

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

The Gift of Literacy Newport Beach Library  May 18

May 02      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
May 03      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
May 05      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library 29 Palms 9a
May 05      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Hesperia 3p
May 07      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Huntington Beach Library 6p
May 08      Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Central Library 10a
May 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Training Burbank Library 6p
May 12      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Chino 10a
May 12      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Rialto 10a
May 12      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 12N
May 15      Grassroots ESL Adult Learner Celebration Azusa Library 9a
May 15      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Big Bear 4p
May 16      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Highland 5p
May 18      The Gift of Literacy Newport Beach Library 11a
May 19      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego Co Library El Cajon 10a
May 19      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucca Valley 1p
May 19      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Barstow 3:30p
May 19      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Chino Hills 9:30a
May 21      Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation Corona Library 7p
May 24      Brown Bag Job Resources READ OC Fountain Valley Library 12N
May 26      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Apple Valley 10a
May 26      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Crestline 12:30p

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