Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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


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

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



Mar. 02      Read Across America Day
Mar. 02      World Book Day
Mar. 02+   Charlotte S Huck Children's Literature Festival University of Redlands
Mar. 03      CATESOL Regional Los Angeles East Los Angeles College
Mar. 03      Dyslexia Conference IDALA UCLA Carnesale Commons
Mar. 03      Ruth Colvin Not Defined by a Number, Whether It's 1 or 101 READ Santa Clara 2p
Mar. 04      March Forth for Literacy
Mar. 04      National Grammar Day
Mar. 04+   Teen Tech Week
Mar. 07      What the Hell is a 21st Century Library Greg Lucas Mechanics' Institute SF 6:30p
Mar. 08      Library2.018 Design Thinking @SJSUiSchool 12N
Mar. 09+   CATE Conference San Diego
Mar. 12+   Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training San Francisco
Mar. 14+   CUE Spring Conference Palm Springs
Mar. 16      Freedom of Information Day
Mar. 16+   ILA West San Diego
Mar. 19      Read To Me Day
Mar. 19+   Reading Comprehension Strategies Cyberspace [4 wks]
Mar. 19+   CSUN Assistive Technology Conference San Diego
Mar. 20      World Storytelling Day
Mar. 28+   CABE Conference Sacramento



Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Sutter Co :: San Mateo Co [2] :: S San Francisco :: Shasta Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

Develop, coordinate and oversee activities of library literacy classes and programs; set program goals; review, recommend and update program policies, procedures and protocols; prepare program budget and monitor expenditures

be college students or recent college graduates who are passionate about supporting the core mission of the Adult Literacy Program: to empower and encourage adults as they improve their reading and writing skills, in order to promote success in their personal, work, community and/or family lives.

manages the implementation of literacy and education-related programs, the recruitment of volunteers and library operations in the absence of senior staff

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

responsible for all aspects of the Adult Literacy Program




Monday, February 26, 2018

California Library Association :: 2018 Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award

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.

Two awards will be given out in 2018. The Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award recipients will each receive $1,000 and will be honored at the CLA annual conference.



The 2018 award nomination period will close on
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5:00pm.

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.

How to nominate
➤Nominators should submit the following to CLA:
➤A brief description of what the nominee has done to demonstrate passion, excellence, and dedication on behalf of literacy. (Not to exceed 300 words.)
➤Information about the nominee's library background and what the nominee's outstanding qualities are. E.g., how long has s/he worked in libraries and what has been the nature of that work? (Not to exceed 150 words.)
➤Anything else the committee should know about the nominee. (Not to exceed 150 words.)

The California Center for the Book is a recipient of a local Library of Congress Literacy Award for use in supporting state literacy initiatives. Through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program furthers the Library's mission by honoring organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. The awards also encourage the continuing development of innovative methods for promoting literacy and the wide dissemination of the most effective practices. They are intended to draw public attention to the importance of literacy, and the need to promote literacy and encourage reading.

Past Winners:
2017: Ned Branch, Blanchard Community Library
2016: Heather Pizzuto, Carlsbad City Library
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


Sunday, February 25, 2018

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: March 2018


SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: March 2018

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


Mar. 01      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Mar. 03      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Rialto 10a
Mar. 03      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego County Library El Cajon 10a
Mar. 03      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Hesperia 3p
Mar. 06      Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Monica Library 5:30p
Mar. 07      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
Mar. 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library 29 Palms 9a
Mar. 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucaipa 10a
Mar. 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 12N
Mar. 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Barstow 3:30p
Mar. 12      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Ventura Co Library 5p
Mar. 13      Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Central Library 6p
Mar. 19      Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation Corona Library 7p
Mar. 17      Literacy Open House Monrovia Library 12N
Mar. 17      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Chino 10a
Mar. 21      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Highland 5p
Mar. 24      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucca Valley 1p
Mar. 24      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Apple Valley 10
Mar. 24      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Crestline 12:30p
Mar. 24      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Chino Hills 9:30a
Mar. 29      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Placentia 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


Thursday, February 22, 2018

NCFL Seeks Adult Learners to Share Their Learning Stories @ 2018 Families Learning Conference


NCFL seeks adult learners to share their learning stories
NCFL Blog: 2.21.2018

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites adult learners to apply to be a speaker at the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held from September 24 to 26, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Each year during our Conference, students share their learning stories with attendees during General Sessions (a time when all attendees are gathered together at once). Having students share their stories of determination, hard work, and achievement inspires us all.

Students can nominate themselves
Program staff can nominate students
The DEADLINE is Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EDT

By speaking, student speakers receive

A free round-trip flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from September 23 to 26, 2018

Three free nights at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

A free registration to attend all Families Learning Conference sessions and events

Free meals from September 23 to 26, 2018

A professional photo taken of their family in advance of the Conference

The opportunity to share their unique story with an audience of hundreds of attendees from around the country

The opportunity to raise awareness of their school or program to a national audience

A DVD recording of their speech

Free time to enjoy the beach and pool


We ask student speakers to:
• Submit a draft of their speech to NCFL in advance of the Conference
• Work with NCFL staff to revise their speech as necessary
• Attend a rehearsal on September 23 to practice speaking onstage
• Make the most of their trip by attending Conference sessions and events

Speech guidelines:
• Speech should be approximately 1500 words
• Speech should take about 8 minutes to read
• Tell the story of your learning journey, including what your life was like before you began attending a learning program and how your life is different now
• Incorporate a Thank You message to the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and program sponsors


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Camarena Library :: Tips to Improve Reading by Using the Internet


Tips to Improve Reading by Using the Internet

1. Find websites that offer visual and auditory support: Not everyone learns the same way. Many may learn through seeing visuals or listening to audio. Find websites that offer these kinds of activities. This way, you get to see and hear vocabulary in a way that will help you understand better.

2. Get into the habit of reading out loud: When you read online, make sure you are not doing so silently, so that you can hear yourself saying the words aloud. This helps with pronunciation and your memorization of the word.

3. Try different links: NaturalReader, TextAloudMp3, and StoryPlace are a few of the websites that can help your reading improve. These links can help you download books on tape, download news and weather, activities and reading lists. All these links help you listen to how vocabulary is properly said and helps you gain a better understanding of what you read.

4. Quizzes: Through the use of grammar and vocabulary skills and understanding, a variety of websites may offer quizzes and games that enhance the skills.

5. Exposure: Remember new vocabulary words must be practiced often and the more you come across new words, the better your reading will become. Website resources also include help with misspelled words, grammar, and provide puzzles and games for ESL students and native English speakers wishing to improve their comprehension, reading skills, and written language skills.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: 2 San Mateo Co :: So San Francisco :: Shasta Co :: Sonoma Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

be college students or recent college graduates who are passionate about supporting the core mission of the Adult Literacy Program: to empower and encourage adults as they improve their reading and writing skills, in order to promote success in their personal, work, community and/or family lives.

manages the implementation of literacy and education-related programs, the recruitment of volunteers and library operations in the absence of senior staff

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

responsible for all aspects of the Adult Literacy Program

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



Sunday, February 18, 2018

Glendora Library :: Great Trivia Challenge :: Feb 24


Great Trivia Challenge 26
Glendora Library
February 24, 2018

Dessert Bar, Giveaways & Trivia Game
Azusa Pacific University
Felix Event Center
710 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa



For information call (626) 852-4894 or email GPL Friends Foundation

Teach someone to read. Help change a life.

Attend a Tutor Training Workshop for an introduction to the characteristics of adult learners, as well as methods, materials, and strategies for teaching adult learners.

We will match you with an adult learner who is available when you are.

Attend an individual tutor training for specific information about your learner and the materials you will use with your learner.

Meet at the library with your learner one or two times a week for about 1½ hours each session.

Call (626) 852-4897 or e-mail

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: So San Francisco :: San Mateo Co :: Shasta Co :: Sonoma Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

manages the implementation of literacy and education-related programs, the recruitment of volunteers and library operations in the absence of senior staff

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

responsible for all aspects of the Adult Literacy Program

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



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Huntington Beach Library :: Self-Help Workshops


Self-Help Workshops :: Huntington Beach Library Literacy

The board has scheduled two events this spring you won't want to miss.  These workshops are sponsored by Literacy Volunteers-HBPL and will be held at Central Library. All monies collected will be used to support the Literacy Program.

First up, a Self-Defense Workshop on Sunday, February 25. During this 2-hour workshop, you will learn basic "street" self-defense techniques. Sensei Anthony Tran is a blackbelt in Shorinryu karate, black belt in shotokan karate and purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is bilingual in English and Vietnamese, and has traveled abroad and been to 20 states. He has a personal goal of doing JiuJitsu as a guest in all 50 states before he gets his black belt in Jiu Jitsu.

Then in March, plan to attend a Yoga/Pilates class led by Devra Swiger, a Literacy tutor and board member.  Devra has been a movement instructor for nearly 25 years, studying dance, yoga, and Pilates; she currently runs a Pilates studio out of her Huntington Beach home. She has worked with everyone from dancers and celebrities to your ordinary person who wishes to get into shape. Devra is certified by several organizations and has been teaching Pilates and stretching since 1999. READ MORE >>


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Imperial County Library :: Connie Barrington 1951-2018

Mary Constance ‘Connie’ Barrington 1951-2018
Legacy: 2.09.2018

Mary Constance "Connie" Barrington, of El Centro died at her home January 22, 2018. Upon moving to the valley, Connie pursued teaching as a career, receiving an award for Student Teacher of the Year from San Diego State University. She went on to teach at Westmorland Elementary and Brawley Union High School. 

Her extensive volunteer work in literacy inspired her to pursue her Masters of Library Science from the University of Arizona. She worked at Brawley Public Library and Camrena Memorial Library, before becoming the Head Librarian for the Imperial County Library. During her tenure as County Librarian, she received numerous awards for her work, including the Celebrate Literacy Award awarded by the International Reading Association. After her retirement in 2016, her passion for reading led her to continue her work as a volunteer.

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.