Saturday, March 31, 2018

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


Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events April 2018

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


Apr. 01      Young People’s Poetry Day
Apr. 08      Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Museum of Ventura County 2p
Apr. 08+    Adult Education Week
Apr. 10      National Library Workers Day
Apr. 11      National Bookmobile Day
Apr. 12      Drop Everything & Read Day
Apr. 15+    Cowboy Poetry Week
Apr. 15+    National Volunteer Week
Apr. 17      Haiku Poetry Day
Apr. 19+    CAEYC Annual Conference & Expo Pasadena
Apr. 21+    Money Smart Week
Apr. 21      CATESOL Regional San Diego
Apr. 23      World Book and Copyright Day
Apr. 23      World Book Night
Apr. 23+    Dyslexia Virtual Conference Dyslexia Training Institute
Apr. 23+    Special Ed Law and Dyslexia Dyslexia Training Institute
Apr. 23+    Dyslexia Virtual Conference Dyslexia Training Institute
Apr. 23+    Head Start Conference Anaheim CA
Apr. 27      Tell a Story Day
Apr. 28      Great Poetry Reading Day
Apr. 28      California Bookstore Day
Apr. 30+    Children's Book Week "A great nation is a reading nation."
Apr. 30      Dia: El día de los niños/El día de los libros Díapalooza @ Public & School Libraries


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Camarena Library :: 5 Tips to Become a Better Speller

5 Tips to Become a Better Speller
Literacy Place: March 2018

1. Read:
It is almost impossible to become a good speller if you do not read. The two go hand in hand. The more you read, the more vocabulary you build and the more you will know how to spell different words.

2. Exposure:
Make sure to expose yourself to different types of texts. These include but are not limited to: newspapers, novels, blogs, magazines, books, etc. This way, your brain recognizes spelling patterns and is able to pick up on them more quickly.

3. Root Words:
Becoming familiar with root words is helpful since we tend to get confused with prefixes and suffixes, which makes spelling harder. Recognizing the roots of words will make spelling much easier.

4. Writing:
Writing frequently helps you spell more accurately. Usually, the more you write, the more you will be able to recognize which words “look right” and it will come naturally to you next time you spell that word. Having a dictionary at hand also helps to make sure it is correct.

5. Spelling Rules: Familiarize yourself with common rules:
• “i before e except after c”
• “The letter y preceded by a consonant changes to i before a suffix”
• “Most words drop the final silent e before a suffix beginning with a vowel”
• “When adding a suffix to a word that ends with a single consonant after a single vowel and stressing the last syllable in the pronunciation of the word, the final consonant is doubled.”

Spelling
GameAquarium: spelling games
Interactive Spelling Bee: Grade 1-8 Grades 9-10 Grades 11-12
Spelling City: vocabulary and spelling
Spelling Worksheets: beginning & intermediate by subjects
Spelling Worksheets and Printables: by grade, topic; strategies, patterns

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: April 2018


SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: April 2018

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

Apr. 22  Literacy Community Feud Fundraiser Monrovia Library 1p
Apr. 28  Walk Run READ Huntington Beach Library

Apr. 04      Adult Literacy Learner Orientation Newport Beach Library 10a
Apr. 04      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
Apr. 05      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy @Torrance Library 7p
Apr. 07      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library 29 Palms 9a
Apr. 07      Adult Literacy Tutor Training Glendora Library 9:30a
Apr. 07      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Hesperia 3p
Apr. 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Barstow 3:30p
Apr. 11      Adult Literacy Tutor Training Newport Beach Library Newport Beach 9a
Apr. 14      SCLLN Literacy Conf & Writer To Writer Awards Holiday Inn Buena Park
Apr. 14      Adult Literacy Tutor Training Literacy Center Conejo Valley Thousand Oaks 9a
Apr. 14      ESL Tutor Training Laubach Literacy Ventura 9a
Apr. 14      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Rialto 10a
Apr. 14      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 12N
Apr. 16      Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation Corona Library 7p
Apr. 18      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Highland 5p
Apr. 19      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation READ OC Library Westminster 1p
Apr. 20      Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop READ OC Library Westminster 9:30a
Apr. 21      Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ San Diego Mission Valley Library 10a
Apr. 21      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucca Valley 1p
Apr. 22      Literacy Community Feud Fundraiser Monrovia Library 1p
Apr. 24      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Redlands Library 6p
Apr. 25      Adult Literacy Learner Orientation Huntington Beach Library 6p
Apr. 25      Youth Literacy Tutor Orientation Words Alive San Diego 12N
Apr. 26      Brown Bag Health Literacy w/ IHA READ OC La Habra Library 5:30p
Apr. 27-29 Adult Learner Leadership Inst ALLI Redlands Library
Apr. 28      Walk Run READ Huntington Beach Library
Apr. 28      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego County Library El Cajon 10a
Apr. 28      Arts & Literacy Festival Santa Monica Library 10a
Apr. 28      Adult Literacy Tutor Training SLO 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

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2017 Writer To Writer Challenge :: Award Presentation :: April 14


2017 Writer To Writer Challenge !

SCLLN is excited to announce the winners and runners-up for the 2017 Writer to Writer Challenge !


We had a great response—86 entries—and the quality of the letters was amazing!  We are so proud of all of the learners who wrote letters.  Each letter was a beautiful expression of the learner’s thoughts and feelings.  The ones selected as winners and runners-up most closely met the contest criteria, but as one coordinator said, every letter had its own “pizzazz.” 

Please join SCLLN’s
adult learners, tutors and coordinators at the upcoming 
to be held at the Buena Park Holiday Inn on Saturday, April 14th.

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!

The winners and runners-up will each receive a cash prize and a certificate, and all letter writers will receive a certificate of participation.  We encourage all coordinators to invite and sponsor all of your writers and their tutors for this special event.  The registration fees are only $15 for learners and $35 for tutors/staff (early bird, SCLLN member) and are an appropriate use of CLLS grant funding.  Inviting your Writer to Writer participants would be an excellent way to recognize our writers and their tutors.  Congratulations to all of our letter writers!

Emerging Category :: Winner
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

Runners-Up
Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, Kay Warren

Rowshon A, Placentia Library
Eleanor Everywhere The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt, Monica Kulling

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

Runners-Up
Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!, Richard P. Feyman

Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Intermediate Category :: Winner
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Runners-Up
The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

Advanced Category :: Winner
I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai

Runners-Up
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

Unlimited Power, Anthony Robbins

Early Bird Registration Fee
$35.00:  Volunteer or Staff
$15.00:  Adult Learner
Lunch only; $35.00 by early-bird for members
Early Bird :: DEADLINE :: March 30, 2018

After Mar 30 or @ Conference
$ 50.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff
$ 20.00: SCLLN Adult Learners
Non-Members - $ 75.00

NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 9

If you would like to Sponsor the
Conference
Writer To Writer Challenge
or support SCLLN, please contact: Diane Moseley

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ventura Co Library :: NEVER TOO LATE TO GRADUATE New program available via the county library boosts the high school completion rate


NEVER TOO LATE TO GRADUATE
New program available via the county library boosts the high school completion rate
VC Reporter: 3.21.2018 by Michael Sullivan

Tammy Marquez, 52, of Oxnard, a single mother of four, has seemed to have a bit of good luck most of her life, at least when it came to working without a high school diploma. Though she dropped out of high school her junior year at Chatsworth High School after getting pregnant, she was able to manage pretty well the next 30-plus years of her life. It wasn’t until her position doing wine club sales, where she worked for six years, was no longer available and she didn’t get one particular job because she lacked a high school diploma, that she decided it was time to tie up that loose end. She did so by enrolling in Ventura County Library’s Career Online High School.

“I signed up to get a GED but it was difficult to get to class,” Marquez said. “I heard about this online and jumped on it.”

Marquez, along with five others from around the county in caps and gowns, accepted her high school diploma in the Topping Room of the E.P. Foster Library on Tuesday, March 20, the first graduates of the program. The online high school, offered by Ventura County Library’s READ Adult Literacy Program in partnership with Gale, a Cengage Learning company, has been around for about two years and the program takes about 18 months to complete. Marquez plans to pursue an associate’s degree and work toward providing child care for people with special needs, drawing from personal experience of caring for her 20-year-old son who has Down’s syndrome.

For 15 years, Carol Chapman has been the coordinator of the READ Adult Literacy Program/ Community Engagement. When the California State Library offered an initiative to implement the online high school program, whereby the county library was able to buy and receive matching scholarships for students wanting to enroll, Chapman jumped on it. The library accumulated 35 scholarships, valued at $1,100 each; and currently there 29 students enrolled, six of whom just gradated.  READ MORE >>

Monday, March 19, 2018

Huntington Beach Library :: Literacy Volunteers - Cafe Du Jour: Risking It All


Cafe Du Jour: Risking It All

Our own Barbara Robinson, board member and Literacy Volunteers-HBPL volunteer who leads the Conversation Group, recently published a new novel, which is first in a series:  Cafe Du Jour: Risking It All (Cade Du Jour) (Volume 1 ). 

Prepare to get involved with these characters! A happy, successful couple leave their secure lives to take a chance on creating a second chapter for themselves. On the way, they run into small town corruption, crop circles, grudge-holding locals, and face other challenges while forming new friendships. Get a copy of her book to find out how these characters survive.  READ MORE >>

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

SCLLN Literacy Conference :: Writer To Writer Award Presentation :: April 14


SCLLN Literacy Conference 
& Writer To Writer Presentation
April 14, 2018
Holiday Inn Buena Park


Early Bird Registration Fee
$35.00:  Volunteer or Staff
$15.00:  Adult Learner
Lunch only; $35.00 by early-bird for members
Early Bird :: DEADLINE :: March 30, 2018

After Mar 30 or @ Conference
$ 50.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff
$ 20.00: SCLLN Adult Learners

Non-Members - $ 75.00

NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 9


If you would like to Sponsor the
Conference
Writer To Writer Challenge
or support SCLLN, please contact: Diane Moseley

Check in and Continental Breakfast:  8:00 - 9:00

Strand 1:   9:00 am — 10:15 am
Strand 2:   10:30 am — 11:45 am
Lunch & Writer To Writer Presentations
Strand 3:   2:00 pm — 3:15 pm

Workshops
 W2W Panel; a how-to workshop for staff
 USCIS, The Naturalization Process
 Technology – How to get the best use out of apps
 Roles & Goals
 Tutor Panel – tips and tricks to get out of one’s comfort zone
 Writing workshop (repeated if needed)
 Pronunciation Practice (repeated)
 Setting Goals in a Visual Way, Learner Strand
 W2W Panel. Workshop on writing and entering the Challenge,
Learner Strand
 Additional topic TBD, Learner Strand













Monday, March 12, 2018

Redlands Library :: $5,000 Grant Helps Redlands Adult Literacy Program Focus on Writing Skills


$5,000 grant helps Redlands Adult Literacy Program focus on writing skills
Redlands Daily Facts: 3.10.2018 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coor-AK Smiley Library

Many adults in the Redlands Adult Literacy Program ask for help with their writing as well as with their reading. They have found that writing is essential in communicating with their children’s teachers or applying for a job.

When adults lack writing skills, they face many obstacles. For example, some adult learners have reported that they have difficulty when filling out job applications or medical forms because of their limited writing skills.

The Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library recently received a grant of $5,000 from Edison International that the Redlands Adult Literacy Program will use to further enhance writing strategies used by tutors and learners. The grant will fund two writing workshops for tutors and adult learners, support the publication of an anthology of works by adult learners and their tutors and provide vital technology services to adult learners in the community.

The writing workshops have been developed in response to tutors observing that the learners demonstrated improved reading comprehension, but they struggled to reach their writing goals. Learners require writing strategies that are engaging, relevant and respectful to help overcome anxieties or learning disabilities. Many tutors had requested additional training in how to model, teach and guide adult learners of varying abilities and backgrounds through the writing process.

For this reason, Redlands Adult Literacy Program dubbed 2018 “The Year of the Writer” and is focusing its efforts to develop new strategies and tools to promote better writing for adult learners.  READ MORE >>

Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation :: April 24 @ 6 pm


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Easy Voter Guide :: June 5 2018 Election

Easy Voter Guide :: June 5 2018 Election

Order the June 5 2018
Easy Voter Guides today!

If you are a local League or a California public library, please contact us for how to request your free 10 bundles.
Deadline to order is April 6, 2018.

For daily, shareable election info, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Questions? Please call 916-442-7215 or email lwvc@lwvc.org.

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.


Project Partners

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
Look up your local League of Women Voters
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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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


Literacy Library Jobs – California

Under general supervision, to coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate learner and volunteer tutor services including one-on-one, small-group and one-time learning opportunities

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