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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Santa Monica Library :: Arts & Literacy Festival :: April 28


Arts & Literacy Festival
Santa Monica Library – Pico Branch
April 28 ::10 am

Join us to discover local arts, literacy resources,
and enjoy a day of fun activities and performances


Adult Literacy Volunteer
Volunteer literacy tutors work one-on-one with adult learners in a library setting. Training hours and a minimum six month commitment are required.  Tutors meet with learners once or twice per week for 1 to 2 hour sessions.

For more information, call (310) 458-2201 x2791

Monday, April 23, 2018

Huntington Beach Library :: Walk Run READ :: Literacy FUNraiser :: April 28


Walk Run READ!
Literacy Volunteers
Huntington Beach Public Library
April 28, 2018
8:30 am

Join us for a 5K Walk/Run
to benefit Literacy Volunteers-Huntington Beach Public Library


Become a Tutor

If you can read and write fluently, you can help an adult to read, write or speak English better. Literacy Volunteers - HBPL has tutor training workshops throughout the year. -=The 15-hour class teaches Literacy Volunteers of America methods for helping adults improve their skills. After taking the class, you are matched with one adult student. You meet two hours a week, morning, afternoon, evening or weekend.

The Huntington Beach Library Adult Literacy Program has a collection of teaching materials, a computer lab and space in the library for tutor pairs to meet.

We have two programs, the Adult Literacy Program at Central Library (714) 375-5102 and the Family Literacy Program at the Oak View Branch Library (714) 375-5104.

We always need tutors!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Los Angeles Public Library :: Adult Learner Leadership Institute Success Story By Veronica Torres


Adult Learner Leadership Institute Success Story By Veronica Torres
READ: A newsletter written by students and tutors: Winter 2018

I came to Los Angeles with my mother when I was 12 years old. Since I lived in a Latino neighborhood where everyone spoke Spanish, I never learned to speak or read well. I thought then that it wasn’t important. When I got to be an adult, I realized that you need three things to live well in this country: to read, to speak and to drive, but at that time I could not read or write an email. I might recognize two words out of every sentence. I would have to ask my niece or a friend to read them to me and then I had no privacy. As an adult, I knew that this wasn’t normal and I got sick of it. I felt depressed, low - on the floor.

I have been attending Adult Literacy Tutoring programs at the Washington Irving Library Branch, since 2016, where I had the pleasure to meet Julie Christenson, the coordinator. When she suggested that I attend the ALLI leadership program, I didn’t hesitate to submit the application. A few weeks after I applied, my application was approved, and in April 2017 I had the opportunity to attend the three-day weekend program in Carlsbad, Ca.

It was my first train ride. I was given a nice room at the Holiday Inn with other learners. Both learners and staff were surprised to see someone from LA as I was the first person from LA to attend. I met other adult learners from other regions and together we learned about the role of leadership in Adult literacy. We learned about goal setting, building self-esteem and how to get along with other people. These are important skills for leaders to have. The conference gave me the confidence that I need to accomplish my goals, to advocate for the literacy program, and to become a mentor in my community.

In October, I was invited to return to the ALLI conference in 2018 being held in the City of Redlands to make a presentation to this years’ learners.

I’m excited and looking forward! None of this would be possible without Julie’s love, encouragement and belief in my potential, and I also consider myself lucky to have Melinda Ratlif, my wonderful tutor.  READ MORE >>


Adult Learner Leadership Institute
April 27 – 29
A K Smiley Library
Redlands

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs - California :: Sonoma Co :: Contra Costa Co :: San Mateo Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

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


Monrovia Library :: Community Feud Literacy FUNdraiser :: April 22


Team Up! Dream Up!
Community Feud
Monrovia Library Literacy Program
April 22
1 pm – 3:30 pm
Monrovia Library

Come join us for a fun afternoon to support the Monrovia Public Library Literacy Program. Lunch, silent auction and live auction plus a chance to play Community Feud make for a great afternoon and you help support this wonderful Literacy Program.

Reading Help for Adult Learners

We help English-speaking adults 18 years and older improve reading and writing skills so you can reach your potential as workers, parents, community members and life-long learners. Our trained volunteer tutors will meet with you one-on-one or in a small group setting. You will learn what you need at your own pace and will be able to apply new skills to your lives. We can help you with personal learning goals such as:

Passing GED or high school equivalency
Reading to your children or grandchildren
Studying for U.S. citizenship
Improving spelling, writing, grammar and pronunciation
Enhancing your job prospects
Using computers and understanding technology

For more information about our free and confidential program
call 626-256-8273 or email vcastellanos@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

Monday, April 16, 2018

San Diego Co Library :: Earn Your High School Diploma at a Library


Earn Your High School Diploma at a Library
County News Center: 4.13.2018 by Suzanne Bartole

For many, high school graduation is a rite of passage, but sometimes circumstances prevent students from getting a diploma.

We talked with one man who, at the age of 56, is seeing his dream of earning a diploma come true thanks to the County Library and his hard work.
You can apply to Career Online High School over at the Library’s website.

Enrollment is limited and the demand is expected to be high. Adults must successfully pass an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, as well as an in-person interview to become an applicant in the program.

For additional information, you can contact the El Cajon Library.  WATCH VIDEO

For other SCLLN libraries offering the Career Online HS program,
check the member list on the SCLLN Blog




Friday, April 13, 2018

Carlsbad Library :: How We Learn - Literacy Program


How We Learn
Learning Connection: March/April 2018

At a recent tutor orientation, I told a story of a 71-year-old learner who enrolled in Carlsbad City Library’s Literacy program. One of the attendees asked, "Can she really learn at that age?"

The answer is a resounding "Yes!" In fact, the learner went on to earn her high school diploma.

Research shows that the brain is elastic—meaning that it can adapt, change and reorganize, regardless of age. However, if you’ve tried to learn something new, such as a language, hobby, sport or simply how to use a smartphone, it can be frustrating. We want to learn, and we want to learn now.

In this issue of the Learning Connection, you'll discover how adults learn, tips for working with individual strengths when learning something new, and tutoring ideas from our diligent pairs.

As a tutor, I feel that I can best communicate the meaning of words using Kinesthetic Intelligence. I find it easier sometimes to express word meaning through expression and gestures. ~ Tutor Lora B.

I feel I learn best when I use my interpersonal/social intelligence. I have been able to grasp the English language more easily through conversation. Through discussion with my tutor, it helps me use words in proper context and to memorize words more easily. ~ Learner Ying H.

Souad’s big goal is to pass the U.S. Citizenship test. We use word lists to help her prepare for the reading/writing portion of the test. Souad can read all the highlighted words and is making progress every week. ~ Tutor Sylvia W.

The Phono-Graphix program has been very useful to help Brenda learn sounds and new words. Every one of our sessions also includes a spelling test. I also ask Brenda to use each new vocabulary word in a sentence to make sure she understands the definition.
Both of these practices have proved valuable in her learning. ~ Tutor Mary Lou S.

I have learned to better communicate with others. I feel more comfortable getting into conversations with other people. I’m very blessed to have Mary Lou as a tutor. She helps a lot to improve my English skills,and I’m moving forward because of that. ~ Learner Brenda M

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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


Literacy Library Jobs – California

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


Monday, April 9, 2018

Santa Monica Library :: Adult Literacy Luncheon :: Keynote - State Librarian Greg Lucas


State Librarian Greg Lucas will be visiting Santa Monica Public Library on March 12

The Library will hold a lunch honoring the work of adult learners and literacy coaches in our LEAF program from 1-3.

Greg Lucas will be the keynote speaker. Greg will also be spending time meeting with staff and related individuals interested, going to or recent graduates of library school programs in the afternoon. The Library Board, Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library and the Library Foundation will host an evening event at the Main Library to feature Greg Lucas and “The State of California Libraries” followed by a reception.

Tutor an adult learner 1-2 times each week for 1.5-2 hour sessions at a Santa Monica Library location.  We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2018 training.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Monrovia Library :: Retired Teachers To Learn Of Literacy Program


Retired Teachers To Learn Of Literacy Program At Monrovia Public Library
Monrovia Weekly: 3.23.2018

Retired teachers never stop caring about education and about students, whether the students are in a school classroom or elsewhere in the community. A good example of community outreach is the Literacy Program at the Monrovia Public Library, a goal-oriented program designed to meet the adult learner’s individual needs. Along with individualized instruction, some classroom activities include core workbooks, reading classroom newspapers, and conversation groups. The California Retired Teachers Association #71 (CalRTA) will learn more about the Literacy Program when Coordinator Victor Castellanos is guest speaker at their luncheon meeting on Friday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m.

On the program, Joe Callahan from the Literacy Program will add a tutor’s perspective to Coordinator Victor Castellanos’ comments.


April 22 :: Monrovia Library 1p