Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

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

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

Jun 01+     Sacramento Black Book Fair Oak Park
Jun 02       Celebrating Words Festival Pacoima
Jun 04       What is Dyslexia? An In Depth Look Dyslexia Inst (4 wk course) 
Jun 05   Primary Election :: Easy VOTEr Guide
Jun 16       Wilson Level 1 Workshop Sherman Oaks
Jun 25       Wilson Level K Workshop Sherman Oaks
Jun 26       Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists Getty Center (thru Oct)
Jun 27       Wilson Level 2 Workshop Sherman Oaks
Jun 28       Wilson Level 3 Workshop Sherman Oaks

Monday, May 28, 2018

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: June 2018

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: June 2018

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

Jun 03       Celebration of Learning Carlsbad Library 2:30p
Jun 05   Primary Election :: Easy VOTEr Guide
Jun 06       Youth Literacy Tutor Orientation Words Alive San Diego 1p
Jun 06       Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 4p
Jun 07       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Jun 09       Tutor Conference READ/San Diego USD
Jun 09       Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Rialto 10a
Jun 09       Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 12N
Jun 16       Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library 29 Palms 9a
Jun 18       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Corona Library 7p
Jun 19       Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ San Diego Central Library 9a
Jun 20       Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Highland 5p
Jun 23       Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Apple Valley 10a
Jun 27       Adult Learner Orientation Newport Beach Library 6p
Jun 28       Brown Bag Summer Reading Kickoff READ OC El Toro Library 5:30p

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Oceanside Library :: Earn an Accredited High School Diploma

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Oceanside Public Library
Oceanside News: 5.25.2018

Oceanside Public Library is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma, and credentialed career certificate, through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a Cengage company. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults, bringing them back into the education system and preparing them for entry into post-secondary education or vocational training, to advance in the workforce. Currently, one in seven adults in Oceanside lacks a high school degree or equivalent.

“Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement,” says Library Director Sherri Cosby. “By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering residents to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.”

“We’re delighted to partner with Oceanside Public Library to offer Career Online High School and give residents access to education and the potential to change their lives,” says Paul Gazzolo, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Gale.

Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the California State Library and Oceanside Public Library Foundation, will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.  READ MORE >>

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Azusa Library :: Cathay Reta Hands Torch to Arlene Calderon

Cathay Reta Hands Torch to Arlene Calderon
Literacy Updates: Sep/Oct 2017

As the Azusa City Library staff transitions into fall, The Literacy Program is preparing for a shift from one Literacy Coordinator to another. The Literacy program is saying goodbye and thank you to its long time coordinator Cathay Reta.

Cathay began working as the Adult Literacy Coordinator for the Azusa City Library in 2011. Her grassroots ESL program went hand and hand with the Azusa community, in which a large majority of it’s residents claim they have difficulty with English in their everyday household. The program was formed in the fall of 2013 with seven community partner sites around the city willing to collaborate.

In 2014, Cathay expanded the library’s services by introducing a citizenship program that specializes in tutoring and access to information for those desiring to become U.S. citizens. Through collaborations and events with local businesses, the residents of the community have benefitted greatly from the positive impact of these newly provided services.

Despite all the progress the programs have made over the past couple of years, Cathay Reta decided it was, “time for a new chapter in her life.” She recently moved on from her position as Literacy Coordinator and is now involved with consulting work for literacy programs across the nation. Cathay Reta leaves a strong legacy behind as well as many goals accomplished.

Reta will be handing her head of literacy program duties over to Arlene Calderon.  READ MORE >>

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)


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
Mohammad Mousavi, Santa Monica Public Library

Advanced Category
Unlimited Power, Anthony Robbins