Saturday, July 21, 2018

Los Angeles Public Library :: Vision To Success

READ: Spring 2018 by Literacy Coordinator Gemini Spencer

Oprah Winfrey did it. Ellen Degeneres did it. Steve Harvey did it, too! 

Recognizing the power of visualizing their dreams, these successful celebrities created vision boards to keep them reminded of their goals. And we all know how things turned out for them!

The concept of a vision board is the belief that your thoughts produce results. Negative thoughts produce negative results and positive thoughts produce positive results! Creating a vision board simply takes it a step further by exhibiting your thoughts as pictures you can see. It is there to remind you, to inspire you, to keep you progressing toward your vision of success!

With that in mind, I hosted a vision board workshop. Poster boards, magazines and delicious treats were provided, and Adult Literacy participants created boards that expressed their desires to travel, create nice homes, get married, and more.

Here are some tips to help you create a vision board with your student:

• Talk about your student’s vision/goals with him/her ahead of time so you’ll both have an idea what the fnished product will contain.
• You will need poster board, magazines, scissors and glue. Make sure to find an array of magazines.
• Look online with your student at examples. Look up “vision board” and “dream board.”
• Look through magazines ahead of time to cut down on the daunting task of fnding pictures the day the vision board is created.
• If you can, include background music to reinforce a cheerful mood.

I encourage you to create a vision board with your student. It’s like a pictorial to-do list that gently persuades you to keep moving forward.

Above are some pictures from a vision board session at the Baldwin Hills to inspire you!  READ MORE >>

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Los Angeles Public Library :: Walk-In Tutoring for Adults :: Arroyo Seco Branch

Walk-In Tutoring for Adults

Every Other Thursday ::  5:30 pm - 7:30pm

Adult Learners
Work one on one with an adult tutor to improve your reading and literacy skills. Tutors meet with students in any branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. This service is free. They meet twice a week for 1 to 1½ hours at a time for a minimum of six months

Tutors work another adult by teaching basic reading, writing and functional literacy skills at a time and a Los Angeles Public Library branch convenient for both tutor and student. The Library requires a minimum commitment of six months. To learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor, contact the literacy coordinator at one of the Library Literacy Centers.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: San Mateo Public

Literacy Library Jobs – California

work collaboratively with a dedicated team of literacy staff comprising our Project Read program. Under the supervision of the Literacy Program Coordinator, the ideal candidate will work with Project Read staff to create fun, meaningful and literacy-focused programs and services for adults and families

Friday, July 13, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Orange Public

Literacy Library Jobs – California

provides direction, information and assistance to clients and volunteers of Literacy Program; assists with recruiting, training, and recognizing/rewarding volunteer tutors; maintains tutor/learner records; performs reading level assessments; provides outreach to the community

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs - California :: Volunteer Center Santa Cruz :: Redwood City :: San Mateo Co

Literacy Library Jobs – California

manages a volunteer based literacy program involving volunteers who provide one to one and small group instruction to 200 local adults each year.

support and assist our Literacy Student Tutor Coordinators and Literacy Staff
offering educational activities, tutoring and performing clerical tasks

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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

READ OC :: OC Public Libraries hosts its first Career Online High School graduation ceremony

OC Public Libraries hosts its first
Career Online High School graduation ceremony

On Thursday, June 13th, 2018 four Orange County residents earned their high school diploma through the Career Online High School (COHS) program. The COHS offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma, while gaining career skills in various employment fields. Gilbert Avila, of Orange, shared that he is a testament that it is never too late. After losing his father at the age of 15, Avila dropped out of high school to help his family financially. Now at 36, he has a high school diploma and will be enrolling at the community college in the fall. He thanked the program, its supporters and donors for giving him this opportunity.

For many adults, the decision to re-enter or enter an educational program can be challenging. Adults with work and family responsibilities must learn to balance various commitments to ensure that they are successfully advancing in their coursework. The COHS program addresses these challenges by offering students the opportunity to earn a diploma using an online platform where students study at their own pace, in their own environment, and on their own schedule. Students are able to graduate in as few as 4 to 6 months.

This project was made possible in part by OC Public Libraries, Gale (a part of Cengage Learning), the San Clemente Friends of the Library, and the California State Library.

OC Public Libraries will offer qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district. Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.

OC Public Libraries will award up to 10 scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.

To be considered for the program, applicants must:

Be an adult aged 19 or over
Be a resident of Orange County
Have a library account in good standing.

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