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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sign Up by Noon for this Free Program Management Workshop in Quincy

Sign up by noon today, if you plan to attend.

I am pleased to let you know that Sandy Newell will be providing a free program management workshop for adult volunteer literacy programs in the panhandle. It will be in Quincy next Thursday, July 31, and Friday, August 1.  The service is being provided by Volunteers for Adult Literacy in Florida (VALF).

Please share this announcement with anyone in your area running an adult volunteer literacy program or considering starting a program.

The Gadsden County Public Library Literacy Volunteers program is hosting a two-day workshop. Ideally you would attend both days, but you are welcome to attend one day. Please email me by Noon on Wednesday, July 30, if you plan to attend. Include your name, name of program, title if you are working with a program or in a library and your email address. Include why you would like to attend this training.

Here are objectives, times and location:  The workshop will be at the Gadsden County Public Library at the downtown library in Quincy at
732 South Pat Thomas Pky.
Quincy, FL 32351-4210
Phone: 850-627-7106

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Career Resources

Volunteer tutors can use this tool to help their students select careers. A tutor could use the articles to kickoff a language experience story (LES).  This can be used with low level learners and with English Lanugage Learners.

Career Information Center
Check out this lastest addition to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), available to your patrons through the Florida Electronic Library (FEL).

Career Information Center, 10th edition provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada, to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts; nature of work; work environment; education; licenses; certification and training; job outlook; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, such as books, audio/visual materials and organizations.

GVRL is a database of encyclopedias, and specialized reference sources, for multidisciplinary research. Your patrons can access these reference materials online from the library, or remotely through the FEL.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Passed by Senate --Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act--May Bring Funds for Libraries

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Passed by US Senate Rcently May go to House soon