Friday, February 12, 2010

The American Library Association announces the second round of funding to help public libraries develop and implement adult literacy services.

Dale Lipschultz, the literacy officer for the American Library Association's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, talks about the American Library Association (ALA) receiving a two-year grant of $750,000 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for The American Dream Starts @ your library. This funding makes it possible for ALA to fund 70 public libraries in Dollar General communities to develop literacy programs for adult English language learners.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Upcoming Library Workshop: Serving the ESL Patron 101

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Metropolitan Library System Meeting Room - Burr Ridge

Hear guest speaker Dale Lipshultz, Ph.D., Literacy Officer at the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services of the American Library Association speak about The American Dream Starts at Your Library initiative.

I will be presenting on how librarians can effectively refer ESL patrons to appropriate learning opportunities in their communities and offer outreach strategies for partnering with literacy organizations.