Archive for August, 2010

International Literacy Day

UNESCO established September 8th as International Literacy Day to promote literacy worldwide.  It is estimated that 875 million of the world’s adults do not know how to read or write (nearly two-thirds are women), and that more than 110 million children lack access to education. We are celebrating this special day on Tuesday, September 7th.

Please join us for an evening celebrating International Literacy Day, and come share a favorite passage from a book you love.  This is a free public event. Everyone is welcome to read a favorite passage


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Fukaya Room A, Fremont Main Library

2450 Stevenson blvd., Fremont

For information call: (510) 745-1480


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Adult Basic Education Instructor

Alameda County Library’s Write to Read Adult Literacy Program

Goal: Teach basic adult education courses in Fremont at the Alameda County Library’s community literacy program. Classes concentrate on Reading and Writing, and Spelling and Writing.

Class instruction: 2 hours per class time per week. Classes are in the evening from 6-8 pm.


  1. Instruct a small group of learners (8-15) on basic skills practice such as reading, pre-writing, writing, spelling, and vocabulary building, while encouraging and motivating their ability to improve their skills and help each other as learning peers.
  2. Organize basic adult education lesson plans for a 12-15 week courses.
  3. Compile best students’ writing for inclusion in a program anthology.
  4. Maintain accurate records of participant’s attendance and progress.
  5. Provide teacher’s feedback for students’ future educational needs.
  6. Ability to create a community of learners that is participatory, and highly conducive to learning.


Join a vibrant and growing literacy program in Southern Alameda County that focuses on small group learning and peer education. Class sessions are from September to December, and January to May.

Candidate must provide a resume and must have experience in teaching adult basic education courses for at least two years. This is not an ESL class. Candidate must have computer skills and a track record of using multiple modes of learning to work with underserved, culturally diverse adult populations.

Candidate must be fluent in English, a good listener, patient, organized and creative in order to motivate adult learners to move beyond their learning challenges.  An adult education credential and knowledge of critical pedagogy is preferred, but not required. Additional classes may be assigned depending on need.  Summer sessions may be available. The compensation is $50 per instructional hour.

Proof of auto liability insurance is required by the library.

Start date is September 14, 2010. Interviews will start on the week of August 23rd.

Contact Dr. Luis Kong, Write to Read Adult Literacy Program Manager, for more information. (510) 745-1484, lkong@aclibrary.org . View our program blog at: www.write2read.wordpress.com

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