C.O.D. Library ESL/ABE/GED Faculty Newsletter

August 1, 2008

August Newsletter

Filed under: Newsletter — Jenn @ 8:00 am

C.O.D. Library ESL/ABE/GED Faculty Newsletter

August 2008


My name’s Jennifer Kelley and I am the new Library liaison to the ESL/ABE/GED/ELI Division and PEP program.

A little more about me:  I am originally from Massachusetts, but have lived in Chicago since 2000.  I have an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts (where I tutored ESL students for several years!) and my MLS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  In 2006, I was hired as Resident Librarian at the C.O.D. Library and have been fortunate enough to be hired permanently as a Reference Librarian, liaison to this Division as well as Student and Community Outreach Librarian.

Over the past two years, in my role as Resident Librarian, I have worked closely with Debra Smith (née Kakuk) and had the opportunity to teach ESL Library classes, explore resources and meet many faculty members.  As I transition into this new position, I will continue to have Debra’s wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon.

Staying in Touch

My hope with the C.O.D. Library ESL/ABE/GED Faculty Newsletter
is to establish an electronic means of keeping full- and part-time
faculty up to date with Library resources, opportunities and news that
pertain to the Division.

The newsletter will be available as a monthly email as well as electronically at https://codlibraryell.wordpress.com If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact me at kelleyj@cod.edu.

I am always open to suggestions:  resources the library should
consider, news items for this newsletter or anything else you can think
of!  Again, feel free to email me, call (630-942-2383), visit me in the Library (SRC 3043A), or make comments on the website.

I’m looking forward to working closely with you all.  Please consider me your librarian and at your service.

Resource of the Month

GCFLearnFree.org is, as the name suggests, a completely free learning resource sponsored by Goodwill Community Foundation.  The website features activities that build important skills like math and money, computer training and everyday life skills with a focus on literacy.

What Your Librarian Can Do for You

  • Help you to identify and locate ESL and ABE/GED resources for teaching and student use.
  • Support your students’ Library instruction via customized group sessions, library tours, and library card acquisition.
  • Collaborate with instructors  on the design and development of student assignments.
  • Find information to answer basic reference questions as well as assist you in locating information for ESL and ABE/GED curriculum related projects.
  • Assist you in finding and securing library materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Your Librarian

Jenn Kelley

Reference Librarian
Office: SRC 3043A
Phone: (630) 942-2383
E-mail: kelleyj@cod.edu
Library Website: www.cod.edu/library
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Latest Resources:  ESL 

Opportunities in teaching English to speakers of other languages
Blythe Camenson : PE1128.A2 C32 2007 ; College/Car Info Center

New land, new language
Maxine Berger and Martha Siegel : PE1127.H5 B45 2007 ; General  

Evaluating teacher effectiveness in ESL/EFL contexts
edited by Christine Coombe … [et al.] : PE1128.A2 E828 2007; General

The step forward professional development program : for multilevel instruction in adult ESL programs
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein : PE1128.A2 A235 2007 ; General

ESL mathematics for standardized tests
Catherine Price : PE1127.M3 P75 2007 ;General

Latest Resources: ABE/GED

Adult learner’s companion
Deborah Davis : LC5215 .D393 2007 ; General

GED connection [videorecording] / produced by PBS LiteracyLink :
LB3060.33.G45 G44 2006 ; College/Car Info Center

Stories plus:  Readings and activities for language skills
Ann Gianola: PE1128 .G5135 2005 ; General

Jump start the adult learner:  How to engage and motivate adults using brain-compatible strategies
Laurie Materna : LC5225.L42 M365 2007 ; General


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