Literacy Conferences

READ San Diego’s 26th Annual Conference will be held on Saturday June 11, 2016 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.  Conferences offer volunteers, staff, learners and supporters a chance to learn more about literacy, network with colleagues and get inspired!

Helen, one of our literacy staff members here at Literacy Volunteers-HBPL, wrote about a social networking workshop she attended with READ San Diego’s Susan Vega at SCLLN’s Tutor Learner Conference this spring.

My first session was Social Media with Susan Vega. It was a wonderful introduction to the many options social media offers. I typically have shunned social media use mostly because of concern for being online (far too ‘public’ for someone who doesn’t mind keeping her views to herself) and not wanting to spend my free time checking posts or messages every few minutes. I was pleasantly surprised to learn there are much more tools available to make and keep your information private. I learned that you can review the settings for Facebook, as an example, and have postings require approval just like a friend request. And I learned about a great app called ‘Next Door’ that connects you to information in your own community so you are not just informed you are connected. Susan was very knowledgeable and moved easily through the different websites and apps she presented. I left feeling more confident about social media. At least I know how to find information I actually want to know and ways to remain private if I choose to wade further into the waters.

Hope to see you all in San Diego!

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