[bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?

But isn't it sad that I have to get even the teachers interested in it?
Until Nichole's home-bound teacher was making library trips with Nichole,
she did not bring books into her classroom on a regular basis.  It is so
discouraging sometimes, but I chose to pick a place to start and work in
baby steps if I have to.

Somehow, some way, I will encourage more people to scan or proof, but it is
going to take getting creative.  

Take care!

Valerie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Mayrie ReNae
> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:57 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> 
> Congratulations on helping people to feel more confident reading, and
> building the thrill of it!
> 
> Mayrie
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Valerie Maples
> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 10:06 AM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> 
> Hi, Tammy!
> 
> Is your Aunt Kay of the famous MSU lineage?  If so, I am pretty sure I
know
> her.  Quite the Egg Bowl on Saturday!
> 
> Sadly, I cannot get people to believe me how tough it is to get people
> moving forward here.  There are some great people and incredible kindness,
> but seriously low expectations and even lower self-confidence in the
ability
> to make change.
> 
> So, I make a difference one person at a time.  Nichole actually does
better
> than me; her push is getting people reading, getting them to the library,
> getting them cards, and giving them books and reading in groups.  We
started
> with her aide, Sheina, who's reading fluency has SKYROCKETED and now she
> reads books with her kids that we gave them.  We are now working on her
> taking her kids to the library with her and Nichole, one at a time.  It is
> slow, but we are making progress.
> 
> Take care!
> Valerie
> 
> Currently scanning My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House
> Ally's Busy Day
> A Turkey for Thanksgiving
> Santa Claus The World's Number One Toy Expert
> who do I talk to
> 
> Currently proofing:
> Ten Days To Self-Esteem
> Shanghaied to China
> Everything Dog: What Kids Really Want To Know About Dogs Stories Behind
the
> Greatest Traditions of Christmas More Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs
Of
> Christmas
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Tammy Blaker
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 10:30 AM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> >
> > I so much agree with you.  I too live in the Mississippi and have an
> > Aunt Kay who teaches.  She told me that the kids can't read so what
> > good would Bookshare do and that is the "normal" kids.  I was read to
> > as far back as
> I
> > can remember and the books caused me to dream of places and people
> > that I knew I would never see or meet.  I believe that a love of books
> > (stories
> in
> > what ever form)  leads to reading.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Valerie Maples" <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:11 PM
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> >
> >
> > > Believe it or not, I cannot get these rural Mississippi parents to
> > > read with their kids, let alone use a computer with them.  I have
> > > only converted a half a dozen teachers to BookShare and its FREE!
> > > They all think it is
> too
> > > much work.  Sigh.  I am working on people, but it is an
> > > excruciatingly slow process here...
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > Valerie
> > >
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > >> Behalf Of Shelley L. Rhodes
> > >> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 8:06 AM
> > >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> > >>
> > >> Valerie,
> > >>
> > >> If you can get the kids signed up with Bookshare, smile.  I have
> > >> found
> > > that
> > >> once the parents see how valuable the service is, they will go at it.
> > >> Smile, that and providing cheat sheets on how to do things helps
> > >> quite
> a
> > >> lot.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Shelley L. Rhodes, VRT
> > >>
> > >> Guide dogs for the Blind Alumni Association www.guidedogs.com
> > >>
> > >> Reading a book is like rewriting it for yourself. You bring to a
> > >> novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You
> > >> bring your
> > > history
> > >> and you read it in your own terms. -Angela Carter, novelist and
> > >> journalist
> > >> (1940-1992)
> > >>
> > >> ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: "Valerie Maples" <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 2:12 AM
> > >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> >I am with both of you!  I am so enthusiastic, and as you all know,
> have
> > >> > jumped in running (many thanks to all who have endured my steep
> > >> > learning curve!).  I have tried to enlist more volunteers,
> > >> > especially sighted volunteers, but can't even get anyone to
> > >> > nibble so far.  I don't get
> it
> > >> > with
> > >> > all the people I know scanning for their schools or what not, why
> they
> > >> > will
> > >> > not sign up to even just add what they are already doing.  Oh,
> > >> > well,
> I
> > >> > will
> > >> > keep trying!
> > >> >
> > >> > Take care!
> > >> > Valerie
> > >> >
> > >> > Currently scanning My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House
> > >> > Ally's Busy Day A Turkey for Thanksgiving Santa Claus The World's
> > >> > Number One Toy Expert who do I talk to
> > >> >
> > >> > Currently proofing:
> > >> > Ten Days To Self-Esteem
> > >> > Shanghaied to China
> > >> > Everything Dog: What Kids Really Want To Know About Dogs Stories
> > >> > Behind the Greatest Traditions of Christmas More Stories Behind
> > >> > the Best Loved Songs Of Christmas
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> >> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > >> >> Behalf Of Kim Friedman
> > >> >> Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 3:08 PM
> > >> >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Hi, Monica, from your mouth to God's ear. I think the more the
> > >> >> merrier.
> > >> > Let
> > >> >> there be more crack submitters and proofreaders who love finding
> books
> > >> >> for
> > >> >> every type of reading pleasure. Let them raid
> > >> >> fantastictfiction.com and discover all manner of authors we know
> > >> >> nothing about who write stuff
> > >> > that's
> > >> >> entertaining for those who like a good story. Regards, Kim.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> >> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> >> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica
> > > Willyard
> > >> >> Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 12:23 PM
> > >> >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Robert, as volunteers, we can submit almost any type of books we
> > > choose.
> > >> >> Bookshare is doing children's books because that's what the
> > >> >> grant money covers. They will do adult educational books as
> > >> >> well, but no
> romances
> > > or
> > >> >> things containing adult content. Bookshare funding is dependent
> > >> >> upon
> > > how
> > >> >> well they follow the goals of the grant by adding 100,000
> educational
> > >> > books
> > >> >> over a five-year period. We're about to go into year 3 of the
> > >> >> grant, so
> > > I
> > >> >> think we'll see even more books for kids in the future.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> That leaves us to scan and proofread books for pleasure. I'd
> > >> >> like to
> > >> > recruit
> > >> >> more volunteers because I think we're making only a tiny dent in
> > >> >> the
> > >> > amount
> > >> >> of books for adults that people say they want to read. Our wish
> > >> >> list is huge, and I'd really like to find a way that we can get
> > >> >> all of those books added to Bookshare. We would benefit from
> > >> >> doubling our number of active volunteers, especially if we could
> > >> >> find some additional sighted volunteers who could help with
> > >> >> books that blind people have trouble
> proofreading.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Monica Willyard
> > >> >> "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter
> Drucker
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