YASF Meeting Minutes: 11.17.16

09 Dec

Note: We are now posting the minutes from the Young Adult Services Forum meetings here on the blog. Meetings are open to all interested teen library staff members, and future dates are posted on the website and at the end of each minutes. If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts, please comment on this post or use the Contact Us email form.

Young Adult Services Forum Minutes

Bloomingdale Public Library

November 17, 2017 – 10am – noon

  • ILA Recap
    • Programs
      • Evaluation and Feedback
        • Mostly solid & constructive feedback. Most programs seemed to go well.
      • Future Program Ideas
        • Dealing with teen behavior issues, possibly with restorative justice lens. Maybe a combination of librarians with an outside, expert perspective?
        • Running a successful TAB
        • Diversity & inclusiveness
    • Pub Stroll
      • Unfortunate attendance at other stops went down due to the TBS draw at ours.
    • Comments from Members
  • iREAD Update (Brandi)
    • Lots of cool swag and prizes at ILA booth. “Bubble stick” disappeared immediately.
    • Still looking for submissions to the resource guide for next year’s “Reading Takes You Everywhere” theme
      • Instead of being organized by audience, the guide will be organized by program type (craft, etc.)
  • YASF on the Interweb
    • Google Group (Trixie and Veronica)
      • 6 new members, 9 posts since last meeting. Our big uptick last time came from promoting it at the pub stroll.
    • Blog (Evan)
      • May be time to kill the wiki and fold it into the blog. We will include upcoming meeting dates pinned to the top of the page, and a link to the wiki archive.
      • Aside from upcoming Tournament of Books, posts will also include meeting minutes. (If you are reading this on the blog, things just got really meta.)
      • Other posts, like “how to get involved in ILA w/o joining a committee”
    • Facebook (Not Becca)
  •  Illinois Youth Services Institute (Denise)
      • 3/10-11, in Springfield
  •     YA Award Committee (Denise)
    • Denise Hudec is new chair.
    • Recruitment for nominees will begin in January.
    • Working on new guidelines that are more clear and specific for the award
    • These will be proposed to, and approved by, ILA for 2018
  • New Business
    • March Meet-Up
      • Sometime in late March, maybe early April, to not conflict with IYSI and St. Pat’s Day.
      • FB poll to figure out best general location
    • Tournament of Books
      • We narrowed down the nominees to a final batch of 32.
      • Evan will recruit & organize contributors to contribute to the tournament from January thru March.
  • Open Discussion
  • Future Meeting Dates
    • February 16, 2017: Oak Park Public Library: 10 am-noon
    • April 20, 2017: Lansing, IL: 10 am-noon
      • Because the scheduling of our meetings during the 3rd Thursday of the month, it often conflicts with the Young Adult Librarian Discussion group meetings, which meet on the 3rd Wednesday. After these next meetings, we will find another schedule that will work better.
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