YASF Meeting Minutes 4.12.18

Oak Lawn Public Library

  • Old Business
    • ILA Program Proposals
      • Cindy – Self Care with Social Worker
      • Isabel with Martha and others on Passive program
      • Evan with Rachael, serving teen parents
      • Evan with Liz from Addison and Regina from Forest Park on Teen Behavior
      • Evan with Heather and Isabel on TABs
      • Becca YA Troubleshooting
      • Joe, Becca, Donna, and Brandi YA Nonfiction
      • Talked about mini unconference, looking at for 2019
    • Evaluations
      • Update questions
      • Virtual availability – Make into a Google Form, add as a slide
        • On YASF Facebook page
    • New IL Standards Progress
      • Ellen (from YSF), Rachael, Evan, & Lisa met earlier this month to discuss and created a working draft
      • After working draft will complete and open up for wider comments and hopefully get to the committee by the end of the month
      • Anyone who is interested should at least look them over
      • New Adults? – Clarification about who we’re talking about
      • Task force committee finalized version by end of week and Evan will post on Facebook and Google Group
    • ILA Reporter article
      • YASF asked to contribute tips and best practices for dealing with teen behavior issues.
        • Evan, Lisa, Becca, Heather combined ideas and submitted to ILA reporter.
    • Best of the Best w/ LACONI
      • Have some teen presenters in there and not teen specific (and no metadata tag)
        • Sounds like a possibility and will bring it up at meeting on April 20th
      • To use your library must have a LACONI membership
  • Tournament of Books (Rachel)
    • Waiting for lasts post of Round 3
    • Posting as rounds rather than regularly, but linking to previous rounds so you can follow a book throughout
      • Regular posting keeps it on people’s radar.
    • Timeline pushed back from last year.
    • More formalization of the way it works?
      • Expectation for reviewers
      • Sub committee to make procedures
        • Evan, Brandi, Rachel, Cindy
    • Publicity person, someone dealing with the people and coordination side, someone dealing with the actual posting and blog.
    • Straight voting? Parallel voting?
      • Review as a Teen librarian (not for yourself)
      • Which book are you more likely to book talk
      • Descriptions not needed after first round
        • As it goes posts should be getting shorter and more focused.
      • Just reviews of the books and then reviewers don’t decide
        • Voting with comments
        • Brackets to get people to vote?
        • Posts expanding on readers’ advisory for the books that advance
      • Voting fatigue
      • Extra thing? – YASF deciding and then a “people’s choice award”
    • Put it out in quadrants
    • Subcommittee, Cindy, Terri, Evan, Quinn, Brandi, Rachel, Lisa
      • Interested – get in touch with Evan
  • YASF Social Media, etc.
    • Google Groups (Trixie)
      • 4 new members
      • 4 new posts
    • Facebook (Becca)
      • 14 new members
  • Future Professional Development
    • Reaching Forward – May 4, 2018
      • Evan, Rachael, Brandi
  • Updates
    • iREAD (Brandi)
      • Submissions for last minute articles is this weekend (any program ideas related to performance)
      • Finishing committee list for 2020 – theme ‘Dig Deeper, Read, Investigate, Discover’
    • YSF (Evan)
      • Golden ticket award sponsor has dropped out, may not have someone in time for the awards.
        • Will look for a sponsor next year.
      • Davis Cup still happening
    • ILA YA Award (Denise)
      • May 15th deadline
        • Can nominate yourself
      • Suggestion to directors and managers to nominate staff
      • Struggle with getting people outside the Chicago area
      • Struggle with comparing library work loads.
      • Please help with getting the word out
      • Consider nominating people in multiple years if they weren’t selected
      • Updated criteria
        • Hopefully easier and more attractive to apply
  • New Business
    • ChiTeen Lit Fest (Yvette/Evan)
      • Launches Friday, all day Saturday
      • In 2nd or 3rd year, will be annual event
      • Planned by teens for teens
        • Teen ambassadors for promoting the event to other teens
      • Fridays event is a party
      • Saturday is when the fest takes place
        • Headliners, workshops, teens get lunches
      • http://chiteenlitfest.org/
      • Info on the Facebook group
    • C2E2 2018 Recap
      • Work on getting a list of library ComiCons in the Chicago Area – Logos
      • Get more involved with program submissions
      • Small group doing the entire ALA presence
      • YASF – sponsor/promote submissions
        • ALA has 4 spots
      • Confusion on how to submit a proposal
      • Put proposals on agenda for November or January
    • Pub Stroll – ideas?
      • ILA evening of second full day
      • Host stop
      • TBS has traditionally been sponsor
        • Previously: trivia, superfight
        • Exploding kittens (the Oatmeal)
        • Unstable unicorns
        • Pretending to Grownup
        • Red flags
    • Networking meet-up?
      • August?
      • Make more centrally located
      • Lisa and Melissa, Saturday afternoon/evening
      • August 11th or 18th – poll of Facebook group
  • Open Floor
    • Meeting at Harold Washington
      • Let Yvette know if there are any questions you have or things you want to know (Evan post form in Facebook group?)
    • Changes to YALSA Symposium
    • Plainfield has fandom fest on the 27th and 28th (27th, kids con)
    • Subscription book boxes (Hinsdale)
      • Library book according to what they like and fun goodies
      • Hidden gems
      • Write up on Teen Services Underground
      • Try for tech

New Meeting Dates & Locations

May 4, 2018 – Reaching Forward, Rosemont, IL

September 13, 2018 — Harold Washington Library, Chicago Public Library – in Unity room

October 9-11, 2018 – ILA 2018: All Inclusive, Peoria, IL

November 8, 2018 – Berwyn Public Library

February 14, 2019 – ???

Attendees:

Lisa Barefield

Evan Mather

Joe Marcantonio

Haley Frailey

Nicole Mills

Terri Purcell

Cindy Shutts

Parish Turner

Brandi Smits

Donna Black

Amanda Carr

Quinn Stitt

Iza Gronska

Yvette Garcia

Melissa

Nina

Rachael Bild – Virtual

Heather Booth – Virtual

Megan Young – Virtual

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