YASF Meeting Minutes 9.13.18

Young Adult Services Forum Meeting Minutes 9.13.18

Chicago Public Library – YOUmedia Center

  • ILA Planning
    • Sponsored Session Support
      • YASF sponsoring 12 sessions
      • List of panels
      • What we offer
        • Intro (talk about pub stroll for sessions before Weds)
        • Evaluations
        • Volunteers to give intro and evaluations at some sessions?
    • Evaluation form
      • Update? Good as is? Digital version too?
      • Include a link in presentation slide shows for digital version
      • Situation (department size – how many people serve teens?) – library or library branch (location and how many locations) – details/expand versus comments
      • Interested in being involved in YASF
    • Cards with YASF info
    • Pub stroll
      • Kelleher’s Irish Pub (TBS sponsor)
        • Past: Trivia, librarians against humanity, spinning wheel, superfight,
        • What do you meme? – bigger scale?
        • Uno (giant cards)
        • Facebook group game sign up (quick and easy games that large groups can play) – okay with loss and damage
      • What should we do?
  • We have a Twitter!
    • @ya_forum
    • Follow!
    • What should we use it for?
      • Live tweet ILA
      • Tournament of Books
      • Memes
      • General Engagement
      • Whatcha Reading Wednesday
    • For now – managers, ToB promoter – maybe new position?
      • Joe?
    • Live tweeting? Hashtag?
      • @ya_forum
      • Hashtag – conference (ialac2918) and yasfil (double hash)
      • Put info on facebook
      • Rewtweet what others are doing
      • Tentative live tweeters
        • Poll on facebook
      • Twtter info on cards and evaluations
      • Ask people to put it on slides
  • YASF Incoming Manager – Recruit (Lisa)
    • Minutes
    • Manager – coordinate tournament of books, agenda, board reports, miscellaneous
    • Spearhead networking events
  • Tournament of Books going forward (Rachel/Cindy/Quinn)
    • 32 books published in 2018 – brackets to winner
      • Last round voting
    • This year
      • Move up post due dates
    • Set up formal procedures for future tournaments
    • Clearer reviewer expectations
      • Reviewer perspective – as a librarian
    • Last round, all 32 books people’s choice award
    • Play along bracket
    • Committee discuss at November YASF
  • Future Projects
    • Updating webpage (pre next ToB?)
      • Subcommittee? Proposals for Nov. meeting?
        • Use Google Group – specify type of work
    • Grants
      • RAILS – Search Institute (Becca/Heather)
        • 40 Developmental Assets Research
          • Evidence based research about what young people need to thrive.
        • Interested in let us know.
        • Does programs for people that work with Youth, cost money, but we don’t have a budget. RAILS has a grant you can apply for. Next grant submission December. Attendees don’t pay.
        • Subcommittee – what offering we’d ask for. Location.  
        • What sessions look good?
        • Task force/subcommittee?
      • Other – C2E2 attendance (Lisa)
        • Source – new ALA Comics & GN roundtable?
        • Stipend
  • Old Business
    • YA Librarian of the Year – Elizabeth
      • Thank you to Donna & her committee!
      • Awards lunch
    • Networking Meet-Up
      • Fatduck in August
      • Another in December?
      • When are best times/locations?
      • Maybe 3 or so a year one location
      • Downers Grove Game store – Fair Game
        • Brunch?
      • November?
        • Facebook poll for dates
      • Professional Development meetings- series, outside of regular YASF meetings
    • Upcoming professional development not-ILA edition
      • November – YALSA symposium in SLC
      • March 2019 – IYSI – call for submissions! (11/2 deadline)
      • April 2019 – Reaching Forward – call for submissions (10/15 deadline)
      • Any others?
        • Anderson’s Bookshop
  • Updates
    • YASF Social Media, etc.
      • Google Group (Megan)
        • 8 new members, 10 new conversations
        • Megan share link on Facebook group
      • Facebook (Becca)
        • 6 new, 135 are active members
    • iRead Update (Donna)
    • Youth Services Forum update (Evan)
      • Bus tour preconference scheduled for the Monday before conference (10/8)
      • 2 awards:
        • Davis Cup – Jennifer Bueche @ Gail Borden
        • Golden Ticket – Melissa Elera @ Berwyn

  • Other Business? Discussion?
    • Work on submitting the unconference for ILA next year
    • Invite new YALSA executive director to our November meeting

 

New Meeting Dates & Locations

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

November 8, 2018 – Berwyn Public Library

February 14, 2019 – Arlington Heights Memorial Library

April 11, 2019 – Wheaton Public Library

 

Attendees:

Joe Marcantonio

Yvette Garcia

Becca Boland

Rachael Bild

Krista Hutley

Haley Frailey

Dan Schnepf

Anna Pedersen

Melisa Martinez

Rachel Stolle

Martha Sullivan

Virtual

Cindy Shutts

Megan Young

Quin Stitt

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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

YASF Meeting Minutes 2.8.18

Oak Park Public Library

  • ILA Program Proposals: All Inclusive
    • Proposals due Friday March 16, 2018.
    • Requested topics:
      • Surveys from last ILA
        • Top
          • 2nd Highest – Target Specific groups (e.g. people who don’t read, libraries with small/no budgets, diverse populations, special needs)
            • Kids who don’t read
            • Reluctant Readers
            • Fandoms
            • Special Needs
            • LGBT
            • Older teens
            • Emerging adults
            • Homeschool
            • Parents (non English speaking?)
            • Smaller libraries
            • Diverse
            • Teen parents
          • Highest – Programing (TAB)
        • Lowest
          • Not much demand for outreach
          • Intra-library presentations (advocating for teens – more money, teen department, whole library acceptance) – lower
        • Who attended
          • Public libraries, suburban libraries
          • More people serving middle schoolers
          • Many work with more than just teens (more with youth than adults)
        • Beyond beginner level programs
        • Pieces of programs – how to put together
        • Technology
          • VR (drop in, college tours)
      • What can we do to make people’s jobs easier when working across large populations.
    • Blending of lots of programming ideas (different budgets, different staffing, different planning levels)
      • Hands on?
      • Piggybacking off iRead showcase?
        • Coordinator, Becca & Yvette
    • What’s happening already?
      • Nonfiction, collection development, bringing teen nf back to library
      • Passive Programming
    • Ideas
      • Selfcare (librarians, staff development) – discussion? Social worker? White Oak librarian, Outside professionals – Cindy
        • Reach out to Peoria, local
      • YA Troubleshooting – Ask an expert? – Rachael
      • Keeping the Peace with Teens – Restorative Justice (Rachael will reach out)
      • TAB, Evan (Lisa)
      • Program Fair, Joe, Becca, Yvette
      • Teen Parenting – Evan, Rachael
      • LGBT, special needs, diverse (more nonlibrarians)
        • Moderator with panel of experts, ask the questions you’re afraid to ask – Rachael & Becca
      • Nonfiction, Becca (Donna & Denise)
    • Unconference w/ YSF?
  • Standards for Illinois Public Libraries (Evan/Rachael)
  • Flossmoor Update (Yvette)
    • Can anyone attend board meeting (2/13), Evan, Rachael, Brandy, Amber or Heather – presentation to the board – teen brain and development
      • Group from the community pushing back on letting middle school teens use the meeting room after school
      • Have a monitor (not security), incident reports basic horseplay
      • Does not have a dedicated teen staff
      • Teen representative?
  • Tournament of Books 2018 (Rachel)
    • Round ends next week – 8 posts up all ready
    • Tournament bracket going up
    • Estimated end date, 25th of April
    • Share with other organizations
  • Updates
    • iREAD  Update (Donna)
      • February 28th deadline for resource guide
      • Request for submissions here: https://sites.google.com/site/iread2019showtime/  
        • Decorations or Displays
        • Crafts & Maker ideas
        • Write articles
        • How to make book trailers
      • Finalizing artwork
      • 2020 theme – Dig deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover
      • Need volunteers for iRead committee. Contact to volunteer or more info:
        • 2020 chair Portia Latalladi – platalla@chipublib.org
        • 2018 chair Nikeda Webb –  nwebb2@mapld.org
        • 2019 chair Brandi Smits – librarybrandi@gmail.com
    • Youth Services Forum Update (Ellen)
      • Visit to the art institute in September
      • ILA
      • Table in exhibits hall (join them at future ILAs?)
      • Brainstorming ideas, programs, book clubs, passive programs, LGBT programs, How to be a presenter 101 (work with them), JJs list
  • YASF social media, etc.
    • Google Groups (Trixie)
    • Blog (Evan/Rachel)
      • Tournament of books
      • Evan will post article about joining YASF after tournament of books
    • Facebook (Becca?)
      • Ask all judges from Tournament of Books to join Facebook group
      • Evan will give moderator to status to Rachel
      • Up 6
      • Do a new poll for 2019 tournament of the books
      • Please participate in What are you reading Wednesday?
      • If sharing Tournament of the books please share from YASF page
  • Future professional development
    • PLA 2018 – March 20-23
    • C2E2 2018 – April 6-8, 2018
      • Pop up, survey if you’re interested in participating (Evan will post link)
    • Reaching Forward 2018 – May 4, 2018
  • New Business & Open Discussion
    • Denise – Librarian of the Year Award
    • Presenters?
      • Evan tried a version of Addison’s ‘The Ask’ with his TAB with Omni Health Group
      • Housing Forward – mental health first aid (not teen specific)
      • Tom Jaworski – Financial Aid Presentation – How to pay for the rising cost of college (Quest college consulting)
      • Civil War Embalming
      • Create a list of presenters
        • LACONI Best of the Best
          • Add teen section?
        • Create working Google Doc?
    • Voting
      • Wizard Rock the Vote happening at Oak Park in August
        • 18 year old high school and community college students as voting registrars
      • Rock the Vote
      • League of Women Voters
    • YALSA Symposium
      • Ideas on how to improve?

New Meeting Dates & Locations

  • April 12, 2018 — Oak Lawn Public Library
  • September 13, 2018 — Harold Washington Library, Chicago Public Library
  • November 8 – Berwyn Public Library

Attendees:

Rachael Bild

Evan Mather

Haley Frayley

Denise Hudec

Nicole Mills

Yvette Garcia

Nina

Lisa Barefield

Iza Gronska

Quinn Stitt

Becca Boland

Alea Perez

Joe Marcantonio

Cindy Shutts

Rachel Stolle (virtual)

YASF Meeting Minutes: 9.14.17

Westmont Public Library

 

  • ILA Planning
    • Pub Stroll
      • It’s on! Wednesday night. Still waiting to find out where we’ll be or if TBS will be our sponsor.
      • What should we do?
        • Last year: ARCs, but there was a Cubs game and debate, so not as much interactivity.
        • Ideas: ARCs again, tabletop games (Superfight, Cards against Humanity, etc.), YA Smackdown, trivia wheel?,
          • Superfight, YA Smackdown, ARCs for handout
    • Sponsored panels:
12 to 18: Meeting the Distinct Needs of the Early Teen and Late Teen Years Hannah Rapp, Berwyn Public Library; Kylie Peters, ; Joe Marcantonio, Plainfield Public Library District; Shaira Rock, Elmhurst Public Library
YA Troubleshooting: Working Together So We Don’t Fall Apart Rachael Bild, Oak Park Public Library; Becca Boland, Ela Area Public Library; Heather Booth, Thomas Ford Memorial Library; Evan Mather, Mount Prospect Public Library
Keeping the Peace with Teens Laurel Johnson, Skokie Public Library; Elizabeth Lynch, Addison Public Library; Yesenia Nunez, Addison Public Library
Keepin’ YA Real Becca Boland, Ela Area Public Library; Donna Block, Roosevelt University; Joe Marcantonio, Plainfield Public Library District

 

    • Reaching out to other panels to evaluate
      • Teen-related, will see if they want to use our evaluation forms. May not have increased YASF membership, but still gives us valuable data. We’ll do it again this year.
    • Evaluation form updates
      • Several questions may be unnecessary/repetitive/not valuable.
        • Lose question 3 &5
        • Reword question 1 (“Presented” instead of “organized”) and question 2 (“I learned something useful” instead)
      • Rachael will bounce off this evaluation off of a coworker really into data gathering, get feedback
    • ILA slides can be uploaded and accessible after the fact. YASF should promote!!!
  • Standards for Illinois Public Libraries (Rachael)
    • There has never been a chapter on Youth & Young Adult services. This year they are rewriting the Standards, and are including that chapter in this edition. There is a moving deadline.
    • Meeting about updating at ILA with Youth svcs forum on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. in Exhibits Hall.
    • Youth Svcs Forum has google doc they’ve worked on as well.
    • YALSA new core competencies are coming out in around November.
    • Who’s up for helping to draft this?
      • Lisa
      • Evan
      • Rachael
  • YASF incoming manager
    • Ask questions if you are interested!
    • Krista and Lisa are both considering it, but need to think/check on some things.
  • Old Business
    • Tournament of Books (Evan)
      • Krista will be taking the reins this year.
      • Finalizing nominations in January over a virtual meeting.
    • YA Librarian of the Year Award (Denise/Rachael)
      • Lynette will be receiving her award at the conference in October.
      • Revising requirements from personal ILA membership to working at a library with an institutional ILA membership. Emphasis that it’s the group you serve, not your job title.
  • Updates
    • YASF social media, etc.
      • Google Groups (Trixie)
      • Blog (Evan)
      • Facebook (Becca)
        • Gained 13 new members, up to a total of 112
        • Wednesday “What are you reading?” posts have been really successful – sometimes other folks have picked up missed posts without prompting.
        • We should post forum meetings as Event on the group.
        • We should re-share the pinned ToB nomination post (maybe on Wednesday posts?) to get new/more current nominations
    • IREAD  Update (Donna)
    • Youth Services Forum Update (Vince via email)
      1. Started doing “Forum Buddies” to keep new people attending. Pair new folks with older members.
      2. Field trip to Art Institute today! Be interesting to hear how it went. Should we put together a trip to Field Museum to check out kits, or other events?
      3. See more from their minutes
    • ILA Orientation
  • Other items?
    • Another meet up?
      • Post ILA. November? December 2nd?
    • Reaching Forward presentations
      • Escape Rooms
      • Tabletops

 

Upcoming YASF Meeting Dates:

  • October 10-12 – Rise Up! 2017 Annual Conference, Tinley Park
  • November 9, 2017 — Mount Prospect Public Library
  • February 8, 2018 — Oak Park Public Library
  • April 12, 2018 — TBD (maybe Wheaton or Glenside?)

 

Attending:

Evan Mather

Krista Kountz

Denise Hudec

Lisa Bearfield

Alea Perez

Rachael Bild (virtually)

YASF Meeting Minutes: 4.20.17

Lansing Public Library

  • Old Business
    • ILA Program Proposals: Rise Up!
      • Who proposed what?
        • Gaming – Becca & others
        • Restorative Justice – Skokie & Addison
        • Escape Room – Evan, Krista, DG
        • Troubleshooting – Evan, Becca
        • Community Partnerships – Evan, Schaumburg, Evanston, Indian Prairie
        • Nonficiton
        • YALSA school/public lib partnerships – Donna, Northbrook
        • Different ages – Kylie
    • IYSI 2017 recap
      • Hinsdale Public Library created “subscription box” style checkouts
      • Playaway Launchpads now have test prep!!!
    • Networking event recap
    • It went well! Considering holding another in August as a sort of SRP wrap up.
  • Tournament of Books (Evan)
    • It went well this year! Ideas for next year:
      • Push start date back a bit later to better include titles released later in the year. A small group will meet virtually to finalize the list.
      • We had a lot of author interaction over Twitter. Update winning post to include tweets.
      • Create a Twitter account for Tournament of Books only to better engage/promote?
  • YASF social media, etc.
    • Google Groups (Trixie) – 3 new members since last meeting
    • Facebook (Becca?) – Many new people, both from YALD and Tournament of Books. Everyone’s been awesome about “What are you reading Wednesdays?”
  • Updates
    • IREAD  Update/liaison search  (Brandi)
      • 2019 Theme – officially approved! “It’s Showtime At Your Library” A more inclusive theme including theater/movies/production
      • Need new YA liaison for iREAD!!!! – Donna volunteers. YAAAAAY!
      • Next meeting pushed back – conflicted w/ C2E2. In May.
      • Maybe Noelle Stevenson for art?!?!?!?!??!!?
    • Youth Services Forum Update (Vince via email)
      • Forum buddies – gives “partner” to new meeting attendees
      • Brochure for promotion @ conferences
      • ILA Program Submissions:
      • YS Forum has table during exhibits/registration
      • Betsy Bird
      • Puzzle Hunt program
      • Out of the box programming ideas
      • Fundraising on a small scale
      • Ignite for YS
      • Forum field trips – programs at cultural institutions (Museums, Naper Settlement, etc.)
      • Booth @ Reaching Forward
    • ILA YA Award  (Denise/Rachael)
      • Submissions are open! Share it! Flyer looks nice
      • Revisions to language have been submitted to ILA
      • Wanted to drop language about submitting programs from last 2 years – worth mentioning newer/revised/other programs/services is worthwhile
      • Inclusive of other services – outreach, etc.
      • Will share revisions
  • New Business
    • C2E2 /ALA Pop-Up library (Trixie/Rachael)
      • Collaborative pop-up library
      • Maker Faire has been rescheduled
    • LTAB (Heather/Rachael)
      • Louder Than a Bomb – hook up with young Chicago authors
      • Need many volunteers – poetry fest.
      • What if YASF sponsored LTAB for volunteers? Could people go for work time? Would it work as only a half-day, or is that unrealistic? How else could we make this worthwhile prof. Development? Reciprocal – young Chi. authors in return?
    • BFYA @ ALA (Rachael for Sara)
      • Local libraries are invited to bring a group of teens to talk about books nominated . Applications until 5/1.
      • Tips for not losing kids: 1 adult:10 kids, but actually 1:5 or so is best. Buddy system. Carry what you get. Chartering a vehicle>public transit, often.

Upcoming YASF Meeting Dates:

  • May 5, 2017 – Reaching Forward Conference, Rosemont
  • September 14, 10-12  — Westmont Public Library
  • October 10-12 – Rise Up! 2017 Annual Conference, Tinley Park
  • November 9, 10-12  — Mount Prospect Public Library

 

Attendance:

Brandi Smits

Becca Boland

Evan Mather

Donna Block

Lisa Barefield

Alice Son (virtual)

Krista Kountz (virtual)

Rachael Bild (virtual)

Trixie Dantis (virtual)

YASF Meeting Minutes: 2.16.17

Young Adult Services Forum Agenda

February 16, 2017

Oak Park Public Library

 

  • ILA Program Proposals: Rise Up!
    1. Proposals due Friday March 24, 2017.
    2. Ideas that popped from ILA 2016’s participants October 10-12:
      1. Dealing with teen behavior issues, possibly with restorative justice lens. Maybe a combination of librarians with an outside, expert perspective?
        1. Moderated-panel type
        2. A representative from Oak Park who specializes in restorative justice. Possible participation from Skokie and Zion.
        3. Similar presentation was offered through Recharge committee. Could those participants offer a re-focused version?
      2. Running a successful TAB
        1. Recruit from Google group. A panel with diverse experiences: Mary (long tenure), Evan (brief experience), Becca (Jane Goodall)??? Heather Booth?
        2. Include tweens? Middle schoolers? Kerry Devitt @ AHML?
        3. Krista?
      3. Diversity & inclusiveness
        1. Dr. Nicole Cooke, professor – Diversity in libraries – already submitting @ ILA
        2. Educating pre-professionals in diversity (Alice Son, Jarett Dapier, Jen Jacobs)
    3. Other ideas?
      1. YA Nonfiction panel (Becca, Donna, Joe)
      2. Community partnerships (Evan, Renee, Katie, Tyler?)*
      3. Gaming – Game on was popular (Natalie D?, Evan, Becca, Rachael)
        1. More structured? Handout
        2. Really well attended
        3. Restructure – more copies of each game, tables for facilitated discussions
      4. “Back to basics” – YA Librarian 101 – Becca
        1. New YA librarian
        2. Starting from scratch
        3. Staffing
        4. Potential structure: small presentation, followed by submitted questions/conversation
      5. Other presentations to sponsor?
        1. Kylie’s
      6. Escape room possibilities – Two possibilities – maybe mush together?
      7. Steam Kits!
      8. Fundraising
      9. Weekly make & takes
  • Create Your Adventure at IYSI 2017! March 10-11, Crowne Plaza Springfield
  • Tournament of Books (Evan)
    • Going well
    • We will start garnering nominations for next year’s ToB already on the Facebook poll.
    • Should we push things back a bit? Give more time to add later-in-the-year books. Tabled for later discussion
  • Updates
    • IREAD  Update  (Brandi)
      • 2018 – Reading Takes You Everywhere
        • Socks?
        • VR for phone?
        • Fan runs from phone battery
        • Looking for submissions to resource guide. Donna will post on FB group!
        • Gene Ha is doing the art! It’s so great!
        • Prize possibilities
      • 2019 – It’s Showtime at Your Library
        • Theater fits in too!
        • Picking artists now
      • Looking for committee members – new YASF liaison! Becca’s term is up
    • YASF social media, etc.
      • Google Groups (Trixie)
        • Six new members since last meeting
      • Blog (Evan)
        • Same spike during ToB as last year
      • Facebook (Becca)
        • Thanks for picking up Becca’s Wednesday slack due to maternity leave! More community involvement. It’s not just one person!
        • Bring back Favorite Fridays! – Google doc for brainstorming/idea sharing for topics
        • 14 new members since last meeting
    • ILA YA Award  (Denise/Rachael)
      • Criteria for award was intentionally written vaguely
      • Becoming more difficult to compare librarians working in different settings
      • Revisit, reevaluate
      • YASF feedback – set up new meeting to reset criteria
  • New Meeting Dates & Locations —
    • Second Thursday of the month – stop competing w/ YALD, Tinker, etc.
  • New Business & Open Discussion
    • Chicago Maker Faire April 22 & 23
      • same weekend as C2E2, also same floor

Upcoming YASF Meeting Dates:

  • March networking gathering (FB poll for location, dates that don’t conflict with St Pat’s or IYSI)
    • Winner – Forest/Oak Park
    • Date: Sat. April 8
    • Avenue Ale House, Beer Shop
  • April 20 — Lansing Public Library
  • May 5, 2017 – Reaching Forward Conference, Rosemont
  • September 14 — Westmont Public Library
  • October 10-12 – Rise Up! 2017 Annual Conference, Tinley Park
  • November 9 — Mount Prospect Public Library –

 

In attendance:

Rachael Bild

Evan Mather

Mary Miller

Becca Boland

Krista Kountz

Jordan Bumber

Kate Marsh

Jenna Friebel

Brandi Smits

Donna Block – Virtual

Alice Son – Virtual

Trixie Dantis – Virtual

YASF Meeting Minutes: 11.17.16

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.