April 11, 2019 Meeting

Location: Wheaton Public Library

YASF Board

  • New Board
    • Kylie – Social Media
    • Quinn – Tournament
    • Izabel – Member at Large
    • Cyndi – Liaison to Awards Committee
  • Proposed Meeting Schedule
    • January – Open board meeting
      • Prep for professional development, ILA brainstorming, tournament of books title selection
    • February – Professional Development & ILA brainstorming
    • April – Open board meeting
      • Evaluate professional development, start networking meetup & ILA planning, ToB status report, next manager/board
    • May – Professional Development – RA/Tournament of Books
    • August – Networking Meetup
    • September – Open board meeting
      • ILA final planning (session intros & live-tweeting, pub stroll) new manager & board selection, networking meetup eval
    • October – ILA annual conference
    • November – Open board meeting
      • ILA evals, new board/managers
  • Incoming Manager
    • Voting over summer
      • Interested persons will be identified on Google Form, must have attended 75% of meetings in last year
    • Decision by board in September, and notification of new incoming manager
    • Public announcement at ILA
    • ILA
      • Proposals
        • UnConference
        • So You Wanna Do a Job Fair?
        • Lizzy Appleby LGBTQ
        • Teen Alt-RA
        • Mentorship: Growing Next Gen Librarians
        • Dear Teen Librarian Panel
        • Unconventional Lit Program
        • New in Nonfiction for Teens
      • Post Presentation Evaluation Form
        • Change “How many staff members exclusively or primarily serve teens in your library?” to “What is your role?” or “Who do you serve?”  
        • “Which population in the library would this program apply to?”
        • Change “What YA-focused would you like to see covered in future programs?” to add “or changed, updated, repeated”
        • Add email address to Evaluation? To Google form?

 

 

 

 

 

      • YASF Meeting
        • At ILA after Unconference
    • Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award
    • C2E2 Recap
      • Graphic Novel Reorganization Rachael/Quinn/Lisa
      • Alt-RA Cyndi
      • Graphic Novel Roundtable: “Comic Convert” – Izabel
      • Graphic Memoirs Teachers Panel – Izabel
    • IYSI Recap
      • “So You Wanna Do a Job Fair?’ – Becky
    • Tournament of Books (Rachel/Quinn)
      • Living document that will change
      • One day we’ll know what we’re doing…one day.
      • Round 3 up
      • Last day to vote today (April 11)
      • Voting for 2019 on FB
      • Guidelines helpful
  • Updates
    • iRead (Kylie)
      • Editing 2020 resource guide
      • New YA Forum Liaison needed (2 year commitment on iREAD)  
    • Youth Services Forum
      • Partner for unconference
      • May 10th next meeting
      • Planning Story and Spirits/Author Breakfast for ILA
    • Social Media (Kylie)
      • Facebook 190 10 new
      • Twitter 78 followers
      • Google Group
      • Kylie trying to develop content guide
      • Let Kylie kpeters@gpld.org  know about any programs, successes, publications, or reviews
  • Future Professional Development
  • Networking Event – August
    • Combining with YALD, partner with game shop?
  • Open Discussion

Attendance

Lisa, Evan, Cyndi H, Becky, Nicole, Courtney, Joe, Kylie, Quinn, Izabel, Abby, Annie, Rachael, Yvette, Megan, Cindy S

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Locations

  • September 12, 2019 – Wilmette Public Library
  • November 7, 2019 – Oak Lawn Public Library
  • January Open Board Meeting – Board decision TBD
  • February 13, 2020 – Schaumburg Township District Library
  • April 9, 2020 – Open Board Meeting TBD
  • May 2020 – Networking/RA LIt Focused – Tournament of Books unveiling
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YASF Meeting Minutes 2.14.19

Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Attendance
Quinn S, Krista H, Nicole M, Izabel G, Megan Y, Daniel T, Yvette G, Lisa B, Joe M, Evan M, Abigail W, Andrea J, Kylie P, Lauren B
Virtual: Cyndi R, Rachael B

I. YASF Bylaws

II. YASF Board

  1. Interim Board
    1. Needed for set up official board.
    2. Set up of defined roles for positions.
      1. Positions: Tournament of Books, Social Media, Networking Events, Managers (incoming, current, outgoing), Board Liaison

III. Restructure Meetings

  1. Restructuring board meetings to handle business/admin side and YASF meetings will be for networking.

IV. ILA Conference 2019: Shift: Where Will You Grow?

  1. Proposals Due: March 15th
  2. Unconference Proposal
    1. Tuesday afternoon (as per Cyndi)
    2. YASF members to host tables
      1. Facilitate conversation about topics selected day of conference.
      2. Demo tables – tech, passive programming
  3. Requested Topics
    1. Management
      1. Transitioning from YA/YS to management roles
    2. Outreach (nonschool)
      1. Elizabeth Lynch @ Addison
    3. RA/Book Talks/Reading without Book Clubs (presented at YALSA)
    4. Evaluating learning (goals for paraprofessionals) evaluating programming (outcomes – setting goals and reaching them) -Rachael B
    5. Growing Our Own Profession
    6. Behavior/De-escalation resolutions
      1. Restorative Justice for Teens – done at Skokie and Oak Park
    7. STEM
    8. Drunk Book Talking @ Pub Crawl??
    9. Teen Troubleshooting (Rachael, Lisa, Yvette, and Andrea)
    10. Mental Health
      1. More like last year’s, focus on identifying and helping teens with mental health issues.
    11. Social Media
    12. Disabilities/Learning Differences

V. Tournament of Books (Rachel)

  1. Round one all on time. 30 people votes. People like the guidelines, more usable and better for reviewers. Send feedback to Quinn.

VI. Updates

  1. iRead
    1. Submissions for “Dig Deeper” need crafts, decorations.
  2. Youth Services Forum

VII. YASF Social Media

  1. Google Groups – 12 new conversations and 1 new member
  2. Blog – Updated for ease of navigation
  3. Facebook
  4. Twitter

VIII. Future Professional Development

  1. IYSI Conference – March 21-22, Bloomington
  2. C2E2 2019 – March 22 – 24
    1. “Being a Comic Convert” by Izabel, Roundtable looking for volunteers
    2. “Get It Started” keeping GN collections browsable
  3. Reaching Forward 2019 – May 3
    1. “Getting’ Jiggy with Kits” – Megan
  4. Chi-Teen Lit Fest
    1. “By teens for teens” – poetry, writing workshops, author talks and Q&A sessions.

Upcoming Meetings

April 11, 2019 – Wheaton Public Library
September 12, 2019 – Wilmette Public Library
November 7, 2019 – Oak Lawn Public Library

February 13, 2020 – Schaumburg Township District Library

YASF Meeting Minutes 11.08.18

Date: November 8, 2018
Location: Berwyn Public Library
Host: Quinn Stitt

Attendees

  • In person: Izabel Gronski, Lisa Barefield, Quinn Stitt, Evan Mather, Becca Boland, Joe Marcantonio, Nina, Haley Frailey, Nicole Mills, Cyndi Hamann, Lauren, Rachael Bild, Melissa Martinez
  • Online: Rachel Stolle, Elizabeth, Cyndi Robinson, Krista Hutley

ILA Wrap Up

  • Live Tweeting
    • Great live tweeters from YASF
    • Hashtag worked, easy to follow for those not in attendance
    • Repeat for next year
  • Unconference 2019
    • Submission form open in December
      • Loop Cyndi in on submission before submitting
    • Partner with YSF
      • Establish contact specifically for Unconference
  • Feedback
    • Program survey/evaluations forthcoming
    • Director in attendance impressed with YA offerings.
    • Fewer people filling out full evaluations.
      • Cyndi suggests promoting the app to let people evaluate immediately.
      • Last slide at ILA presentations with survey/app info given to presenters.
      • Alerts did not work on app.
      • Did YASF responses eat from the app responses?
        • Paper vs app, paper is more accountable.
      • Survey results
        • Wants:
          • How to run a successful book club
          • readers advisory
          • outreach
          • conflict resolution
          • mental health and wellness
          • STEM on a budget,
          • budget conscious programming (work into all presentations)
          • outreach that isn’t school related
          • Diversity
          • how do I get them in the door and how to keep them
          • transitions from youth to teen and teen to adult
          • How to present*
        • Are people missing YA sessions or are the sessions causing more interest in same topics?
  • Ideas for 2019 (Tinley Park)
    • * How to present.
      • Mentorship through YASF
        • Seek first time presenters and see if they want help
        • ILA added a resource page
        • 2019 ILA programming conference on board
        • LACONI & REcharge looped in to help
      • Cover the whole process from proposal
        • Add to unconference or separate proposal?
  • Archive the slides and link to handouts/presentations/poster sessions on ILA website
    • make a post with the links to the presentations on social media

YALSA

  • Attended: Becca, Quinn, Nicole, Cindy
  • Presented: Cindy – Alt-RA
  • Feedback
    • Cindy’s was best session of conference
    • Not as well organized as ILA

IYSI (March 21 & 22) and Reaching Forward (May 3)

  • Proposals submissions
    • Cindy – Alt RA, Reaching Forward
    • Melissa – RA, IYSI
    • Lisa – Video production, IYSI

Blog/Website

  • Needs updating with relevant info/content i.e. meeting minutes, tournament of books.
    • Update volunteers: Rachel and Quin
    • Content:
      • Only used for tournament of books?
      • Add contact info
      • Add meeting info
      • ILA update calendar
      • Get rid of blog content and make it a static website
      • Reminders of upcoming events and deadlines i.e. ILA proposals due

YASF Board

  • Management Team (Lisa, Evan, and Joe) to create
  • Tasks
    • Creates a procedure guide/manual for YASF
    • Mission statement/goals/objectives (used to be a binder)
  • Considerations
    • Management team plans board’s direction
    • Write bylaws (YSF bylaws for reference)
    • Voting requirements for board.
    • YASF Committees i.e. Tournament of books, social media

Tournament of Books – Rachel, Quinn, Cindy

  • Committee to write out formal instructions & procedures
    • Possible voting change
    • Will meet in person after November meeting
    • Mary’s Monster will be considered
  • Will need an additional librarians to help with voting/whittling down of list
  • Keep adding books to pinned FB post on YASF
    • If not on FB send your recommendations to Lisa
  • Sign up sheet for those interested in selection of books to be sent

Networking Meet-up

  • December? Nope.
  • March? Most likely, will discuss

Updates

  • iRead (Donna) – submit to the resource guide – need teen/youth programs
  • YSF Updates – collecting ideas, discussed ILA, will have tables at IYSI and RF
  • Social Media
  • Facebook (Becca) – 15 new members for FB
    • engagement: Wednesdays are busiest, 149 active members! Saturday/Sunday least busy
  • Twitter (Evan) – 57 followers all because of ILA
  • Google Group (Megan) – 3 new members, 2 new conversations
    • add more info, Joe will add meeting dates.

Other Business/Discussion

  • Grants – Becca and Rachel will meet for RAILS grant
  • Professional Development Meetings – Helping people get to C2E2 and others.
    • C2E2 professional registration is open. Rachael Bild looking to partner with someone on reorganizing collection to save time of the reader at C2E2.
    • Start with one meeting and one topic and evaluate.
      • Topic ideas: Gaming,
      • Go to other forums to recruit for presentations
  • Statewide standards? Hearing about them at conference for feedback.
  • Unconference
    • cut off all YA/Youth programming during that time
    • Bring a full plan to YASF at February meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

  • February 14, 2019 – Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • April 11, 2019 – Wheaton Public Library
  • September 12, 2019 – Wilmette Public Library
  • November 7th*, 2019 – Oak Lawn Public Library
    • *date changed

 

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

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)