Teen Advisory Board — July 2017

Pasadena Public Library, Teen Advisory Board, 7/17/2017

Present:  Penelope, Isabella, Madison, Mckenna, Genevieve, Sophie, Liliana, Julia, Kara, Denisse, Jane L, Perla, Brittany, Kristina, Trisha

Pre-meeting assignment: Myers-Briggs

Focus of July’s meeting: committee work

 

Agenda

 

Debrief – (1-2 minutes each; 10 minutes)

Writing Meetup – Genevieve, Mckenna, Brittany

YA Book Club – Madison

Tshirt Painting – Maya, Chris

Anime – Jonathan

Wolves at Bay – Mckenna, Perla, Trisha

JPL – Kristina, Julia, Sophie, Mckenna

 

Discussion (30 minutes)

TAB’s mission [TABLED-ad-hoc committee to come up with recommendations-Jane L, Sophie, Kara, Trisha]

The Teen Advisory Board’s mission is to support teens in the community and provide them with support through educational and entertaining events, opportunities, and resources, while closing the achievement gap and preparing teens for a successful and fulfilling life.

 

Vision?

 

Strategic Plan:

From individual member notes, the following six priorities stand out:

 

  • Reading/literacy
  • Computer/internet access, technology
  • Safe spaces
  • Career, job, internships, volunteer opportunities
  • Personal development; connecting with others
  • Equity

 

These could be our priorities for our 2017-18 strategic plan.

 

Action Items (10 minutes)

Vote for new TAB shirts

http://www.theexecutiveadvertising.com/Promotional-Fruit-Of-The-Loom-Sofspun-Adult-T-Shirt.aspx

 

Committee Work Time (60 minutes)

  • Marketing – Maya (Genevieve, Madison, Bella, Jonathan, Penelope) – discuss other marketing methods besides Instagram
  • Resources & Services – Sophie (Mckenna, Lucy, Brittany, Chris, Liliana, KC, Denisse) – work on Avengers event plans
  • Volunteer Relations – Haneen (Nina, Angel, Lauren, Jane L, Trisha) – work on information for infographics
  • Teens Blog – Kara, Kristina – discuss ways of revamping the blog
  • Youth Conference – Haneen, Kara, Julia

 

Open floor (5 minutes)

 

Information items (5 minutes)

 

Upcoming events –

  • July 26 – Storyboarding
  • July 27 – Teen Writers (Sophie)
  • July 29 – Avengers Adventure (RS Committee)
  • Aug 3 – Movie Night (Genevieve & Angel)
  • Aug 5 – Volunteer Party (Volunteer Relations)
  • Aug 7 – YA Book Club (Mckenna)
  • Aug 10-11 – levelUP Youth Conference (all TAB) – ages 12-15 sign up:  2017levelup.eventbrite.com (older than 15 – help out)

These notes are for record purposes only. For more information about attending events, please see our website: http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/library/teens-services/#menu3

To join the Teen Advisory Board, the application and description can be found on our website:http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/library/teens-services/#menu4

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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