Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 05/06/2020
Debrief / followup:
- First Virtual YA Book Club
- Youth Network online meeting
- Build a Bear
Changes to programs and services from now until June:
- All in-person events at the library are cancelled through the end of May. All library programs in May, June, & July will be virtual.
- Mental Health Month events
- Virtual YA Book Club will continue in May and possibly in June. — May 11
- “Sketches and More” workshop for May 13 + June?
- Volunteer opportunities will remain virtual and/or remote through at least May http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2020/virtual-volunteer-opportunities/
- Volunteer orientations will resume in mid-May, but online.
- Would like to include an intro to TAB video as part of the orientation curriculum
- TAB meetings will be virtual until the end of July.
- The most valuable part of TAB are the connections and processes, not the achievements–though there are plenty of those as well.
- TAB gaming collection will be put on hold until July.
- Summer programs:
- levelUP Youth Conference – virtual
- Harry Potter party is cancelled (obviously). Will consider hosting next year.
- Summer reading program will be online; incentives are TBD (if any)
- What other virtual programs could we host? Virtual live escape room? Continue with virtual book clubs? What about a virtual movie night (via Hoopla)?
- Game Days — facilitated by Haile & Noah
- Challenges moving forward:
- TAB / volunteer recruitment ~ volunteer engagement always affect teen events
- Uncertainties opening/social distancing/restrictions
- Programs and engagement
- Sketches and More ~ How do we get more of the “public” to participate? Is there a need?
- Remote volunteer opportunities
- Going forward, we may be looking at continuing to host some virtual programs/meetings
- Other considerations:
- Joint library council/board meetings with other library systems
- Virtual office hours using library chat
- Research and report: conduct some field studies on virtual programs
- programs like Everywhere Book Fest (May 1-2)
- Other library system programs
- Citizen Science pilot session with LAPL teen council – May 11 @ 3:30
- Our own library programs
- Video practice – record online
- Zine articles
We would like to publish a few interviews regarding your college application experience. I’ve drafted up a short list of questions, and am hoping a few of you can answer some questions (you don’t have to answer them all). The idea is to create a long enough article for the zine and be valuable for younger students to know.
For video interviews:
- What’s a memorable experience you had on TAB?
- Why should someone join TAB?
- What made you stay on TAB?
- What makes TAB or your volunteer experience unique?
- What do you think the library means to teens or this community?
- Notes about Content – information to include
- Mission statement for teen board
- What members learned from the experience
- How has TAB shaped your character
- Importance of teen voice
- What the library offers
- Clearly shows goal of group / values they advocate