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Youth Council Caucus

Discussion Window of opportunity to volunteer for ALA Committees

by Sara Johns on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

The window is open to volunteer for committee appointments for Barb Stripling's appointment. Aug.-Nov. 2012. Please encourage your divisions to volunteer. Be specific about what your talents and interests!

http://www.ala.org/groups/getinvolved/volunteerforms

Youth Council Caucus

Event Youth Council Caucus

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am
Youth Council Caucus

Event Youth Council Caucus

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 01:07 am

This meeting is open to all registered conference attendees. Come and meet the ALA Councilors who are members of AASL, ALSC and YALSA and learn about how youth issues are brought forward in ALA Council.

More information about this conference session

Youth Council Caucus

Discussion Empowering Librarians: Youth Council Caucus

by Rhonda Gould on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

Kelly Czarnecki posted this to the YALSA blog and gave me permission to share it with the Youth Council Caucus.  It's an excellent summarization of our meeting.  Thanks, Kelly!

 

 

Empowering Librarians: Youth Council Caucus

Kelly Czarnecki posted this to the YALSA blog and gave me permission to share it with the Youth Council Caucus.  It's an excellent summarization of our meeting.  Thanks, Kelly!

 

 

Empowering Librarians: Youth Council Caucus

Posted By Kelly Czarnecki On January 23, 2012 @ 12:13 pm In Advocacy,Conference,Governance,Legislation,News,YALSA Info. | No Comments

“What do you say to a Librarian that might not feel empowered to advocate for library services to their legislators or local community?” Rhonda Puntney Gould, ALSC Division Councilor who led the Youth Council Caucus meeting asked this difficult question this morning.

We’ll get to a few of the suggestions at the end of this post.

Youth Council Caucus is made up of ALA Councilors who are also members of one of ALA’s youth divisions; AASLALSC, and YALSA. To be a member of the YCC, you need to be on ALA Council and a Youth Division member. To attend a meeting, being an ALA member is all that is needed. Because issues involving youth often overlap divisions, it makes sense that there is a forum to come together for these discussions.

Topics addressed during the meeting included:

Youth Division Updates

YALSA: Nick Buron, YALSA ALA Councilor shared that the division is exploring more ways to connect with members not able to attend conference in person while keeping in mind to still be supportive of the association of ALA. He also made note of the November 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium in St. Louis.

ALSC: Rhonda noted that the 2012 ALSC National Institute will be held in September in Indianapolis.

AASL: Sara Kelly Johns, AASL ALA Councilor shared that the 2012 Fall Forum will be held in October in Greenville, SC with Henry Jenkins as the keynote.

There was also some discussion around the Whitehouse.gov School Library petition and some of the difficulties people have had in setting up an account to be able to vote. ALA has released a press release regarding the petition. A wiki has been set up for resources on petitioning the government including a lesson plan to be used with students.

Sara also noted that the SKILLS Act has been introduced in both the House and Senate.

Sara advised to keep the accreditation issue with AASL/ALA and NCATE on our radars as it’s likely to come up again during ALA Annual in June.

Lastly, in regards to updates on AASL, an attendee reminded us that ALA President Molly Raphael has developed a 2011-2012 Special Presidential Task Force on School Libraries.

Note: During ALA Council after the YCC meeting, Council passed a resolution to add a non-voting representative from the AASL Educators of School Librarians Section to the Committee on Education.

State Youth-related News Shared by Attendees:

New York:A newly created Senate Select Committee on Libraries was formed.

Tennessee: Rules on Teacher Evaluations is creating frustration.

Alaska: Alaska Association of School Librarians working on getting the Public School Library Collection Development grant funded.

Arizona: Books removed from classes in Tuscon schools after Mexican-American studies classes were suspended.

Wisconsin: Wisconsin legislators have been contacted regarding absence of libraries mentioned in the Lead to Read Task Force report.

So, what do you say to a Librarian that might not feel empowered to advocate? That we are early learning specialists and have expertise in selecting literature and using digital media that many legislators and community members do not have. While it might be easier said than done, it’s important to keep up our advocacy efforts. Another issue we might want to keep on our radars is eBook Lending where ALA announced at this conference they will be meeting with publishers at the end of this month to discuss issues around policies regarding this medium.

Feel free to share what is going on in your state in regards to youth related news as well as any suggestions for resolutions around youth-related issues you think the YCC should consider taking on. Discussion can also be found on ALA Connect and is open to members to join.

 

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Discussion Midwinter meeting

by Rhonda Gould on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hi everyone, 

The Youth Council Caucus will be meeting on Monday, January 23rd 9:00-10:00 AM in room A303 in the Dallas Convention Center.  

Hopefully we'll all be awake and alert and recharged - especially if we're coming from the Youth Media Awards!  The meeting will be BYOB - bring your own beverage, and/or breakfast.

Hi everyone, 

The Youth Council Caucus will be meeting on Monday, January 23rd 9:00-10:00 AM in room A303 in the Dallas Convention Center.  

Hopefully we'll all be awake and alert and recharged - especially if we're coming from the Youth Media Awards!  The meeting will be BYOB - bring your own beverage, and/or breakfast.

Nick Buron (YALSA Division Councilor), Sara Kelly Johns (AASL Division Councilor) and I are working on a brief agenda for our meeting.  If there is anything in particular you'd like to discuss, please email me at rpuntney@lakeshores.lib.wi.us.  I will send it out before I leave for Dallas next week.

Looking forward to seeing all of you and to a productive caucus meeting!

Best,

Rhonda Puntney Gould, ALSC Division Councilor

 

 

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Discussion Youth Caucus Forum Attendees

by Rhonda Gould on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 03:54 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm sending along a list of those who signed the sheet at the Youth Council Caucus Forum, just for your information.  My apologies in advance if your name and/or affiliation(s) are spelled incorrectly. 

Best,

Rhonda (ALSC Division Councilor)

 

Hi everyone,

I'm sending along a list of those who signed the sheet at the Youth Council Caucus Forum, just for your information.  My apologies in advance if your name and/or affiliation(s) are spelled incorrectly. 

Best,

Rhonda (ALSC Division Councilor)

 

Dennis de Loup, AASL, CIL
Francisca Goldsmith, YALSA secretary
Angela Carstensen, YALSA, CIL
Sarah Flowers, YALSA president-elect
Marianne Fues, CIL, AASL, YALSA
Dee Gwaltney, CIL, AASL
Diane Chen, Exec Board, AASL, YALSA
Paula Brehm-Heeger, CIL
Suzanne Goodman, Montana Chapter Councilor
Margaret L. Kirkpatrick, CIL, AASL, YALSA
Mary Hastler, YALSA fiscal officer
Dec Roth, AASL, YALSA, CIL
Sylvia K. Norton, AASL Div Councilor
Melissa P. Johnston, CIL
Steve Matthews, CIL, Exec board
Sara Ryan, YALSA board
Gail Tobin, CIL, YALSA board
Kelly Czarnecki, CIL
Pricille Dando, YALSA board, AASL
Kay Bowes, ALSC, YALSA, CIL
Rhonda K. Puntney, ALSC Div Councilor
Linda Braun, YALSA past president
Barbara Genco, CIL
Nancy Zimmerman, CIL
Maren Ostergard, CIL
Stephanie Squicciarini, YALSA board
Shannon Peterson, YALSA board
Ritchie Momon, YALSA board
Nicki Emery, CIL
Sarajo Wentling, YALSA board
Chris Shoemaker, YALSA board
Carla Land, CIL
Sue Sherif, Alaska Chapter Councilor
Dora Ho, CIL
Erlene Bishop Killeen, CIL
Nick Buron, YALSA Div Councilor
Vicky Schmarr, CIL


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Discussion After school program resolution

by Rhonda Gould on Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Here is a compilation of the after school resolution suggestions.  If I have missed anything please let me know.  We will discuss this at tomorrow caucus meeting and plan on getting this to the resolutions table some time afterwards.  Thanks,

Rhonda Puntney

wearing my ALSC Division Councilor hat  :)

Here is a compilation of the after school resolution suggestions.  If I have missed anything please let me know.  We will discuss this at tomorrow caucus meeting and plan on getting this to the resolutions table some time afterwards.  Thanks,

Rhonda Puntney

wearing my ALSC Division Councilor hat  :)

Whereas all libraries are venues where books, programs, services and staff can raise the effectiveness of community after school programs;
 
Whereas after school programs that incorporate school librarians and/or a school library program make available the wide resources of the library program and thereby increase the success of children and teens for information seeking, future school achievement and enjoyment of reading.
 
Whereas the U.S. Department of Education in 2007 noted a 30% increase in youth participation in library programs between 1993 and 2005 from 35.6 to 54.6 million.
 
Whereas libraries that now have state and federal grants for after school programs have experienced powerful and creative results.

 

Whereas after school programs that incorporate a school librarian and/or a school library media program contribute to student achievement and increased academic success.

 

Whereas after school programs that incorporate a librarian and a recreational reading program contribute to student success because kids that read do succeed!, therefore be it


 
Resolved that the American Library Association take action to inform decision makers of the quality of public and school libraries during the after school hours of 3-6pm and encourage increase funding for national and federal monies.

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Discussion Dominican University Report on Summer Reading Programs

by Irene Briggs on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

Colleagues,

I want to call to your attention the Dominican University Report on summer reading in public libraries. The three year study was funded through and IMLS grant. This report can be a very effective tool in advocating for summer reading programs and for libraries in general. Irene Briggs

Youth Council Caucus

Discussion Meetin at Annual?

by Sara Johns on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

Hi, where and when is the Youth Council Caucus meeting here at Annual?

 

THANKS, Sara

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