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Discussion Youth Council Caucus Notes for 1/22/2017

by Diane Chen on Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 01:55 pm

Youth Council Caucus notes from January 22, 2017

Attendees: Liz Philippi Trixie Dantis Amber Creger Sarah Hill YALSA president Todd Krueger Diane R. Chen Kathy Hicks-Brooks Jenna Nemec-Loise

AASL updates:

1.  New learning standards and program guidelines to be launched  at the November 2017 National Conference in Phoenix

2.  35 state ESSA workshops conducted  through Affiliates between July 2016 and January 2017, focused on building advocacy skills as state and local implementation plans move forward. Five more are scheduled.

Youth Council Caucus notes from January 22, 2017

Attendees: Liz Philippi Trixie Dantis Amber Creger Sarah Hill YALSA president Todd Krueger Diane R. Chen Kathy Hicks-Brooks Jenna Nemec-Loise

AASL updates:

1.  New learning standards and program guidelines to be launched  at the November 2017 National Conference in Phoenix

2.  35 state ESSA workshops conducted  through Affiliates between July 2016 and January 2017, focused on building advocacy skills as state and local implementation plans move forward. Five more are scheduled.

3.  Follow-up on Equity Resolutions passed in Orlando

4.  Emphasis on intellectual freedom as challenges arise at both the state and local levels, working closely with the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Office for Library Advocacy, and Public Awareness Office

5.  Emphasis on the need for a certified school librarian in every school to teach critical information, digital, media, and news literacy skills

6. Tribute resolution for Emily Sheketoff.

ALSC updates: Strategic planning 2018-2020 new and different direction.

Three Spheres: Transforming ALSC Transforming Chidlren's Librarianship and Transforming Communities

Three strategic areas: Advocacy, diversity & Inclusion, and Leadership & Education Kathryn Deiss consultant on strategic planning. Very member driven. Leadership & ALSC feedback now trying to develop objectives

Ellen Fader named as ALSC Distinguished Service award winner

Digital Media Award Plan

Diversity in ALSC Task Force provided very sobering results. Will use these results to incorporate in new strategic plan.

Summer Reading and Learning Task Force has submitted resolutions.

Memorial Resolution for Ruth Gordon

YALSA 3 year organizational plan: 1. transforming Leading the Transformation to Teen Services 2. advocacy 3. funder and partner development component

Position Paper by Mark K Shelton on privacy on FBI surveillance. OIF is also involved in this. Organization wide definition of Literacy is needed. ODLOS has been informed during the AASL board meeting.

New Items to discuss for Youth Council Caucus:

1) Future of Youth Council Caucus.

a) How can we best get new items out to existing councilors.

b) Timing or scheduling of the YCC conflicts. Diversity meeting simultaneously meets. We represent many members. Diversity if an important issue to youth librarians and we need no-conflict times to attend and participate. The Chapter Council forum occurs immediately after at 12:30. Let's get all caucuses in the scheduler.  

c) There is a connect page with open membership to the YCC. Anyone can request to join.

d) History of YCC - attendance issues. We will get more background information from Andrew Medlar and Sara Kelly Johns.

e) In Orlando we invited people to council suite for Meet & Greet.  Is that more inviting? Going to try to use the Council Suite bring a friend with Prizes, food, and possible beverages donated. When should we schedule? Maybe early evening before dinners.

f) Do more PR to invite greater attendance and participation in YCC. Social Media. State in all communications that YCC is open to everybody. We listen as well as share updates.

2) Election Upcoming. Share youth librarians interested in council. YALSA and AASL have lists of voter candidates on their page.  The list of AASL members who spoke at the Candidate Forum is listed on the Youth Council Caucus (a community that anyone is welcome to join on connect).

Concerns for YCC.

1) Today the location was too far away from the council chambers instead of being in the council chambers. This inhabited attendance.

2) The YCC was on the official schedule. The Diversity Councilors held a meeting again at the same time and in the council chambers, but it was not on the schedule. Youth councilors are also interested in diversity issues and want to eliminate conflicts in scheduling so there is joint participation.

 

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Discussion AASL updates for YCC ALA Midwinter 2017

by Diane Chen on Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 09:57 am

Youth Council Caucus  Division Updates from AASL

1.  New learning standards and program guidelines to be launched  at the November 2017 National Conference in Phoenix

Youth Council Caucus  Division Updates from AASL

1.  New learning standards and program guidelines to be launched  at the November 2017 National Conference in Phoenix

2.  37 state ESSA workshops conducted  through Affiliates between July 2016 and January 2017, focused on building advocacy skills as state and local implementation plans move forward. Five more are planned.

3.  Follow-up on Equity Resolutions passed in Orlando

4.  Emphasis on intellectual freedom as challenges arise at both the state and local levels, working closely with the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Office for Library Advocacy, and Public Awareness Office

5.  Emphasis on the need for a certified school librarian in every school to teach critical information, digital, media, and news literacy skills

 

Respectfully submitted by AASL Representative to Council

Diane R. Chen

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Discussion Candidates for ALA Council representing Youth

by Diane Chen on Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 09:37 am

Here is the beginning of a list of candidates for ALA Council that represent school libraries. I believe AASL's website also lists their names. Each of these spoke at the AASL Candidates Forum 1/22/2017. AASL will promote a GetOutTheVote campaign this year.

Karen Gabigan

Jennifer Longee

Robbie Nickel

Jody Howard

Dennis LeLoop

Dorcas Hand

Steve Matthews

Liz Philippi

Discussion Youth Council Caucus at ALA MW in Atlanta

by Todd Krueger on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 09:52 am

Hi everyone,

The Youth Council Caucus will be meeting at 11:30am (after Council I APA-ALA) in GWCC B217. Note that this is a different room than the Council meetings themselves. If the Town Hall scheduled from 9:30-11am runs long, we will adjust accordingly.

Here is a brief agenda of items that we can discuss:

1. Division updates, including:

* AASL 

New professional standards coming at the Phoenix conference

Coding literacy

Follow-up on Equity Resolutions passed in Orlando

* ALSC

Summer Learning?

* YALSA

Hi everyone,

The Youth Council Caucus will be meeting at 11:30am (after Council I APA-ALA) in GWCC B217. Note that this is a different room than the Council meetings themselves. If the Town Hall scheduled from 9:30-11am runs long, we will adjust accordingly.

Here is a brief agenda of items that we can discuss:

1. Division updates, including:

* AASL 

New professional standards coming at the Phoenix conference

Coding literacy

Follow-up on Equity Resolutions passed in Orlando

* ALSC

Summer Learning?

* YALSA

Position paper/resolution from Mary K Chelton re: Teen Privacy

Literacy definition - update

2. Future of Youth Council Caucus 

3. ALA Council and ALA Presidential Election

4. Any new/other business?

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

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Discussion Youth Librarians running for Council

by Vicki Emery on Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 03:39 pm

Here is the info from the ALA Nominating Committee for the 2017 elections. I mentioned at YCC in Orlando that I am especially looking for librarians who work with children and teens since we seem to be under-represented in Council at the moment. Please use this information to help me recruit. If anyone has any questions, let me know. The current deadline is July 8 but there has been talk of extending it, although I have not seen official notice of an extension. In any event, time is of the essence.

Here is the info from the ALA Nominating Committee for the 2017 elections. I mentioned at YCC in Orlando that I am especially looking for librarians who work with children and teens since we seem to be under-represented in Council at the moment. Please use this information to help me recruit. If anyone has any questions, let me know. The current deadline is July 8 but there has been talk of extending it, although I have not seen official notice of an extension. In any event, time is of the essence. It always seems to me that there is a huge amount of time between nomination deadlines and the actual election, but that is how it is. Thanks for any recruiting help you can give.

Vicki 

Vicki Morris Emery, ALA Councilor-at-Large

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Online Doc Midwinter 2016 Youth Council Caucus Minutes (Boston)

by Jenna Nemec-Loise on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 06:14 pm

I've attached the minutes from the Midwinter 2016 Youth Council Caucus in Boston. Please let me know if you have any questions for me.

Warmest regards,

Jenna Nemec-Loise
ALSC Division Councilor

Discussion Youth Council Caucus @ ALA Annual 2016 (Orlando)

by Jenna Nemec-Loise on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 04:18 pm

Good afternoon, everyone!

Please join us for the Annual 2016 meeting of the Youth Council Caucus, which will take place on Sunday, June 26, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (immediately following ALA Council I) at the Orange County Convention Center, Room W224. Be sure to add this session to your online schedule so you don't miss the conversation and collegiality!

Good afternoon, everyone!

Please join us for the Annual 2016 meeting of the Youth Council Caucus, which will take place on Sunday, June 26, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (immediately following ALA Council I) at the Orange County Convention Center, Room W224. Be sure to add this session to your online schedule so you don't miss the conversation and collegiality!

The meeting is led by the three youth division councilors from AASL (Diane R Chen), ALSC (Jenna Nemec-Loise), and YALSA (Todd Krueger). You're welcome to post your suggestions for agenda items directly to this thread or e-mail them to Diane, Jenna, or Todd for inclusion.

Minutes from the Midwinter 2016 Youth Council Caucus meeting will be posted to ALA Connect shortly, so stay tuned!

Questions, comments, or feedback about Youth Council Caucus before Orlando? Please post them here, and we'll reply ASAP.

We look forward to seeing you in sunny Orlando in just a few weeks. Safe travels!

Warmest regards,

Jenna Nemec-Loise
ALSC Division Councilor

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Discussion Youth Council Caucus Meeting at ALA Midwinter 2016

by Diane Chen on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 05:00 pm

Each year after Sunday's ALA Council meeting, the Youth Council Caucus meets to discuss potential resolutions impacting youth and to focus on how council can improve services to youth. All interested councilors are invited to attend. According to the Scheduler the Youth Council Caucus meets 11:30-12:45 Sunday, January 10, 2016 in the Westin Waterfront Grand Ballroom.
 

Each year after Sunday's ALA Council meeting, the Youth Council Caucus meets to discuss potential resolutions impacting youth and to focus on how council can improve services to youth. All interested councilors are invited to attend. According to the Scheduler the Youth Council Caucus meets 11:30-12:45 Sunday, January 10, 2016 in the Westin Waterfront Grand Ballroom.
 
The meeting is led by the three youth division councilors from AASL (Diane R Chen), ALSC (Jenna Nemec-Loise), and YALSA (Todd Krueger). Potential agenda items should be sent to these councilors for inclusion.
 
Throughout the year councilors can stay connected using the community in ALA Connect called http://connect.ala.org/youth-council-caucus Please visit this community and join.

If any councilors are intending to introduce resolutions that need division endorsement or input, please plan to communicate this to us early enough to contact our division boards.

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Diane R. Chen
School Librarian, Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School, Nashville, TN
AASL Division Councilor dianerchen@gmail.com Cell: 6158001488

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Event Youth Council Caucus @ Midwinter 2014

by Andrew Medlar on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 02:10 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 107 B

Event Youth Council Caucus

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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Youth Council Caucus: the Youth Council Caucus is comprised ALA Councilors who are members of AASL, ALSC and/or YALSA.  The group exists to ensure that youth issues are adequately addressed in ALA Council.  This space in ALA Connect is meant to be a resource where Youth Council Caucus members can exchange information and network. 

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