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Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

  • 1.  Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 07:18 AM
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    Please join us for the Youth Council Caucus Meeting this morning at 10:30-11:30am CT. The zoom link is  https://uwm-edu.zoom.us/j/89240511887. See attached agenda.

    Thank you!

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    Abigail L. Phillips, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    School of Information Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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  • 2.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 11:36 AM

    That was a fabulous meeting! Thank you all.

    And I am so interested in what Ginny was about to say. Voting will definitely be a challenge.

    Dorcas






  • 3.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 11:39 AM
    YES! I am sorry the meeting ended and we lost the full content of what Ginny had to say. Your years of experience representing school libraries throughout ALA is valuable. Please share with us in this forum, too. 
    Thank you.
    Diane






  • 4.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 11:48 AM
    A big THANK YOU to all of you for your input. Those of us in the FTRWG appreciate your voice and we pledge to listen. 
    Before we were cut off, I wanted to put a bug in your ear. I think the best way to increase member engagement among those struggling with lack of resources (and who isn't?) is by supporting their work/life balance. If they were paid sufficiently and their institutions paid for their ALA membership, the organization wouldn't have to worry about losing members. I think the key still lies in labor causes.






  • 5.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 11:50 AM
    I agree with Dorcas and Diane.  Being new to the ALA Council, I am assuming that the Youth Caucus does not have a separate connect space where we continue to discuss the issues?

    As mentioned in the meeting, I am concerned about the representation of youth librarians and in particular school librarians in the current FTRWG resolutions.

    Thank you all for a great discussion,

    --Kathy

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    Kathy Lester, MLIS, MA
    AASL President-Elect 2021-2022
    AASL Practice Committee Member, Board Member 2018-2020
    ALA Committee on Library Advocacy Member, State Ecosystem Subcommittee Member
    MAME Advocacy Chair, Past-President 2014
    School Librarian, East Middle School, Plymouth, MI
    kathylester.lib@gmail.com
    kathyL@mimame.org
    Twitter: @LibraryL
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  • 6.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 11:59 AM





  • 7.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 12:01 PM





  • 8.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 12:08 PM
    Interesting, 
    I see two "Youth Council Caucus" groups (the one I linked and the one you linked)

    It looks like one is a Group (controlled through the membership database) 

    and the other is a Community (that individuals can join on demand).

    -Aaron
    :-)'






  • 9.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 12:37 PM
    As Aaron notes, the Youth Council Caucus does already have a space in Connect – open to anyone with an account, including non-ALA members: https://connect.ala.org/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=9c589589-6532-437f-803b-c682e0bbe292.

    David Sheffieck, the ALA Community Engagement Manager (aka "Mr. Connect") said he would be happy to schedule a demo webinar for the Youth Council Caucus if they would like; he said, "please feel free to give them my email." It is: dsheffieck@ala.org 
     
    Glad to hear the Youth Caucus had a good discussion today!

    Karen G. Schneider
    Councilor at Large
    Member, ALA Executive Board
    Member, Forward Together Fiscal Analysis Working Group





  • 10.  RE: Youth Council Caucus Meeting This Morning

    Posted Jun 27, 2021 12:09 PM
    I agree with what was said and expressed at the meeting. It is good to hear other voices and concerns and voting will be a challenge, but now I have more information. I was sad the meeting ended, but still got so much good feedback! Thank you to ALL who attended!