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January 2019

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Wisconsin Library Association

Youth Services Section Board Meeting/Board Retreat

January 14, 2018

YSS advocates for professional empowerment, collaboration, and innovative, inclusive, and intentional service

 

Present: Katie Kiekhaefer, Sarah Courneyer, Claire Parrish, Emliy Zorea, Anne Hamland, Emily Sanders, Katherine Schoofs, Susie Menk, Sue Abrahamson

 

Approve Agenda

Katie asked if there were any additions to be made to the agenda. There were none.

Katherine motioned to accept the agenda; Emily seconded it and it was passed.

 

Old Business:

Volunteer Survey/Contacts – Katie

  • Use results to share out on YSS and link to WLA site
  • Sue suggested sending results to WLA officials
  • Create documents 12 of this or 12 of that
  • Share benefits of YSS
  • Share results at Meet Ups
  • Katherine will share results on blog

Twelve Months of Code Resource – Katie

  • Caitlin began resource but due to other responsibilities was unable to complete
  • Emily and Susie will complete and get it out to YSS

Regional Meet-ups Update - Claire & Katie

  • Next one is February 22nd afternoon at Hales Corners and Muskego
  • April meet up is still being scheduled—possibly at Grantsburg and Spooner
  • August meet up sites—possibly Tomahawk & Rhinelander

Board Job Duties/Description Reviews - All

  • All board members should go through job descriptions for updating & review

 

YSS Web Page Committee - Sarah

  • Sarah worked with Jenni & Marge to stream to 1 page

YSS Annual Report – Sarah

  • Sarah had handout

Marketing Committee - Sarah/Anne

  • Anne will work on posting survey on YSS Blog and Facebook pages
  • Share out our successes
  • Share monthly message
  • Anne suggested creating a YSS email to keep information centralized
  • Possible posts include Wayback Wednesday

Basement Archives – Sarah

  • Sarah shared that YSS archives are getting digitized and will let us know when they become available

Children’s Book Award Committee - Abby/Sarah

  • Abby is working on an online application for this committee
  • Excited to share that there were 5-6 applicants and 3 spots were filled
  • Looking at finding a way for authors to nominate themselves for award

 

New Business:

WEMTA - Sarah and Katie

  • Margie and others trying to renew relationship with WEMTA
  • Looking at possible joint membership
  • YSS Chair & Past Chair will attend virtual meetings

YSS Elections – Sarah

  • Sarah suggested looking ahead at elections as we will need a WLA board liason for 2020

WLA Leadership Orientation - Katie

            -WLA’s priorities throughout the year

  • Katie shared WLA priorities and was proud to report that YSS is already doing all of this!
  1. oLeadership growth & development
  2. oMembership growth and retention
  3. oSpecial interest groups
  4. oWebsite migration & sustainability
  5. oNew members
  6. oOutreach & contact with non-members

 

YSS Powerhouse Presents Going Forward - Katie and Sarah

            -Recommitting? Reformatting? Retiring?

  • Due to some concerns about burned bridges what do we want to do?
  • Leah Langby has procedures in place
  • Sue suggested we keep going forward, ask forgiveness and update procedures.
  • Discussion ensued and suggestions were made for using conference presenters and giving presenters timelines.
  • Anne offered to coach presenters on doing webinars and the technology part of presenting online.
  • Sue will check with WLA about possibly using their GoToMeeting subscription for YSS presentations.
  • Claire and Susie will work on getting presenters for the next year.

WLA Board Report Liaison – Sue

  • Sue reported on WLA priorites
  • Sharing value of YSS with other sections—YSS is a leader in WLA
  • Suggested submitting names of YSS members who ran for office but were not elected as WLA conference committee members
  • Sue will look into WLA rules about elections since WLA liason position is up for re-election.

YSS Unit Leadership Roster Update – All

  • Due to time contraints, this topic was tabled until the next meeting

Revisit YSS Survey Results - All

  • Use results to share out on YSS and link to WLA site
  • Sue suggested sending results to WLA officials
  • Create documents 12 of this or 12 of that
  • Share benefits of YSS
  • Share results at Meet Ups
  • Katherine will share results on blog

 

Sue motioned to adjourn, Emily seconded.

 

Next meeting will be scheduled after Kaite does a Doodle Poll to find best time for everyone.

 

Submitted by Susie Menk

January 19, 2019

 

 

 YSS January 2019 Board Minutes

November 2018 YSS Leadership Minutes

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YSS Meeting

September 25, 2018

YSS advocates for professional empowerment, collaboration, and innovative, inclusive, and intentional service

Members present: Claire Parrish, Katie Kiekhafer, Julie Kinney, Terry Ehle, Caitlyn Shaffer, Emily Sanders, Elizabeth Timm, Sue Abrahamson

 

Claire asked if there were any additions to be made to the agenda. There were none.

Sue motioned to accept the agenda; Emily seconded it and it was passed.

Old Business

Volunteer

  • YSS is looking to provide more marketing for YSS programs and projects.
  • There will be regular member contact, including membership surveys.

YSS Hour of Code

  • Terry and Catilyn are working together to prepare a final document.
  • Caitlyn is still looking for a few more programs to add.

YSS Powerhouse Presents

  • The date for the presentation will be December 18. It will be about working with school districts on programming.

2019 Luncheon Speaker

  • Miranda Paul has been booked as luncheon speaker.

Regional YSS Meet Up

  • Caitlyn and Katie are doing one for Southeast Wisconsin. They are still working out some of the details for the day.
  • Claire indicated that Tomahawk and Rhinelander would like to host one in May.
  • Northern Waters is looking to host one in the fall, hopefully before WLA, followed by one in Southwest Wisconsin.
  • Sue mentioned that she will be hosting one for the Fox Valley region.

New Business

Board Retreat

  • Sue is willing to host the board retreat followed by a meet up. She will be looking for some neighboring libraries that we can visit for the afternoon.

WLA 2019 YSS Sponsored Film

  • The movie is “I Know A Man,” and we will sponsor it at WLA on Wednesday evening.
  • In addition, we will try to set up the YSS social for the conference.

Position Descriptions

  • Reminder to look at the position descriptions and make sure they were up to date. Include any tips and tricks that were helpful.

YSS Webpage Committee

  • Our webmaster is stepping down and we are looking for a new one.
  1. oI was notified by Sarah Cournoyer that this will not be necessary.
  • Katie will contact Marge.
  • Julie suggested that this might be a good place to tap our volunteers from the member survey.
  • Looking to clean up the website.

Knowledge Transfer/File Sharing/Archive

  • Minutes should be posted to the dropbox

Annual Report

  • The report has been posted to the blog and via Memberclicks.

Marketing Committee

  • Ann, Sarah, Terry and Katie will be setting up a timeline about when marketing items get sent out and how they will be sent out.

Basement Archives

  • A trove of past YSS materials has been offered to us.
  • The board decided to keep it and will discuss what to do at future meeting.

Book Award Committee Update

  • Three new members are needed.
  • There will be a new twitter link for authors and publishers to nominate their books.

December Meeting

  • Caitlin will finish the hour of code materials. She thought that she and Terry could finish up via email.
  • The board decided that there will be no December meeting.

 

Sue motioned to adjourn, Julie seconded.

Next Meeting YSS retreat in January 2019

Submitted by Julie Kinney

December 3, 2018

 

 

Youth Services Section

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The Wisconsin Library Association's Youth Services Section (YSS) advocates for professional empowerment, collaboration, and innovative, inclusive, and intentional service. To that end, YSS provides a forum and resources for people in Wisconsin's libraries who share a committment to serving children and young adults, their parents, caregivers, and teachers.


It is a vital, dynamic group whose interests focus on providing quality library service and encouraging literacy and library use.


YSS members include public and school library staff, library trustees and library supporters who work together to benefit youth in Wisconsin. To become a member simply check the YSS box on your WLA membership or renewal form. To become actively involved, please contact the current YSS Chair or Chair-elect to find out more about committee and conference opportunities for volunteering.

 

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Meeting Minutes and Agendas 

2018 Leadership

YSS Meeting Minutes (search for "YSS Minutes" in the toolbar in the top left corner of the page)

52 Weeks of Young Adult Programming

YSS Powerhouse Presents! Webinars

 

To access archival YSS material, please contact the WLA office at wla@wisconsinlibraries.org.

Children's Book Awards Committee

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The Children's Book Award Committee's duties pertain to children's and young adult authors and illustrators exclusively. The Committee provides additions to the list of Notable Wisconsin Authors/Illustrators and the biographical information which accompanies them; selects the recipient of the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award; constructs an annual list of publications for children and young adults created by Wisconsin authors and illustrators which were published during the previous year, and annually selects a maximum of ten books to receive Outstanding Achievement recognition.

Criteria for the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award and the Outstanding Achievement include:

(1) publication in the year preceding the year of presentation

(2) recognition of a single work, not for the body of an author’s/illustrator’s work; and

(3) the work must be written or illustrated by a person who was born in Wisconsin, is currently living in Wisconsin, or who lived in Wisconsin for a significant length of time. 

The Committee welcomes nominations. Title, author and/or illustrator, date of publication and author's/illustrator's connection to Wisconsin can be submitted to the current Committee Chair via email. Though not required for consideration, a copy of the nominated book can be mailed to the Children's Book Award Committee c/o the WLA office. Copies sent will not be returned. Nominations must be received by April 15 of their eligible year.

Children's Book Award Committee
Wisconsin Library Association
4610 South Biltmore Lane, Suite 100
Madison, Wisconsin, 53718-2153

 

The Committee is made up of seven members appointed for two-year terms (three terms expiring in one year, four in the next) by the Appointments Committee with recommendations from the Chair of the Youth Services Section. 

Children's Book Award Committee Application

Chair:  Abby Bussen, Chair, Muskego Public Library

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