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CYAAL October 28th, 2008




9:30am Socializing

10:00am CYAAL Business and Updates


CTLC - Get your students on the panel contact



10:30 Institutional Outreach Training, Institutions Library Staff, Colorado State Library

11:00 Wiki Demo/SRP Brainstorming

12:00 Lunch

1:00 SRP Craft Demo

2:00 Stats, Stats, and More Stats

Resource Allocation Analysis




CYAAL Meeting Agenda

Tuesday May 13th

9:30am - 2:30pm

Parker Library, Douglas County Libraries


9:30am - 10:00 am Meet and Greet


I. CAL TSIG Award (Lynn Sigman and Nikki Van Thiel)


II. CAL Program Deadline (mmc)

CAL Conference 2008: Communities and Libraries

November 6-8, 2008 -- Denver, Colorado (Veterans Day Weekend - Tuesday)

Deadline May 23


III. CYAAL Business

A. CYAAL Website, Performer Database, and Logo (Erica and Anna)


B. CTLC Report (mmc)

Over 400 attendees, 100+ of which were teens


CTLC 2009

Keynote Speaker: David Lubar; Hidden Talents, Dunk, and many more!


Morning Keynote Speaker: Jordan Sonnenblick; Author of Zen and the Art of Faking It.


Green Giveaway - coffee mug, nontoxic water bottle?


CTLC 2010

Working on getting Ellen Hopkins and Terry Truman




C. CYAAL Wiki (mmc)

Do we like it, shall we continue?


D. 2009 Meeting Dates

Who would like to host and when?



August - Eagle



E. General Other

Online Training - Approach CLiC?


Book Discussion Ideas - Kathy Humrich, Jackson County Public Library

15 students in grades 6-8. We are looking for suggestions of GREAT books or ones we should definitely steer away from. If you know of any libraries willing to lend us sets of books that would be greatly appreciated also.



IV. CYAAL West Report

A. Book Discussion Kits (Julie!)





B. Statewide Thoughts (mmc, Julie)

CTLC 2009 West

Teen Author Tour

One State, One Book



V. Other

A. Summer Reading 2009, 2010 (mmc)




CYAAL Summer 2009 Brainstorm

One idea: 40th anniversary of the moon landing and International Year of Astronomy http://www.astronomy2009.org/

· What about a space or exploration theme?

· A rocket or space graphic, similar to the Teen Tech Week logo for this year? http://ala.org/ala/yalsa/teentechweek/ttw08/ttw.cfm

· Revamp the PPLD space exploration game from 5 years ago (Zane's first program if he still has the graphics)?

· Technology, focus on gaming, iPods, online world, etc.

· Something around "One Small Step" that any teen could do to make the world a better place?

CSLP Summer 2009

The general concept for 2009 will be music and the arts. The slogans for this program will be:

Children: Be Creative @ Your Library

Teen: Express Yourself @ your Library




CYAAL Summer 2010 Brainstorm

CSLP Summer 2010

The general theme for summer 2010 will be water. The slogans will be finalized at the 2008 CSLP annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.


B. ALA January 2009 (mmc)

January 23 - 28, 2009

YALSA Preconference

Teen Author Fest




12:00-2:30 How to Run a Teen Writing Group @ Your Library





Minutes of the CYAAL meeting on 10-23-07 at Smoky Hill Library


Jan asked for suggestions for what CYAAL should accomplish over the next 7 years. The top three as voted on by the group were:


Programming, which encompassed:Out of school programs for teens

Programs for boys

Teen book clubs and writing groups

Life skills programs – partnering with Workforce suggested

Teen writing skills for the real world, for instance query letter writing, online communication skills. Spring Lea offered to help with this, writing guilds, journal-making

Share specifics of successful programs via the wiki or some other method





We need to promote ourselves and get ourselves out there

Administrators will pay attention if we can get articles or a column in Colorado Libraries and other newsletters, newspapers or journals, written by teen services librarians

We should also step up our advocacy to be real leaders so we will be consulted by administrators

Need promotion ideas for teens, those who use and do not use the library

Produce a document and provide research that advocates for youth with library administrators and boards



We need to stay up-to-date on technology, for example podcasting. It was suggested that we can look at YALSA’s Teen Tech Week page for information


Other ideas and suggestions:

Discussions of teen services in the “new library model”

Sources of and ways to get funding or grants for programs, furniture, décor, ambience, etc.

Update the website

Training and discussions on collections, for example non-fiction for boys, street lit, organization/placement/arrangement of different types of literature

Outreach to small, rural libraries

How to get more collaboration between libraries and with schools, for funds for shared resources and equipment, programs and sponsors (both local and online), and how to get administrative buy-in for statewide collaboration

Information on teen depression resources, help and how to do staff training

Ways to increase youth participation

Creation of a performer database with contact information and info on what they do and how good the program is

Spa/de-stress day

Time management help

Panel of board members to tell us how to “woo” them


Sharon Morris from the State Library and the CAL Board talked about both CAL interest group members get together and talk about what they do and share ideas. There is no conflict between the teen interest group and CYAAL but there is some overlap; if we can say we are in conjunction with CAL people from smaller and rural libraries might be able to attend our meetings.



2008 Schedule

Tuesday, February 26, Louisville

Diane Tuccillo (author of Library Teen Advisory Groups) will do a 3 hour presentation on teen participation in the library


May – TBA, Parker

Spring Lea will do a presentation on advocacy


Friday-Saturday, August 8-9, Eagle

Best practices in programming – bring ideas to swap, demos and not just from Summer Reading; technology presentations

October – TBA (not during TRW), Fort Collins

Technology lab; Mary to demo the wiki



We broke into groups to go through the Think Tank Proposal. Some ideas suggested as the most important results of the group brainstorming:

Programming information sharing, probably with a page on the wiki, including cost, turnout, success, contact information for any presenters, number of people allowed to attend, and including a place for others to rate the program (like the Amazon product reviews). It should be searchable.


Small groups need to be formed to accomplish this and other tasks,


Larger libraries can “adopt” smaller libraries in order to help them out – Lib Sibs


To get the word out about what we do, we should participate in other listservs, like libnet, yalsa, etc., and mention the teen aspect of whatever is being discussed.


Branding – some sort of logo


Redo the web page


We should do a program at ALA explaining what CYAAL does so that other states can follow our example


Each of us needs to be a conduit from CYAAL to our staffs at our libraries


When we firm up our wiki, each of us needs to commit to using or adding to it on a regular basis, and then use that as our advocacy with our director


We should give true invitations to CYAAL meetings to supervisors/directors, so they can bring them to us (like it is their idea that we attend)


Put together a member contact list, maybe even with a head shot


Create member ribbons (like YALSA’s at ALA) to wear to CAL


Bring your own toy day next time


Add funny stuff to the wiki



Why do we like CYAAL?

We get validation from CYAAL, support, knowledge that the others are behind us even if our director is not

It is free

The quality of the librarians involved is A-1


The meetings are always fun and wacky; stress relief; they create energy


Committees to do some of the above:


Programming directory

Erika Segraves – lead

Crystal Niedzwiadek

Kriska Daltonhurst

Monica Owens

Logo committee

Spring Lea Henry

Anna Zillinger

Gwen Proctor


Front Page committee

Erika Segraves

Anna Zillinger

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