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Youth Services Committee Meeting

Minutes 8/10/18 (9:30 AM) @ Maplewood Hilton Branch



Kate Senedzuk (HASH), Rachael Guerrero (MAPLBR), Lupita O'Brien (CLTR), Michelle Jurgensen (CRES), Janis Werner (MILL), Siobhan Fitzpatrick (RFPK), Deborah Tarabocchia (PARABR), Kim Iacucci (FTLE), Caitlin Siciliano (MAHW), Emily Witkowski (MAPL), Danielle Fisher (MAYW), Margo Franklin (TEAN), Alyssa Harvey (HOHO), Sunkyung Roh (NMIL), Richelle DeFrank (WCAL), Margaret Rose O'Keefe (BCCLS), Melody Townley (BCCLS)


Not present:

Stacey Shapiro (TENF), Alessandra Nicodemo (ALDL), Tommy Skrnich (BOGT), Doug Walden (FTLE), Esperanza Pacheco (ENGL), Gladys Cepeda (HACK), Lauren Magielnicki (GARF), Kathryn Ennist (HLDL), Beth Vredenburg (HOBK), Cindy Evans (LODI), Giulia Bombace (MOVL), Emily Pepe (NOVL), Tyne Runfeldt (RIVL), Akiema Buchanan (NBER), Rachel Stephenson (PALP), Allyssa Battaglia (WASH)

Call to Order

  • The meeting was called to order at 9:45 AM

  • July minutes were approved

Old Business

  • 1KBBK - Party planning on hiatus, will plan after Boot Camp & Mixer. Researching other initiatives. Will there be money in the BCCLS budget for a performer? Donate time?

  • Reminders: Fresh Focus (with blurbs) - Back to School / RWL (with blurbs) - SELF-e pilot? / Program of Month - August (Stacey), September (Deborah)

  • Email BCCLSYouth for Mock Readers - (report to Subcommittee heads) - Subcommittee heads were absent from this months meeting. Will email to find out responses.

New Business

  • Welcome new members

    • Alyssa Harvey (HOHO) & Sunkyung Roh (NMIL) - happy to have them both on the committee

  • Mixer- Joint with Adult Services Committee- Canceled for September / No money in budget to supplement.

    • New ideas: Potluck at library? Meet up at outside venue/bar? Joint with Adult Services Committee- Caitlin will reach out to Lorri / Margaret will mention at their meeting next Tuesday. Which library will host? (Maywood/Fort Lee available - will open search to whole committee once we hear back from ASC) Mixer on 10/26 or 11/2 from 6-11 pm. Seek donations of food? Link to Google Doc. to be sent out with Eventbrite

  • Boot Camp - Review ideas from last meeting. Date - 11/9 @ Maywood (9:30am). No meeting in Dumont. Send email to YSC for presenters. Firming up by next meeting.

  • eBOOKS content / liaisons report

    • Email recommendations to Alessandra or Melody (or, if not urgent, add titles to Google Doc) as Emily is taking a break while Northvale director search continues. Can email adult titles as well to Molly or Melody.

  • Volunteer to maintain Performers Database (now Programming Database) - Danielle & Caitlin will update database and Kate will forward them any emails sent to youthchair email account. THANK YOU!

  • Kate will email ALL how to join BCCLSYouth and link to Programming Database. Email Alessandra about shared Google Doc for eBCCLS content - Send on Monday.

  • SELF-e Pilot - Melody Townley (BCCLS) joined us to tell us about a pilot program Overdrive asked us to join. Free checkouts for a year using the same app, 50 titles available by indie authors (mostly adult titles & a few YA). Curated by Library Journal - pilot program would end July 2019. Available for us to view on Overdrive > Marketplace > Simultaneous Use > Bibliolabs. Pending Adult Services Committee's approval, BCCLS will join pilot program and advertise using our RWL lists for promotions to our patrons.


  • Alyssa H. joined Printz

  • Sunkyung joined Caldecott


Next meeting September 14th, 2018 (9:30am) at West Caldwell


The meeting was adjourned at 11:45am

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