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Young Adult Services Committee
 Meetings and Agendas

 Purpose: The purpose of the Young Adult Services Committee is to provide a formal structure through which CAMLS persons serving young adults can help
enhance the quality of library service to young adults in the CAMLS area by:

  • developing cooperative programs and services;
  • providing continuing education opportunities for staff;
  • increasing visibility of Young Adult library services in the community;
  • promoting young adult literature and literacy;
  • improving collection development and maintenance by sharing information and ideas on effective materials selection;
  • heightening awareness in the library community of the need for sustained excellent service to young adults.

Approved by the CAMLS Board of Trustees May 26, 1988.

 Web Resources:
Child Trend's Indicators of children's well-being

IPL Teen Division

YA Librarian's Help


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2001-2002 meetings and programs - open to all staff from CAMLS member libraries
Meeting times: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Date : Thursday, September 6, 2001 * (Joint Meeting With Reference)
Topic : "Who Is "M&M"? What Teens Are Listening To: A Pop Music Update"
Location : Twinsburg Public Library
Speaker(s) : Cheryl Kuonen, Young Adult Librarian , Mentor Public Library, Laura Leonard, YA/Tech Services Manager, Twinsburg Public Library, Jennifer Stencel, Youth Librarian, Richfield Branch - Akron-Summit County Public Library, Twinsburg Teen Council
Description : A joint committee meeting with the Adult Reference Committee. Revitalize your knowledge of what artists are in the teen scene, learn of resources to keep you updated, and the main attraction: feedback on musical trends from the local Twinsburg Library Teen Council. Please feel free to share any ideas/programs you use to gather insight into the musical trends of teens.
Date : Monday, December 10, 2001
Topic : N-b-"tween" Your Library Stacks: Issues of "Tweens", What area do they fall in your Library, and What is Out there to Keep Them Coming Back".
Speaker(s) : TBA
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library - Administration Building 
Description: A joint committee meeting with the Children's Division. Addressing the issues librarians are facing with patrons who fall "N-B-Tween" the Children's and YA departments. Also, a heads up with current literature out in the market which targets the attention of this group (grades 4-6).
Date : Monday, April 22, 2002
Topic : Attracting, Keeping, and Surviving the Wallflower Patrons
Speaker(s) : Dr. James Delisle
Location : Stow Public Library
Description: So much attention is placed on the reluctant reader or servicing the troubled youth. But what about the quiet teens or the gifted teens who are wall flowers within your stacks? Learn of ways to recognize, to pull in and work with these teens, and to keep them active in your library.

2001-2002 Committee Officers
Chair: Jennifer Stencil, Akron-Summit County Public Library-Richfield
Secretary: Laura Leonard, Twinsburg Public Library
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