Meridian Library District - Teen Advisory Board application

Meridian Library District at Cherry Lane

Teen Advisory Board - Application Spring 2013
Due: December 29th 2012

We are pleased that you are interested in becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board to help us better serve our teen patrons. We encourage you to complete this application thoughtfully and thoroughly. Please see below for more information. Thank you for your interest in the Meridian Library District’s Teen Advisory Board!

What is the Teen Advisory Board?
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who participate in and influence the functioning of the library, especially for teen programming and library materials. TAB is a forum to have your opinion and suggestions heard. It is also an opportunity for additional volunteer hours.

Qualifications

Students in grades 6-12
Must be willing to commit a minimum of 1 hour per month to TAB
Membership in TAB runs through June of 2013
Must be willing to respect the opinions of others


Benefits of TAB

Granted community service/volunteer hours
Involvement may be included on college and/or job resumes


How much time will it require
TAB will involve one hour a month for a meeting; you may choose to devote additional time to program planning, volunteering, or additional TAB programs.

Responsibilities of TAB members
Including but not limited to:

Regular attendance of monthly meetings
Offer suggestions for teen collection development (books, CDs, video games, etc)
Brainstorm teen program and marketing ideas, and help set-up/clean-up
Promote the library, its services and activities in school and in the community


Meetings
We will meet as a group at least once per month for approximately one hour. During the meeting we will discuss and plan upcoming activities, book suggestions, programming ideas, and ways the library can help teens. Meetings will be held the last Wednesday of every month from 4-5pm at the library.

Community service

You will be given community service hours for time spent at meetings
Any additional time volunteering at the library will count toward your TAB volunteer hours
You will not receive volunteer hours for attending teen programs (unless pre-approved)


If you have any questions email Nick at nick@mld.org.

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