Thank you for your interest in joining the York County Public Library Teen Advisory Committee (TAC). The York County Library believes our young adult patrons are an important part of our community. We feel it is important to get a young adult’s perspective on our libraries in order to make them a better place. By becoming a member of the TAC, you can ensure that your voice will be heard and will improve our teen programming and young adult opportunities here at the library.
To be considered, please complete the online application or stop by the Tabb or Yorktown Library and pick up an application. Return completed paper applications to the Youth Department at the Tabb or Yorktown Library. Applicants will be contacted by email or phone if they're invited to the next step of membership, an interview. Completing an application is the first step to membership and does not guarantee membership. Applications will be kept on file and accepted for one year, and may be reconsidered if openings occur throughout the year. Please contact Jenna Shillingburg in the Youth Services Department, 757-890-5112, with any questions or concerns.
Requirements to be a Teen Advisory Committee Member
- Be a high school student in grades 9-12.
- Have parental permission.
- Have a valid York County Public Library Card (Not necessary to be a resident).
- Attend and participate in Teen Advisory Committee meetings. (At least 6 meetings for the duration of the school year. Must email Tabb Advisory Committee facilitator in advance if not going to be present for a meeting.)
- Commit to a minimum of 1 hour per month to the Committee meeting. Meetings will be held once a month.
- Commit to participate for an entire school year.
- Assist with or attend at least 2 library programs for teens or youth.
Duties of Teen Advisory Committee
- Aids in planning teen programs through brainstorming, marketing, publicity, setting up, and other library related activities.
- Suggests books, CDs, movies, and magazines for the Young Adult Collection.
- Reviews and publicizes the library’s teen activities to peers.
- Creates and submits articles and book reviews for the library blog (2 per academic year).
- Brainstorms Young Adult Displays. (bulletin board/display case)
- Shelf reads books.
Complete the online Teen Advisory Committee application.