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PTAC Membership Requirements

Palos Verdes Library District

Peninsula Teen Advisory Council (PTAC, working title)

Membership Requirements

1. Maximum number of members: 20 teens

a. Qualifying applicants will be interviewed and a waiting list maintained

2. Requirements & Rules of Behavior:

You must currently be in 9 -12th grade or 14 years old, enrolled at a PVPUSD school, local private school, or home schooled

a. Must be 14 yrs or older and submit a PTAC application and PVLD volunteer application signed by teen's parent or legal guardian before teen can participate in PTAC

b. Teen is expected to attend all PTAC meetings. No more than 3 unexcused absences or 5 excused absences. Teen Librarian should be notified in advance if teen will miss a meeting. PTAC meets one Monday every month 4:00-4:45 pm via Zoom.

c. Teen cannot be more than 15 minutes late for the meeting

d. PTAC members must be respectful of others during meetings

e. Teen is expected to actively participate during PTAC meetings

i. Teen must offer suggestions and constructive criticisms, as appropriate
ii. Teen must particpate in the planning and development of PTAC activities
iii. Teen must assist with set-up and clean-up of PTAC programs and activties, as appropriate
iv. Teen must follow through with tasks and commitments and be prepared to report status of tasks at all meetings 
vi. Teen must be prepared to speak at PVLD Board Meetings (quarterly)
vii. Teen must attend one PTAC event per semester (one minimum)

f. Teen assists the Teen Librarians by sharing perspectives and opinions in regard to the following:

i. Teen programs
ii. Teen collection development
iii. Teen displays
iv. Teen volunteer opportunities
v. Teen marketing strategies
vi. Teen Summer Reading Program
vii. Teen library website

3. Responsibilities:

a.  Volunteering with the library:  5 hours minimum per school year (beyond time spent in PTAC meetings)

i. Volunteer credit can be obtained for volunteering. Only the Volunteer Coordinator can sign off for volunteer credit verification.
ii. Teen must sign in Teen Volunteer binder for all volunteer work
iii. Teen must be willing to participate in and seek out volunteer opportunities with the library
iv. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to the following:

1. Assisting with Friends of the Library Book Sales
2. Assisting with or planning children's programs and events
3. Creating library displays
4. Planning or assisting with Teen programs
5. Attending Library Board meetings
6. Helping out at Pop Up Library appearances

b. Marketing the library (programs, services, collections, etc.) Advocate for and promote the library at schools and in the community

                  i. Write about the library in school and local paper, and online
                  ii. Tell fellow students and teachers about the library
                  iii. Suggest new ideas for marketing the library and its programs, services, collections, etc.