Administration

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Overview: 

One of the key elements of administrating successful teen services, is community partnerships. To earn the Administration badge, badge earners will:

  • Read about developing and maintaining partnerships
  • Determine a community organization or agency to build a new partnership relationship with
  • Setup a meeting with the community group
  • Build an agenda for the meeting
  • Attend the meeting with a new community partner and determine next steps
  • Post information on the Badge website about the community partner building experience
Goals: 
  • To give badge earners the opportunity to learn about potential community partners in their locality
  • To give badge earners the opportunity to build a new relationship with a community partner
  • To give badge earners the chance to reflect on what it takes to be successful when building community partnerships
Tech required: 

Google Drive apps. You will develop Google Docs as a part of earning this badge and link to each of the items you create when you are ready to submit your badge for review and feedback. (A getting started with Google Apps screencast is available.)

Steps: 
  • As you work on the steps in this badge earning process remember to consult the badge rubric and keep in mind the requirements of the rubric and how to create a set of high-quality project materials.

  • Read the series of posts on the YALSAblog by Hayden Bass titled: Adventures in Outreach.

  • Read Maureen Hartman's article from the Fall 2012 issue of YALS, Good Teen Librarians Make Great Library Advocates (scroll to page 10).

  • After reading the articles brainstorm a list of community partners with which you haven't yet connected but whom you would like to build a relationship with. Use the Google Doc to write your list and include why you think each partner might be valuable for you to work with. From the list select one that you think would be a good one to start with and on the Google Doc include your reasoning for selecting this one.

  • Contact the community partner you selected in the step above and setup a meeting to facilitate a conversation in which you listen to hear what their needs are as well as talk a bit about the work that you are doing with teens and families in your community.

  • Develop an agenda for the meeting and post it as a Google Doc. A sample agenda that you can use to get started is available as a Google Doc.

  • Hold the meeting and take notes .

  • Post a Google Doc that provides an overview of the meeting, what was discussed, outcomes of the meeting, and next steps with the community partner. A sample document that you might use for this purpose is available.

  • Before submitting the materials you created for review by the badge earning community, remember to consult the badge rubric and keep in mind the requirements of the rubric and how to create a set of high-quality project materials.