The Irondequoit Public Library recently appointed Isabel Tillotson and Alara Diker from Eastridge High School and Nicholas Mott from Bishop Kearney to the newly created role of student representatives.
The Community Engagement Committee of the board of trustees is tasked with developing relationships with IPL stakeholders in the community. An immediate emphasis is on youth engagement, thus the creation of the student representative positions.
This group of three will act as liaisons between their schools, Bishop Kearney and Eastridge High School and the board of trustees. Their goal will be to attend board meetings, present information from their schools, i.e. calendar of events including sports activity, teen community projects, concerts and plays. In return they will relay pertinent information from the library back to their schools including the monthly library calendar of programs taken from the library newsletter, special events, i.e. Escape Room, holiday events, updates on the Makers Lab, etc. The students have attended meetings and have begun this information exchange.