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Pasadena Public Library Announces Principal Librarian Jane Gov Honored as 2022 Library Journal Mover and Shaker – Pasadena Now

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Jane Gov – Photo by Alfonso Huerta

Today library newspaper announced their Movers and Shakers for 2022, the people shaping the future of libraries. Pasadena Public Library Senior Librarian Jane Gov was honored as a 2022 Library Journal Mover and Shaker in the Community Builders category. Gov is Branch Manager at La Pintoresca Branch Library and Senior Librarian for Teen Services.

Jane Gov believes that “to truly understand what teenagers want, they need to be involved in the planning.” This is the foundation of the Teen Volunteer and Teen Advisory Board (TAB) programs, which enhance opportunities for teens to develop leadership skills and gain autonomy over aspects of their community. The aim of the programs is to be strategic in how the library uses the skills of volunteers and to support a team that not only advises and assists with library activities, but creates ideas and brings them to life.

TAB’s vision overlaps with that of the levelUP youth conference, first held in 2017, where the topics discussed were based on feedback from teenagers. These initially included college readiness, workforce development and life skills workshops – financial literacy, cooking and health. In recent years there has been a focus on mental health and trauma-informed care, community activism, social justice, sustainability and how to advocate using the media.

This year, TAB received a $74,500 grant, which will support goals such as establishing a citywide mental health narrative, keeping wellness education in the future, the distribution of wellness education kits for educators and youth workers for classes and groups of young people, and developing an online course for the city’s youth internship programs. The government is passionate about how these measures allow teens to “see public policy in action, how their ideas are interpreted and how the community responds to their needs. They can also see all the creative possibilities of realizing a vision. »

To learn more, visit https://www.libraryjournal.com/page/movers-and-shakers-2022. To learn more about the Pasadena Public Library, visit http://www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.

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