“There is a lot of professional identity tied into being able to make decisions. That is seen as what you are supposed to do as a professional. Actually there is as much skill involved in facilitating decision making by stakeholders. That takes as much skill, professional ability and dedication.”
-- Randy Gatley, Teen Services, Vancouver Public Library
Summary: Meaningful participation in decision making is an important element of inclusion. The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) Teen Advisory Council provides valuable input into decisions about purchases, displays, and communications. Randy Gatley, Assistant Director, Teen Services, and Teen Advisory Council members describe how teens are involved in decision-making processes.
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