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Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) offers teens the chance to explore civic duty by assisting with programs for teens and kids, advocating for the library, promoting literacy, reaching out to the community, and socializing with like-minded individuals.


  • Members must be between the ages 12 and 18,
  • willing to dedicate a minimum of 1 hour per month for meetings,
  • willing to work with other TAB members as a team,
  • and interested in improving library services for other teens.

Volunteer Opportunities and Benefits

  • Family Read Aloud Night
  • Halloween Family Fun Night
  • Teen Collection Purchasing Party
  • Ultimate Play Date
  • Create Book Displays
  • Plan and Organize Events
  • Earn Volunteer Hours
  • And much much more!

Interested in joining TAB?  Print and fill out the Teen Volunteer Application and the TAB Application.  Afterwards, drop by Palomino Library to set up a meeting with Day.

Not a member of the Teen Advisory Board?  No Problem!  You can still participate in any of the Teen Events taking place at all of the Scottsdale Public Library branches.  Click here to visit the online Teen Event Calendar.

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  • Library Staff – All librarians at the Information Desk can assist you with your research whether you need help with your library account, physical books, databases, or other online resources.  Always ask questions when you have them!
  • Catalog – Use keyword searches to locate books and other library materials on the Catalog.
  • Course Reserve Cart – Materials checked out to a teacher's Course Reserve Card remain inside of the library’s classrooms on Course Reserve Carts for students and teachers to use whenever the library is open.  Please treat the books with care and return them to the cart where they should be kept in neat rows to prevent damage.
  • Browse – Physical materials are available in the Reference, Non-Fiction, Biography and Documentary sections.
  • Call Numbers: Along the side of library materials exists a small label with a Call Number.  Search for these numbers which are helpful for your research: 341.6 (Law of War), 341.7 (Law of International Cooperation), 934.086 (Hitler's Era), 940's (History of Europe), 940.53 (World War, 1939-1945), 940.54 (Military History of WWII)
  • Databases – High quality resources including primary and secondary resources and peer reviewed journal articles are available on the Scottsdale Public Library databases.
    • CRAAP Test – (Milner Library, Illinois State University)



"Nuremberg Trials Judge Head Nazis." Gale World History in Context, Gale, 1945. World History in Context, Accessed 1 Jan. 2017.

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Library Resources

  • Search the catalog for books and other materials
  • Browse the reference and non-fiction collections: 800s Literature, Philosophy and Theory 801, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 803, Education Research and Related Topics 807, Rhetoric and Collections of Literature 808,  Literature History and Criticism 809, American Literature 810s, English and Old English Literature 820s, Literature of Germanic Languages 830s, Literature of Romance Languages 840s, Italian Romanian and Related Literature 850s, Spanish and Portuguese Literature 860s, Latin Literature 870s, Hellenic and Classical Greek Literature 880s, Literature of Other Languages 890s
  • Use Library Databases while searching for full-text criticism and reviews (Literary Resource Center), information about the author (Biographies in Context) and read-alikes (Books & Authors, NoveList Plus). 

Other Web Resources

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Web Search Options

  • Web Search Engines: GoogleBing
    • Web Search Engines are programs which use web crawlers or "spiders" to search the World Wide Web and create an index.  Information seekers type in queries into the search engine which uses an algorithm to rank the results of the search by relevancy and popularity.
  • Metasearch Engines: ixquickDuckDuckGodogpile
    • Metasearch Engines combine results from multiple search engines.

Search Strategies

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Library Resources

  • Search the catalog for books and other materials
  • Browse the reference and non-fiction collections:  Careers 371.425, Costume and Personal Appearance 391, 646 Sewing Clothing & Personal Living, Textiles 677, Clothing 687, Drawing & Decorative Arts 740s, Textile Arts 746
  • Browse the In-Library Use Only Magazines: Allure  Cosmopolitan  Glamour  Harper's Bazaar  Vanity Fair  Vogue
  • Create an account on the Zinio App to read these and other magazines online for free.
  • Create an account on Universal Class to take free online classes such as Fashion Design 101, How to Draw 101 and Sewing 101.
  • Use Library Databases while researching famous designers (Biographies in Context), fashion history (US and World History in Context) and the fashion industry (Academic OneFile).

Other Web Resources

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Library Resources

  • Use the Scottsdale Public Library job resources
  • Search the catalog for books and other materials
  • Browse the reference and non-fiction collections:  Careers 371.4, Resumes and Cover Letters 650.14
  • Visit the Eureka Loft at Civic Center Library for business help and tools.  This is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs!
  • Create an account on Universal Class to take free online classes on Computers and Technology, Entrepreneurship and Career Building, Web Development, Office Skills and Personal Development.

Other Web Resources

Career Exploration

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - U.S. Dept. of Labor - A Federal agency responsible for "...measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy" (BLS).  Includes employment, unemployment, salary and benefits, and more

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (Occupational Outlook Handbook) - U.S. Department of Labor - Locate career information about specific occupations including job tasks, work environment, work schedule, required education, advancement opportunities, pay, job outlook, state and area data, similar occupations and other suggested online resources
  • CareerOneStop - U.S. Dept. of Labor - A guide to links on careers.  Includes assessment tools, career information, resume tutorials and more
  • Census - U.S. Census Bureau - It's mission is "to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy."
  • O*Net OnLine - Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor - A free online tool for career exploration

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Christina Hicks Brady
Librarian Instructional Specialist
Club Sponsor: Teen Advisory Board

Lee Payne
Library Branch Manager


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