IYSI Speaker Resources

IYSI Speaker Resources

Step One:

Visit your unique Speaker Portal to update your speaker bio, upload a photo, and double check your session description and schedule. 

Step Two: 

Upload your handouts to the Speaker Portal before March 9. 

Step Three: 

Review the IYSI Presenter Tips and Checklist.

Step Four:

Promote Your Presence at IYSI 2023!

In an effort to help you maximize your presence at this year’s institute, we have provided copy (below) for you to use in marketing pieces (social media, newsletters, emails, mailings, etc.) to promote your session as well as the conference.

Please feel free to use and edit the copy to convey your personal message; however, we do ask that you include the following information pertaining to IYSI:

Title: Illinois Youth Services Institute (or IYSI)

Dates and Location: March 16-17, 2023
Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel & Conference Center

Website: ila.org/iysi

Hashtag (if posting on social media): #IYSI2023

  • Can't wait for #IYSI2023, the Illinois Youth Services Institute, the leading educational and networking conference for youth library professionals in Illinois, March 16-17, in Bloomington-Normal. Featured speakers are @CeliaCPerez and @HiLittleMissAnnila.org/iysi

  • I will be presenting a session on ….. at this year’s #IYSI2023. Attend the event that brings together youth and teen services librarians in Illinois to share their knowledge of youth programming and service. ila.org/iysi

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If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Pekoll, ILA Conference and Continuing Education Manager, and again, thank you for presenting at the 2023 Illinois Youth Services Institute!


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This Institute has been developed by LACONI Youth Services and the Illinois Library Association, in collaboration with Reaching Across Illinois Library System and Illinois Heartland Library System.


IYSI Planning Committee

Susan Farnum, Forest Park Public Library 
Alice Kuhn, Hinsdale Public Library 

Jen Abler, Oak Lawn Public Library
Jess Alexander, Morton Grove Public Library
Lisa Barefield, Wheaton Public Library
Sara Bell, Dunlap School District
Lyndsey Carney, Normal Public Library
Kathy Dejnowski, Thornton Public Library
Stuart Griner, Chicago Public Library 
Lindsey Herron, Wood River Public Library
Tiffany Lewis, Eisenhower Public Library
Ellen Popit, Illinois Heartland Library System 
Margae Schmidt, Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System

Staff Liaison
Kristin Pekoll, ILA Conference and Continuing Education Manager


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Diamond Sponsors

LOTE 4 Kids Storytime in your language         Reaching Across Illinois Library System RAILS         Museum of Science and Industry Chicago         


Sapphire Sponsors

Bound to Stay bound Books         Brainfuse           Illinois Heartland Library System       Smarty Pants         Dominican University Butler Children's Literature Center         WEPA Libros         Page Turners Adventures


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