Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)

Creating and providing professional development opportunities and materials for library staff members working with young adult populations.

The #WeWereHere Project aims to create a repository of teen voices in the historic time of 2020. 
If you are a teen, we want to hear from you how this unprecedented year of great social upheaval and pandemic has affected you. If you are a librarian, you can learn how to help and join your library to the project here. If you are just an interested person, please spread this project, use the hashtag, and amplify youth voices locally. Now is the time to hear and more importantly listen to young people.


YASF Meeting Minutes 9.9.21
September 22, 2021
Genevieve Stevens is the Recipient of the 2021 Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award
September 13, 2021
Genevieve Stevens, who currently works as an Adult Services Librarian in the Adult & Teen Services Department at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library and who was formerly a Teen Librarian at the Naperville Public Library, is the 2021 recipient of the…
YASF Meeting Minutes 8.12.21
August 27, 2021

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  1. Nov 11 2021

    Young Adult Services Forum Open Board Meeting

    Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 10:00am–11:30am

    Zoom Meeting

  2. Jan 13 2022

    Young Adult Services Forum Open Board Meeting

    Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 10:00am–11:30am

    Zoom Meeting

  3. Feb 10 2022

    Young Adult Services Forum Professional Development

    Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 10:00am–11:30am

    Zoom Meeting

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Forum Leadership

  1. Izabel Gronski Izabel Gronski, Manager Oak Lawn Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  2. Kara Thorstenson Kara Thorstenson, Board liaison Director of Libraries at Chicago Public Schools
    Term ends 06/30/2022
  3. Meredith "Maisie" Iven Meredith "Maisie" Iven, Forum liaison Teen Librarian at Naperville Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2022
  4. Heather Colby Heather Colby, Member Homer Township Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2022
  5. Martha Buehler-Sullivan Martha Buehler-Sullivan, Member Brookfield Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2022
  6. Nicole Marcuccilli Mills Nicole Marcuccilli Mills, Member Glenview Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2022
  7. Quinn Stitt Quinn Stitt, Member Readers Advisory/Teen Librarian II at Berwyn Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  8. Kylie L Peters Kylie L Peters, Manager-Elect Middle School Services Librarian at Geneva Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  9. Joe Marcantonio Joe Marcantonio, Past Manager Teen Place Manager at Schaumburg Township District Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  10. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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