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.




News

2021 Tournament of Books
January 19, 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Tournament of Books! Thirty-two of the finest young adult novels published in 2020 have been selected to battle it out in this years tournament, judged by Illinois librarians!  Visit So like YA know... for updates.
YASF Meeting Minutes: 11.12.20
January 14, 2021
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/november-12-2020-meeting/
Laurel Johnson is the Recipient of the Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award
October 1, 2020
Laurel Johnson, Young Adult Services Supervisor at Skokie Public Library, is the 2020 recipient of the Illinois Library Association’s Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by ILA and the Young Adult Services Forum, recog…

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Events

  1. Feb 11 2021

    Young Adult Services Forum Professional Development

    Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 10:00am–12:00pm

    Zoom Meeting

  2. Apr 8 2021

    Young Adult Services Forum Open Board Meeting

    Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 10:00am–12:00pm

    Zoom Meeting

  3. May 13 2021

    Young Adult Services Forum Professional Development

    Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:00am–12:00pm

    Zoom Meeting

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Forum Leadership

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

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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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