Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)

Illinois Library Association YASF Young Adult Services Forum

The Young Adult Services Forum creates and provides professional development opportunities and materials for library staff members working with young adult populations.


YASF Meeting Minutes: 11/15/22
January 24, 2023
Young Adult Services Forum Meeting Minutes November 15, 2022 Krista Hutley (Wilmette), Manager; Andrea Johnson (Mount Prospect), Incoming Manager Tournament of Books – Jennie Stevens iREAD – Katie Parfitt (The 2023 iREAD Store is liv…
YASF Meeting Minutes 9/8/22
October 7, 2022
Young Adult Services Forum Meeting Minutes September 8, 2022 Izabel Gronski (Chicago), Outgoing Manager; Kylie Peters (Geneva), Manager; Krista Hutley (Wilmette), Incoming Manager YASF Meeting  – Thurs. 10/20, 12-1:30 p.m. Youth and Young …
Allison Riggs is the Recipient of the 2022 Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award
September 9, 2022
Allison Riggs, a Teen Reader’s Advisory Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library, is the 2022 recipient of the Illinois Library Association’s (ILA) Young Adult Library Professional of the Year Award. This award, presented by …

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  1. Feb 16 2023

    Young Adult Services Forum Professional Development Meeting

    Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 10:00am–11:30am


  2. Apr 20 2023

    Young Adult Services Forum Open Meeting

    Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 10:00am–11:30am


  3. May 11 2023

    Young Adult Services Forum RA Meeting

    Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:00am–11:30am


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Forum Leadership

  1. Krista Hutley Krista Hutley, Manager Adult & Teen Librarian at Wilmette Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  2. Kara Thorstenson Kara Thorstenson, Board liaison Director of Libraries at Chicago Public Schools
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  3. Erin Faxel Erin Faxel, Member Orland Park Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  4. Genevieve Stevens Genevieve Stevens, Member Librarian at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  5. Sonya Hill Sonya Hill, Member Teen Librarian at Ela Area Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  6. Andrea Johnson Andrea Johnson, Manager-Elect Mount Prospect Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  7. Kylie L Peters Kylie L Peters, Past Manager Middle School Services Librarian at Geneva Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  8. Kristin Pekoll Kristin Pekoll, Staff liaison Conference and Continuing Education Manager at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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