Youth Services Forum (YSF)

Addresses the needs and interests of those concerned with quality library service for children.


100 Youth Services Librarians Surveyed...
September 6, 2018
Calling all Youth Services staff -- the ILA Youth Services Forum (YSF) needs your help! YSF is presenting the program "100 Librarians Surveyed...Program Changing Answers Are On the Board!" on Wednesday, October 10th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The program will…
Marissa Elera, Berwyn Public Library, Named Recipient of the Golden Ticket Award
August 17, 2018
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting the 2018 Golden Ticket Award to Marissa Elera, Youth Services Librarian II and Children’s Program Coordinator, at the Berwyn Public Library. This award is presented ann…
Jennifer Bueche, Gail Borden Public Library, Named Recipient of the Davis Cup
August 17, 2018
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting the 2018 Davis Cup Award to Jennifer Bueche, the Director of KidSpace at the Gail Borden Public Library District. This annual award, honoring Marion Davis, recognizes an indi…

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  1. May 10 2019

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

    Friday, May 10, 2019 11:00am–3:00pm

    Naperville Public Library 95th Street Branch, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr, Naperville, IL 60564

  2. Aug 16 2019

    Youth Services Forum

    Friday, Aug 16, 2019 11:00am–3:00pm

    Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva, IL

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Forum Information

Youth Services Forum Bylaws

Meeting Minutes

Forum Leadership

  1. Lisel Ulaszek Lisel Ulaszek, Co-manager Geneva Public Library District
  2. Tina M Ruszala Tina M Ruszala, Co-manager Youth and Teen Services Department Head at Palos Heights Public Library
  3. Leander Spearman Leander Spearman, Board liaison Director at Belleville Public Library
  4. Anne Kunzen Anne Kunzen, Member Youth Services Associate Librarian at Huntley Area Public Library District
  5. Beth McCloskey Beth McCloskey, Member Itasca Community Library
  6. Heidi Knuth Heidi Knuth, Member Youth Services Librarian/Preschool Outreach Coordinator at Bloomingdale Public Library
  7. Jennifer Abler Jennifer Abler, Member Oak Lawn Public Library
  8. Kim Viita Kim Viita, Member Elmwood Park Public Library
  9. Vincent G. Sovanski Vincent G. Sovanski, Member Community Outreach Specialist at Glenside Public Library District
  10. Ellen Norton Conlin Ellen Norton Conlin, Manager-Elect Children's Librarian at Naperville Public Library
  11. Kerry Bailey Kerry Bailey, Manager-Elect Tween Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  12. Christy Kepler Christy Kepler, Past Manager Oswego Public Library District
  13. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association

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