Youth Services Forum (YSF)













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



News

Katie Clausen is the Recipient of the 2020 Davis Cup Award
October 1, 2020
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is pleased to present the 2020 Davis Cup Award to Katie Clausen, the Early Learning Center Manager of the Gail Borden Public Library District. This annual award, honoring Marion Davis, rec…
Heather McCammond-Watts, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Awarded Davis Cup
July 16, 2019
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Davis Cup Award to Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Head at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. This annual award, honoring Marion Davis, recognizes an …
Natalie Williams, Indian Prairie Public Library District, Wins Golden Ticket Award
July 16, 2019
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Golden Ticket Award to Natalie Williams, Head of Youth Services at the Indian Prairie Public Library. This award is presented annually to an individual who …

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Forum Information

Youth Services Forum Brochure (2020-21)

Youth Services Forum Bylaws

YSF Committee Job Descriptions

YSF Meeting Minutes


Forum Leadership

  1. Anne Kunzen Anne Kunzen, Co-manager Youth Services Associate Librarian at Huntley Area Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  2. Beth McCloskey Beth McCloskey, Co-manager Itasca Community Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  3. Amber Creger Amber Creger, Board liaison Youth Department Director at Schaumburg Township District Library
    Term ends 06/30/2021
  4. Ann Baillie Ann Baillie, Member Youth Librarian at Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  5. Brandi Smits Brandi Smits, Member Orland Park Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  6. Christy Kepler Christy Kepler, Member Oswego Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  7. Ellen Fitzgerald Ellen Fitzgerald, Member Children's Services Supervisor at Naperville Public Library
    Term ends 11/01/2021
  8. Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza, Member Richton Park Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  9. Jennifer Abler Jennifer Abler, Member Oak Lawn Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2022
  10. Kristi Miller Kristi Miller, Member Manager of Youth and Teen Services at Westmont Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  11. Lisel Ulaszek Lisel Ulaszek, Member Sycamore Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  12. Niki Marabotti Niki Marabotti, Member Gail Borden Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2022
  13. Rachel Fuller Rachel Fuller, Member Director of Adult and Youth Services at The Urbana Free Library
    Term ends 10/31/2022
  14. Richard A Izzo Richard A Izzo, Member Youth Services Librarian at Lincolnwood Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  15. Sarah Tattersall Sarah Tattersall, Member Aurora Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  16. Tina M Ruszala Tina M Ruszala, Member Youth and Teen Services Department Head at Palos Heights Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  17. Kelly Stulgate Kelly Stulgate, Past Manager Youth Services Manager at St. Charles Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  18. Kerry Bailey Kerry Bailey, Past Manager Tween Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  19. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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