Youth Services Forum (YSF)

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The Youth Services Forum addresses the needs and interests of those concerned with quality library service for children.



News

Forum Spotlight - Youth Services Forum
September 15, 2022
The Youth Services Forum is currently working on events, a booth, and presentations for the upcoming conference. This year we are excited to once again work with the iRead committee to bring back the Youth Services Breakfast event. Ang…
Mandy O'Brien is the Recipient of the 2022 Youth Services Achievement Award
September 9, 2022
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Youth Services Achievement Award to Mandy O’Brien, Youth Services Advisory Specialist at the Skokie Public Library. This annual award is presente…
Jess Alexander is the Recipient of the 2022 Youth Services Librarian of the Year Award
September 9, 2022
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Youth Services Librarian of the Year Award to Jess Alexander, Youth Services Librarian at the Morton Grove Public Library. This annual award, presented by t…

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Events

  1. Feb 10 2023

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

    Friday, Feb 10, 2023 10:00am–12:00pm

    Zoom

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Forum Leadership

  1. Ann Baillie Ann Baillie, Manager Youth Librarian at Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  2. Monica Tapia Boyer Monica Tapia Boyer, Board liaison Senior Manager of Children's Services at Aurora Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  3. Aimee A. Villet Aimee A. Villet, Forum liaison Youth Services Director at Glen Carbon Centennial Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  4. Alissa Raschke-Janchenko Alissa Raschke-Janchenko, Member New Lenox Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  5. Brandi Smits Brandi Smits, Member Orland Park Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  6. Dana K Fanslow Dana K Fanslow, Member Fox River Grove Memorial Library
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  7. Jennifer A Peterson Jennifer A Peterson, Member Youth Services Librarian at Indian Trails Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  8. Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza, Member Richton Park Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  9. Kelly Stulgate Kelly Stulgate, Member Youth Services Manager at St. Charles Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  10. Kristi Miller Kristi Miller, Member Manager of Youth and Teen Services at Westmont Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  11. Lisel Ulaszek Lisel Ulaszek, Member Sycamore Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  12. Maddy Belk Maddy Belk, Member Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  13. Niki Marabotti Niki Marabotti, Member Manager of Grade School Services at Gail Borden Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  14. Steven Marshall Steven Marshall, Member Head of Youth & Teen Services at Plainfield Area Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  15. Tina M Ruszala Tina M Ruszala, Member Youth and Teen Services Department Head at Palos Heights Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  16. Christy Kepler Christy Kepler, Past Manager Oswego Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  17. Jennifer Abler Jennifer Abler, Past Manager Oak Lawn Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  18. Kristin Pekoll Kristin Pekoll, Staff liaison Conference and Continuing Education Manager at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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