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.


Member Spotlight - Ann Baillie
April 24, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Ann Baillie. Ann is the manager of the ILA Youth Services Forum. We asked Ann to tell us a little about herself and answer a few professional and amusing questions. Continue reading to find out more about&…
Nominations for ILA’s Youth Services Awards Now Open
April 24, 2023
Do you know an outstanding Youth Services librarian? Nominate them for an ILA Award! ILA offers two awards specifically geared at Youth Services librarians: the Youth Services Achievement Award and the Youth Services Librarian of the Year Award. The …
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…

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  1. Aug 23 2024

    Youth Services Forum (YSF) Open Meeting

    Friday, Aug 23, 2024 10:00am

  2. Sep 20 2024

    Youth Services Forum (YSF) Open Meeting

    Friday, Sep 20, 2024 10:00am

  3. Oct 25 2024

    Youth Services Forum (YSF) Open Meeting

    Friday, Oct 25, 2024 10:00am

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Forum Leadership

  1. Monica Tapia Boyer Monica Tapia Boyer, Board liaison Senior Manager of Children's Services at Aurora Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  2. Alissa Raschke-Janchenko Alissa Raschke-Janchenko, Member New Lenox Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  3. Jennifer A Peterson Jennifer A Peterson, Member Youth Services Supervisor at Indian Trails Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  4. Maddy Belk Maddy Belk, Member Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2024
  5. Brandi Smits Brandi Smits, Past Manager Orland Park Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  6. Becca Boland Becca Boland, Staff liaison iREAD Content and Development Manager at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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