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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Forum Information

Youth Services Forum Bylaws

Meeting Minutes

Forum Leadership

  1. Christy Kepler Christy Kepler, Co-manager Oswego Public Library District
  2. Ellen Norton Conlin Ellen Norton Conlin, Co-manager Children's Librarian at Naperville Public Library
  3. Anne Kunzen Anne Kunzen, Member Youth Services Associate Librarian at Huntley Area Public Library District
  4. Heidi Knuth Heidi Knuth, Member Youth Services Librarian/Preschool Outreach Coordinator at Bloomingdale Public Library
  5. Irene Ciciora Irene Ciciora, Member Chicago Ridge Public Library
  6. Jennifer Abler Jennifer Abler, Member Oak Lawn Public Library
  7. Kerry Bailey Kerry Bailey, Member Tween Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  8. Lisel Ulaszek Lisel Ulaszek, Member Geneva Public Library District
  9. Tina M Ruszala Tina M Ruszala, Member Youth and Teen Services Department Head at Palos Heights Public Library
  10. Vincent G. Sovanski Vincent G. Sovanski, Member Community Outreach Specialist at Glenside Public Library District

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