Youth Services Forum (YSF)

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


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 …
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…

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  1. Nov 22 2019

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

    Friday, Nov 22, 2019 11:00am–3:00pm

    Itasca Community Library, 500 W Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL 60143

  2. Feb 7 2020

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

    Friday, Feb 7, 2020 11:00am–3:00pm

    Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  3. Apr 24 2020

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020 11:00am–3:00pm

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

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Forum Information

Youth Services Forum Bylaws

Meeting Minutes

Forum Leadership

  1. Lisel Ulaszek Lisel Ulaszek, Co-manager Sycamore Public Library
  2. Tina M Ruszala Tina M Ruszala, Co-manager Youth and Teen Services Department Head at Palos Heights Public Library
  3. Amber Creger Amber Creger, Board liaison Youth Department Director at Schaumburg Township District 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. Kelly Stulgate Kelly Stulgate, Member Librarian at St. Charles Public Library District
  9. Kerry Bailey Kerry Bailey, Manager-Elect Tween Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  10. Christy Kepler Christy Kepler, Past Manager Oswego Public Library District
  11. Ellen Norton Conlin Ellen Norton Conlin, Past Manager Children's Librarian at Naperville Public Library
  12. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association

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