Youth Services Forum (YSF)













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



News

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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Events

  1. Oct 9 2020

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

    Friday, Oct 9, 2020 10:00am–12:00pm

    Via Zoom

  2. Nov 6 2020

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

    Friday, Nov 6, 2020 10:00am–12:00pm

    Zoom

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Forum Information

Youth Services Forum Bylaws

YSF Committee Job Descriptions

YSF Meeting Minutes


Forum Leadership

  1. Kelly Stulgate Kelly Stulgate, Co-manager Youth Services Manager at St. Charles Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2030
  2. Kerry Bailey Kerry Bailey, Co-manager Tween Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  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. Heidi Knuth Heidi Knuth, Member Youth Services Librarian/Preschool Outreach Coordinator at Bloomingdale Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  9. Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza, Member Richton Park Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  10. Jennifer Abler Jennifer Abler, Member Oak Lawn Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  11. Kristi Miller Kristi Miller, Member Manager of Youth and Teen Services at Westmont Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  12. Richard A Izzo Richard A Izzo, Member Youth Services Librarian at Lincolnwood Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  13. Sarah Tattersall Sarah Tattersall, Member Aurora Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2021
  14. Anne Kunzen Anne Kunzen, Manager-Elect Youth Services Associate Librarian at Huntley Area Public Library District
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  15. Beth McCloskey Beth McCloskey, Manager-Elect Itasca Community Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  16. Lisel Ulaszek Lisel Ulaszek, Past Manager Sycamore Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  17. Tina M Ruszala Tina M Ruszala, Past Manager Youth and Teen Services Department Head at Palos Heights Public Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  18. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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