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. May 28 2020

    Youth Services Forum Social Hour

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:30pm–6:30pm

  2. Aug 7 2020

    Youth Services Forum Meeting

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

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

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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
  2. Kerry Bailey Kerry Bailey, Co-manager Tween Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  3. Amber Creger Amber Creger, Board liaison Youth Department Director at Schaumburg Township District Library
  4. Ann Baillie Ann Baillie, Member Youth Librarian at Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
  5. Brandi Smits Brandi Smits, Member Orland Park Public Library
  6. Christy Kepler Christy Kepler, Member Oswego Public Library District
  7. Ellen Fitzgerald Ellen Fitzgerald, Member Naperville Public Library
  8. Heidi Knuth Heidi Knuth, Member Youth Services Librarian/Preschool Outreach Coordinator at Bloomingdale Public Library
  9. Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza Jennifer A Westbrook-Krusza, Member Richton Park Public Library District
  10. Jennifer Abler Jennifer Abler, Member Oak Lawn Public Library
  11. Kristi Miller Kristi Miller, Member Manager of Youth and Teen Services at Westmont Public Library
  12. Richard A Izzo Richard A Izzo, Member Youth Services Librarian at Lincolnwood Public Library District
  13. Sarah Tattersall Sarah Tattersall, Member Aurora Public Library
  14. Anne Kunzen Anne Kunzen, Manager-Elect Youth Services Associate Librarian at Huntley Area Public Library District
  15. Beth McCloskey Beth McCloskey, Manager-Elect Itasca Community Library
  16. Lisel Ulaszek Lisel Ulaszek, Past Manager Sycamore Public Library
  17. Tina M Ruszala Tina M Ruszala, Past Manager Youth and Teen Services Department Head at Palos Heights Public Library
  18. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association

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