Youth Services Subdivision

Purpose

  • To encourage active involvement of all librarians serving the needs of young people
  • To upgrade library service in reader and user guidance, reference, programming, public relations, collection development, and departmental management for all users of young people’s library resources

Activities

  • Provide workshops at the ILA Annual Conference
  • Present the Quality Time Award and the Bridge to Reading Award
  • Offers scholarships to state and national conferences

Who would benefit from membership?

Those who work with children and young adults

 

Performers Showcase 2022

The Youth Services Subdivision hosted our annual Performer’s Showcase at the beginning of November. The talent was amazing!! Thanks so much to all the performers who came out and shared with us. We had about 50 librarians in the room with us live and another 65 via zoom so thank you also for taking the time out of your busy schedules to support the amazing performers in Iowa and the Midwest.

Here’s a link to the YouTube video if you missed the show or would like to go back and look at some of the performances again. Contact information for each performer is at the very beginning of the whole video.

https://youtu.be/bENOpFmrEsU

2022 Subdivision Officers

Sheila Olson
Chair

Jenn Matters
Vice Chair

Brianne Anderson
Awards Chair

Keri Weston-Stoll
Secretary/Treasurer

Katie Dreyer
Keeper of Memories

Zach Stier
Exectuive Board Liaison

 

Click here for a list of subdivision members.

 


The Youth Services Subdivision (YSS) is committed to:

  • Encouraging active involvement of all librarians serving the needs of young people.
  • Upgrading library service in reader and user guidance, reference, programming, public relations, collection development, and departmental management for all users of young people's library resources.
  • Promoting cooperation and communication among librarians and others with mutual concerns.
  • Increasing public awareness of youth services.
  • Promoting quality basic professional education and encourage growth through continuing education.

 

MEETING MINUTES

October 2019 Business Meeting Minutes
October 2018 Business Meeting Minutes
October 2017 Business Meeting Minutes
October 2012 Business Meeting Minutes


AWARDS

The Youth Services Subdivision presents the Quality Time Award to someone who is a positive leader in youth services, who contributes to the library/youth services profession, and who is an overall exemplary professional.

The Youth Services Subdivision also sponsors the Bridge to Reading Picture Book Award.  The Bridge to Reading Picture Book Award purpose is to promote early literacy and reading to children through the introduction of quality picture books nominated by a committee of librarians, teachers, preschool and early literacy leaders. The award book will be chosen based on quality and characteristics of a good "read aloud". The award will engage children in the voting process and develop a lifelong love of books and reading.  Iowa libraries, day cares, and early childhood classrooms are encouraged to read the years selections to kids and allow the kids to vote.

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

 
 
 

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