Youth Services Subdivision


  • 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


  • 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

Hosted by Ames Public Library on November 3, 2022 from 9:30am - 3:30pm. There is no cost to participate in this event.

Early bird registration is open to ILA’s Youth Services Subdivision members. Registration for non-members will open on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

If you have questions, please contact the YSS Chair, Sheila Olson at


2022 Subdivision Officers

Sheila Olson

Jenn Matters
Vice Chair

Brianne Anderson
Awards Chair

Keri Weston-Stoll

Katie Dreyer
Keeper of Memories

Zach Stier
Exectuive Board Liaison


Click here for a list of subdivision members.


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