YOUTH SERVICES SECTION

PURPOSE

The Wisconsin Library Association's Youth Services Section (YSS) advocates for professional empowerment, collaboration, and innovative, inclusive, and intentional service. To that end, YSS provides a forum and resources for people in Wisconsin's libraries who share a commitment to serving children and young adults, their parents, caregivers, and teachers. It is a vital, dynamic group whose interests focus on providing quality library service and encouraging literacy and library use. YSS members include public and school library staff, library trustees and library supporters who work together to benefit youth in Wisconsin. To become a member simply check the YSS box on your WLA membership or renewal form. To become actively involved, please contact the current YSS Chair or Chair-elect to find out more about committee and conference opportunities for volunteering.

Youth Services Shout-Out-YSS! Blog

An up-to-date spot for librarians around Wisconsin to find relevant news, events, and resources.


EVENTS

Youth Services Section (YSS) Webinar:  Social Emotional Learning Resources

Thursday, December 15

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Free for WLA Members, $25 for Nonmembers

Join YSS for one final professional development webinar of 2022.  Librarians often play a role in the healing journey of their patrons, from being a listening ear to offering services.  It can be challenging to address these tough situations, but two librarians will be sharing how their libraries have addressed social emotional learning. Jayme from Milton Public Library will be sharing their experience with the Healing Library resources. The Healing Library is a series of kits designed to make a family's journey of healing following a trauma easier to navigate and personalize. Jenna from Chippewa Falls Public Library will then be diving into kits that her library created from grant funds made available to them through their library system.  Participants will leave the webinar with all the resources they'll need to create social emotional awareness kits at their own library. 

Presenters:  Jenna Gilles, Youth Services Assistant, Chippewa Falls Public Library; Jayme Anderson, Children's Librarian & Assistant Director, Milton Public Library.

 

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LEADERSHIP

CHAIR Claire Parrish
VICE-CHAIR Alison Loewen
PAST CHAIR Jenny Wegener
SECRETARY Caitlin Schaffer
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Melissa Carollo
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Ashley Borman
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Taylor Wilcox
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Murray Johnson
WLA BOARD LIAISON

Linda Jerome


MEETING MINUTES

2022 | February 

2021 | January • March • April • May • September • October • December

2020 | January • February • April • May • August • September • November

2019 | January 14February 19 • March 26 • August 23 • September 20

2018 | January 26 • February 17 • March 29 • May 22 • August 14  October 10 • September 25

2017 | January 11 •  February 16 • March 22 • August 23 • September 11 • December 5

To access archival YSS material, please contact the WLA Office at [email protected]