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.




2024 CHAIR Cathy Pescinski, Teen Librarian, Shawano County Library
VICE-CHAIR Justin Keberlein, Youth Librarian, Kenosha Public Library
PAST CHAIR Alison Loewen, Youth Services Librarian, Mead Public Library  
SECRETARY Caitlin Schaffer, Youth Services Librarian, Oconomowoc Public Library 
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Valerie Spooner, Children's Librarian, Rusk County Community Library 
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Peter Blenski, Youth Services Manager, Pewaukee Public Library
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Jenna Gilles, Youth Services Librarian, Chippewa Falls Public Library
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Laci Sheldon, Youth Services Director, McIntosh Memorial Library 

Linda Jerome, Teen Librarian, La Crosse Public Library 


Meeting minutes are available to WLA members. Please sign in to see them. If you need assistance logging in, please contact [email protected] or call 608-245-3640.

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