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Youth Services Section

Section Mission:

The object of the Youth Services Section shall be to promote library service to youth; to promote the profession of youth librarianship; to further the awareness of youth within the profession as well as the community at large, and to aid in implementing standards for public library services for children and young adults in Massachusetts.

Section Chair:

Marissa Antosh
Duxbury Free Library
77 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA 02332
Section Committee:

Past Chair Larissa DuBois      
Duxbury Public Library                                            
Conference Committee Liaison Carol Gafford
Swansea Public Library
Secretary Katrina Ireland-Bilodeau
 Northborough Free Library
Member at Large West
Ellen Sulzyck
 Springfield Public Library
Member at Large Northeast
Martha Boksenbaurm
Chelsea Public Library
Member at Large Southeast
Larissa Farrell
Duxbury Public Library


Meeting Schedule:

Visit the MLA Calendar for meeting dates and locations.

Helpful Resources:

YSS Bylaws - amended March 2012

MLA Standards for Public Library Service to Children in Massachusetts
MLA Standards for Public Library Service to Young Adults in Massachusetts 

MSLA and YSS/MLA Joint Statements:
     Statement on School/Public Library Collaboration (Adopted 2006)
     School/Public Library Services to ChildrenA Common Purpose with Similarities and Differences
     Joint Statement on Collection Development in Schools and Public Libraries 

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