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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:

Larissa Farrell
Duxbury Free Library
77 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA 02332

Section Committee:

Past Chair Jessica Lamarre       
Duxbury Public Library                                            
Vice Chair
Marissa Antosh Norfolk Public Library
Secretary Martha Boksenbaum
 Chelsea Public Library
Conference Committee Liaison Marissa Antosh  Norfolk Public Library
At-Large West Erin Daly
Chicopee Public Library
At-Large Northeast Noelle Boc  Tewksbury Public Library
At-Large Southeast Katrina Ealy  Holbrook 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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