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.

Check the MLA Calendar for dates and locations around the state. All members are welcome at meetings, either in person or virtually.

Section Committee:



Erin Daly


Chicopee Public Library



Jessica Lamarre


Duxbury Public Library

Past Chair


Sharon Colvin


Chelmsford Public Library

Conference Committee Liaison


Erin Daly


Chicopee Public Library

At-Large Metrowest

Robin Brenner

Public Library of Brookline


At-Large Northeast




At-Large Southeast



At-Large Western

Meg Anastasi


Meekins Library, Williamsburg



Helpful Resources: 

MLA Standards for Public Library Service to Children in Massachusetts

MSLA and YSS/MLA Joint Statements

YSS Bylaws - amended March 2012

The 2010 revision of the Standards for Public Library Service to Young Adults in Massachusetts has been approved by the MLA Executive Board and YSS members voted to approve it at the YSS Annual Meeting during the MLA conference last April.


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