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Youth and Family Services Forum Announcements

Upcoming Event

Thursday, June 4 at 2:00pm 

Connected Learning for Teens
Looking for ways to transform services being offered to teens at your library? The YFS forum welcomes Sue LaParo (Library of Virginia) and Asa Heyward ( Suffolk Public Library) for this thought-provoking and interactive session exploring ways to better serve your teens through a Connected Learning approach.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85246162600?pwd=MXFmeW9VTkdJelZzZlcyclM5dExJdz09

Meeting ID: 852 4616 2600
Password: 587484


Membership

Membership in the Youth and Family Services Forum is open to all members of the Virginia Library Association with an interest in Youth Services. To join the forum, login to VLA.org and edit your profile to add the Youth Services Forum to your list of forums.   


Committee Information

Purpose: To promote quality library services and programs for all children from birth to young adult throughout Virginia.

Objectives:

1.    To provide members and other library staff with information about resources and programs for all families from birth to young adult.

2.    Encourage the exchange of information and ideas about library resources, programs, and concerns among those who work directly with children, young adults and/or new or veteran parents.

3.    To advocate for quality library services and programs to all children from birth to young adult.

4.    To promote reading as a lifelong and enjoyable aspect of life.

5.    To promote diversity, equity and inclusion services from birth to young adult. 

 

Officers: Youth and Family Services Forum officers include Chair and bylaws/Chair-Elect. The Executive Committee of the Youth and Family Services Forum includes Chair, by-laws/Chair-Elect, Immediate Past Chair, Social Media Coordinator, Secretary and regional representatives.

Responsibilities

Leadership

A. Chair

  • Pay Association dues by January 1 of each year in office.
  • Attend VLA Council meetings and participate in Association affairs.
  • Initiate and maintain communication with forum members.
  • Plan, promote, and sponsor forum activities, continuing education programs, and annual conference programs as needed.
  • Maintain record of forum activities; preserve and pass on to successors a record of work and activities with recommendations for change or actions.

B.Chair-Elect

  • Pay Association dues by January 1 of each year in office.
  • Attend Youth Services Forum meetings and participate in Association affairs.
  • Assist chair in preparing agenda, program planning, and budget preparation.
  • Attend at least two VLA Council meetings.

C. Immediate Past Chair

  • Be a member of the conference committee for one year to encourage youth services participation and help with other duties as needed.

D. Regional Representatives

  • Pay Association dues by January 1 of each year in office and participate in Association affairs.
  • Attend meetings of the Youth Services Forum.
  • Plan, promote, and sponsor programs as needed and identified through email, phone, social media, and/or in person.
  • Serve a two-year term.

Useful Links

Professional Development

Useful Links

Youth Services Forum Records