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.
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.
MLA Standards for Public Library Service to Children in Massachusetts
MSLA and YSS/MLA Joint Statements
Statement on School/Public Library Collaboration (Adopted 2006)
School/Public Library Services to Children: A Common Purpose with Similarities and Differences
(Adopted April 1994)
Joint Statement on Collection Development in Schools and Public Libraries
(Adopted February 1995)
YSS Bylaws - amended March 2012
||Chelmsford Public Library
||Tewksbury Public Library
||Chicopee Public Library
||Burlington Public Library
|Conference Committee Liaison
||Massachusetts Library System
||Public Library of Brookline
||Meekins Library, Williamsburg