Youth Services Section (YSS) of the Wisconsin Library Association provides several opportunities and resources:
- The YSS Blog Youth Services Shout-Out has great tips and information from contributors from around the state--read it and comment or contribute by sending in an idea!
- Early Literacy Calendars, created by YSS members around the state
- Elizabeth Burr/Worzolla Book Award Committee chooses the most distinguished books for youth published by Wisconsin authors each year
- Youth Services Guidelines offer some great standards for your own youth services department
Growing Wisconsin Readers is the state-wide initiative to help libraries reach out and help caregivers develop literacy skills with the children in their care.
Wisconsin Youth Services Showcase is a monthly update highlighting youth services programs and services, created by Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, the Youth and Special Services Coordinator for the Division for Libraries and Technology at the Department of Public Instruction.
Cooperative Children's Book Center is a terrific state resource, creating a yearly publication called CCBC Choices, offering various webinars and trainings throughout the year, and providing a robust Intellectual Freedom service to libraries facing a challenge to youth materials.
American Library Association has two sections that deal specifically with youth:
- Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) provides
- Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) provides