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Documents and Links

  • Current YSS Bylaws
  • Draft YSS Bylaws will be reviewed at the YSS Retreat

Board Members:

 Amanda Weaver, Chair

Transylvania County Public Library

Tracy Bagnato, Secretary
Wake County Library

Helen Yamamoto, Treasurer
Morrisville Community Library

Alicia Finley, Director of Membership and Communications
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 

Jessica Reid, Director at Large

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Christin Hirleman, Scholarships Chair

Southern Pines Public Library

Janet West, NC Book Award Rep
Fuquay Community Library
Jasmine Rockwell, State Youth Consultant
NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources 
Joan Sherif, PLS Liaison    
Northwestern Regional Library

  As a member I am:

  • Dedicated to the library profession and the pursuit to provide quality library services to youth and families. Staying on trend by knowing my community and current library best practices.  
  • Part of a community of library professionals willing to share their knowledge and expertise on best practices and practical tips through our member email list and YSS-sponsored events.
  • Make a difference and impact library services around the state.
  • Eligible for YSS grants, scholarships, and discounts at NCLA events.

Who We Are: We are library professionals, at all levels, dedicated to providing quality services to children, young adults, and families across North Carolina.

What we offer our members: We provide opportunities for our members to increase their knowledge and understanding of library related issues, materials, services, and trends related to youth and families.

We partner with the State Library, local associations, and sections of NCLA to offer professional enrichment.  Some events include:

  • Biennial fall retreat
  • Summer Reading workshops
  • Sponsored conference events

How can I join?

All NCLA members are eligible to join YSS.  If you are new to NCLA, your membership includes one section choice at no charge. If you would like to add YSS to your current membership, there is only a $5 charge. Join us now!

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