The Youth Services Advisory Council is an seven member group of librarians and library staff serving children and teens in public libraries. The Council advises the Office of Library and Information Services on library services for youth, and members strive to represent the entire community of youth services librarians by consulting regularly with colleagues in their region. Each Council member serves a two-year term; several members retire each spring and new members join each fall. In recruiting Council members, the Youth Services Coordinator selects both new and experienced children's librarians from diverse communities (rural, suburban, and urban from different geographical areas) and diverse service areas (children, teens, professional, and para-professional).
The objectives of the Council:
Diana Carvalho, Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian, Adams Public Library
Sarah Ornstein, Director, Davisville Free Library
Linda Archetto, Young Adult Librarian, Cranston Public Library
Jess George, Children's Librarian, East Greenwich Free Library
Rebecca Ott, Young Adult Librarian, Tiverton Public Library