The School Library and Youth Services section works to keep its members up to date and abreast of the latest trends and issues in youth librarianship. It also serves as the platform for nominating literary works that are deemed excellent reads for youth in North Dakota. Furthermore, SLAYS is a driving force behind finding continuing education opportunities for its members.

Membership Benefits:

  • Leadership opportunities through becoming a section officer
  • Opportunities for networking and collaborating with other school and youth services librarians
  • Option to serve on the Flickertale (ND Youth Book Award) Committee


Current Section Officers:

Chair: Lesley Allan
Email Address: [email protected]
Williston Public Schools
Secretary: Carmen Redding
Email Address: [email protected]
North Dakota State Library
Chair-Elect: Sharri Mosser
Email Address: [email protected]
North Dakota State Library
Past Chair: Carmen Redding
Email Address: [email protected]
North Dakota State Library



Instructions for listserv:

Receive updates on section activities by subscribing to the SLAYS-NDLA listserv. Follow these steps to subscribe:

     1) Send an e-mail to [email protected]
     2) Leave the subject line blank of the e-mail
     3) In the body (not subject) of the e-mail enter:
         SUB NDLA-SLAYS yourfirstname yourlastname

You may also learn about our listservs here. 

Section Links:

Association for Library Service to Children


American Association of School Librarians


Young Adult Library Services Association