Welcome readers & fellow UW students!

Mission Statement

iYouth is a student club at the University of Washington’s Information School. Our mission is to:

  1. Celebrate young adult and children’s literature, to support professional development for present and future children’s and youth services librarians
  2. Facilitate networking between University of Washington Information School (iSchool) students and youth services professionals
  3. Promote the exchange of ideas and interaction among its members
  4. Promote interest in young adult and children’s services at UW
  5. Utilize partnerships with other student organizations in achieving goals


Nate Halsan & Jei Lee — co-Presidents

Lois Haight — Secretary/Historian

Lisa Jordan — Treasurer

Tracy Foster — Publicity/Community Relations Officer

John Goddard — Webmaster

Lauren Furnish & Bobbi Demontigny — Online Representatives

Contact Information

To receive emails about iYouth events and items of interest, sign up for our listserv.

Email: iyouth.info@gmail.com

Mailing Address:

c/o The Information School
UW Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840

We have a lot of great resources here at the iSchool and in Seattle, and we think they should be shared. This page is an ongoing project, so be sure to check back later for updates and new resources.

Here are some of the upcoming events:

– iWelcome Week events (check the iSchool calendar)

– We’ll be at the iSchool Fair on Friday, September 20!

– iYouth Welcome Meeting on Wednesday September 25 in Mary Gates Hall 420 (exact time TBA)

Make sure to also check the blog or the Conference page for the latest information.

Within UW

UW has many faculty who have worked or do still work with youth, but here are some good people to start with:

– Eliza Dresang is the Cleary Professor of Children’s and Youth Services, and teaches courses such as LIS 565: Children’s Materials: Evaluation and Use

– Steve Del Veccio has worked as a children’s librarian, and teaches courses such as LIS 567: Public Library Services for Youth.

Outside UW

There are many organizations far and near that work with youth. Here’s a selection that might be useful:

– YALSA: This is the special interest group of the American Library Association (ALA) which focuses on Youth. Their website is rich with articles and useful information.

– Page Ahead: An early literacy program located in Seattle that provides great volunteer opportunities.

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