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The Washington Library Association (WLA) is a resource for libraries and the people who make them great! WLA is a vibrant and effective advocate for libraries, library professionals and library allies. It’s also a community where its members learn, grow professionally, develop strong relationships and have fun.


Vote on the revisions to the WLA Bylaws

Earlier this year, the WLA Executive Board voted to change the WLA fiscal year and elected terms of office to align with the calendar year, as opposed to the former August-July and May-April terms respectively. The Board elected to make this change because the previous cycles caused issues with various budgets and stipends. The Board is confident that these changes will ensure a smoother transition between officers and budget years.

The WLA Board recently held a unanimous vote to approve all edits to the WLA Bylaws. It is now required that our members vote on these same changes. Please click here to review the revisions to the WLA Bylaws. When you are ready to cast your vote, click here to access the online voting form. The deadline to submit your vote is Monday, December 4.


 Mark your calendars for WLA 2018!


Next year WLA will return to beautiful Yakima, Washington, at the Yakima Convention Center. Mark your calendars for October 17-20, 2018!





Please enjoy the newest issue of Alki : November 2017 - The Conference Preview Issue   

Alki November 2017


The annual WLA Conference is a time to gain inspiration from our colleagues around the state, reflect on the important work that we do, and recharge our batteries with like-minded peers. In this Conference Preview issue of Alki we look ahead to WLA 2017 by previewing sessions for public, academic, and school librarians, talking with keynote speakers Martha Brockenbrough and Coe Booth, and offering our recommendations for downtown Tacoma's best food and drink. In addition to conference-related articles, the November issue features a piece on Washington State's amazing online art collection, a profile of the Early Learning Advisory Council's first official librarian, and our regular readers advisory, legislative, and humor columns.



Have a question for WLA? Please contact us:

Email: info@wla.org
Phone: 206-823-1138