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 & have fun.

Deadline Extended for WLA Graduate Study Scholarships

The Washington Library Association awards one or more Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarships annually to WLA members who are enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS degree program and have completed at least one semester or quarter. The scholarships are up to $6,000 per recipient. Applicants are evaluated based on demonstrated potential for leadership in the profession and commitment to libraries and library service.

The deadline is now October 7, 2016. Learn more here.

Registration for the 2016 HackWLMA Conference is OPEN


This October 14-15, join your colleagues on the beautiful Highline College campus in Des Moines for a two full days of preconference sessions and unconference-style professional development, including:

Keynote speakers:

Steve Hargadonfounder and director of the Learning Revolution Project
John SchuScholastic's Library Ambassador @MrSchuReads 

  • Saturday session topics including Reading Advocacy, MakerSpaces, Information Technology, School & Public Library Partnerships, and many more
  • Saturday evening OSPI Candidates Forum sponsored by WLMA and WSPTA 
  • Opportunities for professional networking and collaboration
  • Exhibitor hall, local authors galore, and so much more!

Learn more and register HERE!

Registration for the 2016 WALE Conference is LIVE!

WALE Conference 2016

 Learn more and register HERE

2016 WLA Bylaws


Have a question for WLA? Please contact us:

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