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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.


Accepting Program Proposals for the 2017 Washington Library Association Annual Conference

All proposals from academic, public, school and special library staff, advocates and community partners will be considered. Now is the time to reach out to the dynamic presenters in your communities or share your own skills and experience by leading a Session or Workshop at:  

WLA Annual Conference
November 1-4, Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA

  • Due to popular demand, the deadline for the Annual Conference has been extended to February 28.
  • The person who submitted the proposal will be notified of the outcome by March 20.
  • Programs on all topics of relevance to libraries of any kind are sought, from 75 minute sessions to 3-4 hour workshops.
  • Presenters are encouraged to request permission from their employers to attend the conference(s) before submitting proposals.
  • To submit a program proposal, please use this form. To submit multiple proposals, use a new form for each program.

You may direct questions to the WLA office at info@wla.org or (206) 823-1138. We look forward to receiving your proposals!


Library Legislative Day

On March 16, 2017, librarians, trustees and library supporters will gather in Olympia to visit with legislators and share their stories about how libraries support the educational attainment levels of Washingtonians and contribute to the health of local economies. Every voice is important and we hope you will join us on March 16th to tell your story!

We hope many of you will offer to share your skills and experience with our WA library communities!


Have a question for WLA? Please contact us:

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