Anyone can be a member. You don’t have to work in a library, serve on a library board, or be a member of a Friends of the Library organization. You only need to be interested in libraries and in the goals of the Association.
WLA funds the advocacy work of two legislative liaisons to represent the interests of all of WA’s libraries. They work with State legislators on state, regional and federal matters ranging from early literacy, school libraries, LSTA and other funding, electronic resources and collections, censorship, intellectual freedom, Friends’ groups, election of trustees, and everything in between.
IRS regulations require that we fund legislative activities solely through individual member dues, which makes institutional dues all the more important for funding other WLA activities and services. So it takes both individual and institutional members for WLA to sustain a relevant organization for all of our members, as well as continuing to be an effective advocate for WA libraries.
Washington’s citizens rely upon libraries to further their education, enhance their skills in the work place, fully function in today’s global society, and enrich and enjoy their daily lives. The Washington Library Association, with a membership of over 1,300 individuals and 48 institutions, provides the leadership needed to develop, improve, and promote library services to all Washington residents.
Have a question? Give us a call, 206-823-1138, or send an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WLA mailing address is: PO Box 33808, Seattle, WA 98133
Membership is valid for one year from your join/renewal date.
*WLA’s online membership application system is secure and encrypted.