The WLA Office will be closed Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, May 31.


WLA Mission

The Washington Library Association leads, advocates, educates, and connects.


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Did you know that the Washington Library Association offers seven scholarships each year for graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education studies? Are you interested in applying, but don’t know where to start?

In partnership with the Washington State Library, the WLA Professional Development Committee invites librarians, MLIS students, teacher-librarians, and paraprofessionals to learn more about funding opportunities at our Scholarship Application Workshop on Tuesday, June 7 at 9 a.m.

Register in advance! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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Access the Conference Platform!

Our 2022 conference app and site are now live! If you're registered, you can access the conference site from your web browser or via the mobile app.

  • Website: Open Whova using Chrome as your internet browser.
    • Create an account using the email address associated with your registration.
    • If you’ve already created your account or you have used Whova in the past, sign in. You will be taken straight to the conference site.
  • Mobile App: Open this Download page in your smartphone’s web browser, or search “Whova” in your app store.
    • Download the app, then search and select “2022 WLA Conference.”
    • Click “Join” and "Sign In"
    • If you're new, create an account using the email address associated with your registration.
    • If you’ve already created your account or you have used Whova before, sign in. You will be taken straight to the conference site.

Statement on Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read

The Washington Library Association has released an updated Statement on Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read. Read the statement in full on WLA's Intellectual Freedom Section (IFS) site, and explore other free resources related to intellectual freedom and freedom from censorship.

Want to become a member of IFS? Joining the section is free with WLA membership. Add the section to your existing membership or request to join by contacting the WLA Office.


WLA Statement on Anti-Racism

The Washington Library Association decries the brutality Black communities experience from those charged to protect and serve. Libraries are providers of vital resources for historically underserved communities, and this work has never been more important than it is now. We are responsible for continuing to do this difficult, sometimes painful work that demands we address our biases and how they impact our ability to serve our communities equitably. We urge library professionals across Washington to fight for Black lives, actively oppose systemic oppression and police brutality, and prioritize anti-racism in all that we do. The WLA Board is committed to doing this anti-racist work within our association. To be silent is to be complicit.

For resources regarding anti-racism, click here.