WLA Mission

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


 A blue beaker set against a light blue and coral-colored background2021 WLA Library Career Lab

Registration is still open for the 2021 WLA Library Career Lab! Are you looking for an introduction to a career in libraries? A career reset? Professional development ideas or guidance? The Library Career Lab is here for you!

This virtual, month-long program will feature resume review, interview “speed dating,” various panel discussions, and more. Sessions will be recorded and available for viewing later in the month. Contact the WLA Office if you have any questions.


Submit Votes for the WLA Book Awards

Be sure to submit your students' votes for the 2021 WLA Book Awards! Voting closes for all four awards on Friday, May 28 (and winners will be announced Monday, June 7). Votes can be cast at the following links:

Voted already? Check out the 2022 nominees for the following awards: WCCPBA, Sasquatch Award, and OTTER Award. Please contact the WLA Office if you have any questions.

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.