WLA Mission

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


2020 Holiday Giving

Do you supervise or mentor library staff? Are you looking for a meaningful way to recognize them during the holidays? Starting on Giving Tuesday, December 1, make a donation in a colleague or loved one’s name, or give the gift of an annual membership! A donation of $50 or more will grant a single recipient of your choice membership and all of its benefits for a full year, including:

  • Discounted rates for WLA conferences and workshops.
  • Weekly e-newsletters of library news and opportunities
  • Access to Divisions and interest-based Sections
  • Opportunities to serve on statewide committees or leadership positions
  • New connections within the state’s library community

Access to #WLA2020 Session Recordings

Thank you to everyone who made #WLA2020 so successful! We had over 1,400 attendees join us from across Washington and beyond.

Did you miss the chance to attend live sessions? Never fear – registered attendees can still take advantage of the great learning and networking opportunities through our extended-access virtual conference platform!

All of these great features will be available through December 31 for registrants:

  • Recordings of every conference session available for on-demand viewing, including keynotes
  • Downloadable handouts, slide decks, and resource guides from conference presenters
  • Contact information and downloadable materials from exhibitors
  • Community forums to continue to connect with your peers

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.