WLA Mission

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

Register for the ALD/ACRL-WA & ACRL-OR Joint Fall Summit

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Registration is now open for the Academic Library Division/ACRL-WA & ACRL-OR Joint Fall Summit on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration to attend the virtual Summit is FREE for WLA/OLA members, $15 for non-member students, and $45 for non-members. OLA members are encouraged to contact OLA to receive their discount code.

WLA's Academic Library Division/ACRL-WA is providing scholarships to five individuals to attend the Summit. Awardees will also receive a year of WLA membership! To be considered for a scholarship and find eligibility requirements, please complete the Scholarship Application by Friday, October 15.

" "#WLA2021 Offers Keynote & Session Recordings

There's still time to register for #WLA2021! Did you miss the chance to attend live sessions? You 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 Dec. 31 for registrants

  • Recordings of every conference session available for on-demand viewing, including keynotes with Tracie D. Hall & Ijeoma Oluo, and Kelly Jones
  • 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

If you have questions, please reach out to the WLA Office at [email protected]

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.