WLA Mission

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


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Celebrate the Holidays with WLA!

Are you looking for a special gift for a colleague or loved one? Consider making a donation that celebrates library advocacy — or give the gift of membership! Our 2021 Holiday Giving Special offers the opportunity to donate to the Washington Library Association in the name of a library advocate — or to give the gift of membership. Gift memberships grant one or more recipients of your choice member benefits for a full year.

This opportunity for WLA 2020 Holiday Giving donations or gift memberships will be available through Dec. 31. Wishing you happy holidays from WLA!


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

Registration remains open to receive recordings for the Academic Library Division/ACRL-WA & ACRL-OR Joint Fall Summit that took place Friday, November 5, 2021.

Registration 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 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.