WLA Virtual Conference

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Mark your calendars for the first ever WLA Virtual Conference on Tuesday, January 14, 2020! This all-day event will bring together library professionals from around Washington and the world to build connections and envision the future of libraries.

By holding this conference online, we’re able to lower the barriers of attending and presenting that many face due to limited staffing, funding, or location.

Meet our Virtual Conference Committee!


Sponsored By


University of Washington MLIS Program

The University of Washington’s MLIS program is among the most prestigious in the United States, offering a low student-to-faculty ratio and a strong track record of post-graduation employment in libraries, nonprofits and corporations. Study online or on-campus in Seattle.


Emporia State University
School of Library & Information Management

The Emporia SLIM MLS Program is an affordable hybrid of weekend classes in Portland, as well as online instruction, enabling face-to-face interaction with faculty and students. A full-time academic advisor is based in Portland.

The Virtual Conference has passed, but you may still register here to receive access to recordings of all sessions.

WLA Member $10 Registration opens Monday, November 18
Non-Member $30 Registration opens Wednesday, November 20


Conference Schedule

The Virtual Conference has three tracks: Career & Professional Development, Emergent Technologies, and Marketing & Communications. Our committee has given special consideration to programs that are scalable for small and rural libraries. Check out the conference schedule here!

Group Viewings

Group viewings are one great way to engage your staff, generate a discussion, and make the conference locally relevant. Groups can be as small as two to be effective! WLA encourages organizations to use our Group Viewing Guide to plan before, during, and after the virtual conference. For group pricing options, contact [email protected].

Conference Sponsorships Available

Don’t miss the chance to get your message out to approximately 900 attendees who will gather for the first-ever WLA Virtual Conference. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Don’t forget to pencil in these other upcoming WLA learning events:

  • WLA Academic Conference | March 20, 2020 | Ellensburg, WA
  • 2020 WLA Conference | October 7-10, 2020 | Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA
  • 2021 WLA Conference | September 30October 2, 2021 | Bellevue Marriott, Bellevue, WA