2022 WLA Elections

" "Are you interested in getting involved as a leader on the WLA Board or in a WLA Division or Section? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Elections!

Nomination Application

Learn more about becoming a WLA leader at one of our upcoming Election Open Houses!

2022 Elections Timeline

Jun 16, 2021 – Nominations open (may nominate self or others)
Aug 11, 2021 – Nominations deadline
Aug 18 - Sept 15, 2021 – Online elections are open to all WLA members
Sept 21, 2021 – Election winners notified
Sept 22, 2021 – Election winners announced in WLA Wednesday
Jan 1, 2022 – New leadership terms begin

Nominations will open June 16, 2021 for all vacant 2022 WLA leadership positions, from the WLA Board of Directors to our Division and Section steering committees. 

If you have questions about any position, you may contact the WLA Office, or go the the current Board, Division, or Section roster to find contact information for the person that currently fills the position, or to whom the position reports. Please note that WLA Committee Chairs are appointed by the Board President and do not need to go through this election process.

Terms of office begin January 1, 2021, and are one year, unless otherwise noted.


 

Election Open Houses

If you are interested in getting involved as a leader on the WLA Board or in a WLA Division or Section, consider attending a virtual open house! You'll hear from current leadership, get your questions answered, and learn more about getting involved.

  • Open House #1 - Wednesday, July 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Register
  • Open House #2 - Thursday, July 29, 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Register
  • Open House #3 - Friday, July 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Register

WLA Board Positions

The below positions are open in 2022 and will be elected by the entire WLA membership.

  • Vice President/President-Elect (elected annually, serves later as President, then Past President, voting member)
  • Board Director, Public Library Division Representative (two-year term, elected in even-numbered years, voting member, candidates must be a member of the Public Library Division)
  • Board Director, School Library Division Representative (two-year term, elected in even-numbered years, voting member, candidates must be a member of the School Library Division)
  • Student Representative (elected annually, one-year term, non-voting/ex-officio member)
  • ALA Councilor (three-year term, voting member, candidates must be a member of both WLA and ALA)

WLA Division Positions

The below positions are open in 2022 and will be elected by Division members. Additional steering committee positions may be appointed by the incoming Chair. If you're interested in additional opportunities in a Division, view the Division Chair roster to contact the leadership of that Division.

Academic Library Division/ACRL-WA:

Special Library Division:

School Library Division:

Public Library Division:


WLA Section Positions

The below positions are open in 2022 and will be elected by Section members. Additional steering committee positions may be appointed by the incoming Chair. If you're interested in additional opportunities in a Section, view the Section Chair roster to contact the leadership of that Section.

CATS (Collection Development and Technical Services)

CAYAS (Children's and Young Adult Services)

CLAWS (College Libraries Across Washington State)

IFS (Intellectual Freedom Section)

LIFE (Leadership Is for Everyone)

LISS (Library and Information Student Section)

SAIL (Serving Adults in Libraries)

SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

WALE (Washington Library Employees)

WALT (Washington Library Trainers)

WLFFTA (Washington Library Friends, Foundations, Trustees and Advocates)