Member Services Updates

Committee Roster | Member Services Updates

The mission of the Member Services Committee is to retain WLA members, ensure value is provided to new and existing members, and to develop the benefits of WLA membership to the library community.

Interested in getting involved? Email [email protected].


The new WLA Peer-to-Peer Book Challenge Support Group will offer Zoom gatherings for WLA members to share their experiences with book challenges, library challenges, and other issues encountered that relate to intellectual freedom.

The WLA Member Services Committee and Intellectual Freedom Section saw a need for these meetings, and the Member Services Committee will minimally facilitate them. The meetings are a member benefit, so there is no cost to attend. Upcoming meetings will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, October 21 | 2-3 p.m.
  • Monday, November 13 | 7-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18 | 2-3 p.m.

This group is not professionally facilitated or meant to replace professional resources. It is intended for peer-to-peer support only. This group will not be about legislative or activist work. The Member Services Committee is piloting this group for a limited time to gauge need and interest.

Registration to attend meetings is required. You must be logged into your WLA account to register. Attendees will receive Zoom access information the day before each meeting they sign up to attend. Attendees will be asked to read and agree to the WLA Code of Conduct as well as Support Group Ground Rules during registration.

Please contact the WLA Office at [email protected] or (206) 823-1138 if you have any questions.



The Member Services Committee is in the process of developing new member benefits, specifically while looking for ways to make membership and participation in WLA more accessible and useful to members and potential members from marginalized communities.

Did You Know?

All WLA members have access to a searchable Member Directory!

Benefits in the Works:

  • WLA digital storefront
  • Free academic library cards for WLA members
  • Biennial Salary and Benefits survey of all WA library workers
  • Introductory membership rate for new WLA members

To see our national survey of state library membership benefits and benefits ideas, click here.

Have an idea for a new member benefit? Email our co-chairs Hope Yeats and Sharalyn Williams!