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The Washington Library Association (WLA) is a resource for libraries and the people who make them great! WLA is a vibrant and effective advocate for libraries, library professionals and library allies. It’s also a community where its members learn, grow professionally, develop strong relationships and have fun.


Change in Election Cycle for 2018 Leadership Positions

WLA will be making a call for nominations in mid-June for all open Board, Section, and Division positions. Election nominations are due August 1, with candidate statements due by August 15th. The voting period will take place September 1-30, and winners will be announced by October 2nd. (Committee Chairs are appointed by the WLA President and do not go through this election process.)

Positions will run January-December, 2018. This change to the election cycle was made in part to align elected terms with WLA’s fiscal year. If you have questions, please contact the WLA office.


Nominations Are Open for WLA Merit Awards

There are some creative, resourceful and hard-working library staff in our state. Now is the time to show them your appreciation. All WLA awards nominations are now live. All nominations must be received by July 1. Visit the WLA Merit Awards page to learn more about our Association, Division, and Section awards and to find nomination forms and criteria.


The Alki Editorial Committee Needs YOU

With a number of terms expiring soon, Alki, the journal of the Washington Library Association, is seeking committed, engaged library professionals like never before!

Editor (effective August 2017): The Alki Editor is responsible for providing a balanced mixture of relevant, thoughtful articles and features on the issues and concerns of all library personnel. The editor also ensures that the journal is a responsive and inspirational voice reflecting WLA to a diverse library community. The Alki Editor is contracted to a two year term with a modest stipend.

Editoral Committee Members (effective July and August 2017): Alki will need to fill six committee slots this year and are looking for members who are thoughtful, motivated, curious, and in possession of excellent writing skills. Committee members help brainstorm future issues and contribute content. Editorial Committee members serve a two year term.

You can take a look at the current roster and the official duties of the committee. Interested? Contact Sheri Boggs, Alki Editorial Committee Chair.  


Have a question for WLA? Please contact us:

Email: info@wla.org
Phone: 206-823-1138