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WLA sent a letter of support to the Ohio Library Council for their efforts to make eBooks available to public libraries.  While progress is being made in this area there is still more work to be done to ensure that libraries are able to provide access to digital content.  Here is a message from the OLC about their efforts: eBook Access For All

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 WLA 2016 Annual Conference Request for Proposals is now Open!

Please share this RFP with your library-related networks, program partners, advocate organizations and with any colleagues who may not be WLA members. 

Program proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 Washington Library Association Conference at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, April 27-29. All proposals from public, school, academic and special libraries, library staff and advocates, will be considered. Now is the time to reach out to the dynamic presenters in your professional communities or share your own skills and experience by leading a Conference Session or a Preconference Workshop. Or show off your library's latest, greatest successes by participating in the Spotlight on Success!

  • Proposals are due no later than July 7 - (This will allow extra time for those returning from holiday weekend or ALA Conference).
  • Primary Contacts will be notified of proposal status by August 7.
  • All Preconference Workshops will be held April 27.
  • All Conference Sessions will be held April 28-29.
  • Spotlight on Success will be held April 28-29.

To submit a Preconference Workshop proposal (3-7hrs long), please use this form.
To submit a Conference Session proposal (75 minutes long), please use this form.
To submit a Spotlight on Success proposal (table displays), please use this form.

If you have questions regarding conference programs or this proposal process, please contact the program team below. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

-- 2016 Conference Program Chairs, Cathy Grant & Emily Keller
-- WLA Conference Program Coordinator, Kate Laughlin 

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2015 WLMA Conference
Yakima Red Lion and Conference Center, Yakima, WA
October 15-17, 2015

2015 WALE Conference
Campbell's Resort, Lake Chelan, WA
October 26-28, 2015

2016 WLA Conference
The Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA
April 27-29, 2016