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The Washington state Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL-WA) officially merged with WLA in September 2020. ACRL-WA is now WLA’s Academic Library Division (ALD) and is now recognized as ALD/ACRL-WA.

ACRL-WA began in 1980 and remains the Washington State chapter of ACRL. Founded in 1940, ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, and develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries.

ALD/ACRL-WA members are not required to be members of ACRL National. Please visit the ACRL Chapters page for more information on the relationship between ACRL National and Chapters, as well as for chapter resources.

ALD/ACRL-WA has over 340 members. Along with Individual Membership Benefits, members of ALD/ACRL-WA receive:
  • Member rate to the ACRL WA/OR joint conference hosted in Washington, every other year (usually a $10 discount off the non-member rate).
  • Bi-annual (Fall and Spring) newsletter delivered straight to your email inbox. (Newsletter is also freely available on our website and is delivered to non-member contacts of our organization as well).
  • Leadership opportunities - the ability to serve on the ACRL-Washington Board.
  • Networking at conferences and events.
  • Access to select ACRL National webinars.

Not a member of the ALD/ACRL-WA but want to join?

Find out more about how to join both WLA and the ALD/ACRL-WA. If you're already a member, you can add the Academic Library Division/ACRL-WA to an existing WLA membership.