WLA Committees

About WLA Committees

Thank you for your interest in WLA's Standing Committees! Whether you're new to WLA or a longtime volunteer, we would love for you to get involved.

Committee Chairs are appointed by the WLA President. Committee members are appointed by the Committee Chair. Committee terms are a minimum of one year. Committee Chairs and Committee Members will be asked at the end of their one-year term if they would like to serve an additional one-year term. Committees are required to maintain Divisional balance, meaning all committees will consist of a minimum of one member from each of WLA's four Divisions.  
Committee members should:    

  • Participate in the meetings and activities of the committee.    
  • Have an interest in the work of the committee.    
  • Be a WLA Member

Questions? Contact [email protected]. Click the links below to learn more about each committee.


Advocacy
  – Plan, develop, and promote library advocacy initiatives for WLA.
 

Alki Editorial – Provide direction to the Alki editor and contribute to the Alki journal.
 

 

Conference – Provide planning and support for the WLA Annual Conference.

   


Finance
 
– Provide financial analysis, recommendations, and oversight of WLA budget.

 
   


Grants and Partnerships
 Seek out, plan, and apply for grant opportunities for WLA.

 
 

Legislative – Work closely with the WLA Lobbyist on legislative issues effecting libraries of all kinds. Subcommittee of Advocacy Committee.
 

Marketing and Communications – Expand and enhance the presence of the organization through social media and other channels.
 

Member Services – Provide direction in member recruitment, engagement, and retention.
   


Professional Development
 – Plan, develop, and promote opportunities that engage WLA membership, including oversight of the WLA Scholarship process and mentorship opportunities.

 

 

WLA School Library Division Book Award Committees

William C. Towner Award – Read and promote informational texts for grades 2-6 that are nominated by readers, teachers, and librarians from around the state, culminating in a vote by WA students.

Sasquatch Award – Read and promote novels for grades 4-6 that are nominated by readers, teachers, and librarians from around the state, culminating in a vote by WA students.

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA) – Read and promote picture books for grades K-3 that are nominated by readers, teachers, and librarians from around the state, culminating in a vote by WA students.

OTTER (Our Time To Enjoy Reading) Award Read and promote books for for transitional readers in grades 1-3 that are nominated by readers, teachers, and librarians from around the state, culminating in a vote by WA students.

 

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