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.

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.