SAIL - Serving Adults in Libraries

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About SAIL

SAIL was established in 2013 as a WLA Section (formerly known as Interest Group) to support the needs of library staff in Washington State who provide adult services. In 2015 the WLA Board approved a proposal to merge the TRIP (Technology) and RIG (Reference) Sections into SAIL. 

In addition to supporting adult reference and technology in libraries, SAIL focuses on readers' advisory, health literacy, and workforce education for adult patrons in public and academic libraries throughout Washington State. 

The primary purpose of SAIL is to support librarians by:

  • Promoting programming for adults in libraries

  • Encouraging professional collaboration & networking

  • Conducting continuing education programs for library staff, particularly, but not exclusively, in the areas of reference and technology training and tools

SAIL @ 2016 WLA Conference

SAIL sponsored seven great sessions at the 2016 Annual WLA Conference, including a full-day preconference on Adult Programming. There was a social board games event at the Wednesday night Meet & Greet Reception. Please let us know what kinds of sessions you'd like to see for future conferences!

SAIL Resources 

Throughout 2013 and 2014 SAIL made a major effort to collect resources related to the Affordable Care Act and libraries. Visit our Resources page to find out more. Send us an email if you are aware of other resources we should be sharing.

Serving Adults in Libraries