This is an exciting time for Washington libraries. By joining together we have a strong voice advocating for libraries of all types. In the last few years we have all faced challenges regarding the future of libraries. Together we can raise awareness to the role of libraries, not just as a place to borrow books, but as a learning place, a place where knowledge is created and where work gets done.
WLA is a member-driven organization. Through our collective energy and effort we will create the future of this organization and ensure the future of Washington libraries. We invite you to get involved. In December the WLA board will formally establish WLMA as an Interest Group.
Please visit the WLA website – www.wla.org - to learn more about the committees and Interest Groups that already exist. We welcome your participation. In the next few months, we will be working to migrate existing WLMA information and resources to the WLA website.
If you have questions about WLA feel free to contact the WLA office:
The Washington Library Media Association is a volunteer organization that provides networking opportunities and professional support for teacher-librarians, library paraprofessionals, parents, teachers and administrators. We work to ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of ideas and information by providing:
support for information and technology literacy instruction,
reading advocacy for lifelong learning and enrichment and
equitable access to information resources and services