Announcements & Updates
ELECTION OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 24
The 2022 election for new Executive Board members is open until Saturday, September 24. Results will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting on September 29,
Positions on the ballot include two voting seats (Vice-President, 3-year term; Member-At-Large, 2-year term) and one non-voting seat (Secretary-Treasurer, 3-year term). Full descriptions for the positions can be found in the WLA By-laws.
WLA members were sent 2022 election ballots by email on September 9. Contact Katrina Brown if you did not receive a ballot.
WLA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES PROPOSED BY-LAWS & DUES CHANGES
Wyoming Library Association President Conrrado Saldivar has announced that the WLA Executive Board has approved three proposals to be voted on by the membership at the September 29 business meeting during the annual conference. The proposals are available here as a PDF.
For those unable to attend the conference (register here!), we will be providing a Zoom link to the business meeting at a later time. If your membership has lapsed, you can renew it by logging into your account on the website.
Members are encouraged to read each of the proposals and direct questions to Conrrado. While there will be time for questions and discussion before each vote, the board would like to answer as many questions as possible prior to the meeting.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RELEASED
Pre-conferences will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and the conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30.
WLA PRESIDENT ENCOURAGES CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
I'm happy to announce that registration for the WLA Annual Conference is now open! We will be welcoming Camila Alire, Dean Emeritus of University of New Mexico Libraries, and author/illustrator Zak Pullen as our luncheon speakers.
Conference (Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30) and pre-conference (Wednesday, Sept. 28) registration information is now available. Breakout programs are currently being scheduled, and the program planning committee is extremely happy with the offerings. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you in Casper in late September!
WYOMING LIBRARIES LAUNCH NEW STATEWIDE ADVOCACY PROGRAM
The Wyoming Library Association, EveryLibrary, and the EveryLibrary Institute are pleased to announce a new advocacy partnership program to benefit libraries across Wyoming. The partnership is focused on building new and more positive visibility for libraries in communities, schools, and campuses in every corner of Wyoming.
More information can be found in the press release issued March 16, 2022.
WLA STANDS WITH UKRAINIAN LIBRARIANS
The Wyoming Library Association offers this message of support to our brave counterparts in Ukraine. As Ukrainians fight in their streets to protect their nation and its people from the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian Library Association (ULA) has responded to the call. In the midst of all this war, Ukrainian librarians are working to protect their cultural heritage – their nation’s identity and what it means to future generations. Librarians are training military and civilians in providing home-care for the injured, and have formed an “Internet Military” to defend Ukraine in cyberspace by waging war against misinformation. ULA has even created a national digital repository where precious information can be digitized and stored, protecting it for future generations.
Libraries, regardless of their political state, are entrusted with the education and history of their communities. In that regard, the Wyoming Library Association stands with our fellow Ukrainian librarians as they resist the ongoing and unprovoked attack from Russian forces.
STATEMENT FROM WLA EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Wyoming Library Association supports Campbell County Public Library and all Wyoming library workers as they protect First Amendment rights in their communities.
2021-2022 Book Award Winners
Many WLA committees and teams welcome new members at any time! Contact Conrrado Saldivar for more information.
Join your colleagues across the state and enjoy the benefits of WLA membership!
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Section meetings and workshops