Advisors are appointed by the WLA Executive Board and serve two-year terms, with half expiring each year.
Ad hoc committees are appointed by the president or advisors as needed to accomplish a specific task and serve until that task is completed. The chair of each ad hoc committee submits a report in writing to the president by a date specified by the president, who is responsible for summarizing and communicating these reports to the association membership.
Book Awards Advisor
Richard Landreth, Lincoln County Library System, (307) 877-6961
The advisor works with the three book award committees to create a successful awards program. The advisor appoints new members to the book award committees when needed.
Elizabeth Thorson, Laramie County Library System, (307) 773-7230
The advisor assists in disseminating information regarding WLA programs and activities, in developing and releasing library advocacy material, and in establishing an effective public "voice" for the association. The advisor reviews and edits all WLA graphical or published materials prior to dissemination to ensure the professional quality of all materials, and serves ex-officio on the Executive Board and the Conference Committee.
Constitution and Bylaws Advisor
Deborah McCarthy, University of Wyoming Coe Library, (307) 766-4228
The advisor makes recommendations for revisions to the constitution and bylaws.
Financial Auditing Advisor
Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library, (307) 777-7281
The advisor audits the financial records of the association using the Agreed Upon Procedures check list for each fiscal year. The advisor presents a final report at the February meeting of the Executive Board and recommends a professional audit of the financial records of the association as needed (at least every five years).Intellectual Freedom Advisor
The Intellectual Freedom Advisor is the ALA Councilor, and provides services to association members and all Wyoming libraries on questions of intellectual freedom.
Leadership Coordinators (two positions)
The coordinators grow and groom the future leaders of the association. They work with interest group leaders to create successful interest groups, work with the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute coordinator(s) to create a successful leadership program, and work with the president and the Nominations and Elections Advisor to find appropriate candidates for advisor positions, association offices, and the Interest Group representative to the Executive Board. The coordinators share one vote on the Executive Board.
The advisors form and chair an ad hoc committee for finding candidates for association offices and for conducting elections in accordance with the association’s bylaws.
Wyoming Library Leadership Institute Advisor
The advisor coordinates all aspects of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute and serves as a member of the Executive Board.