2020 Wyoming Library Association Conference


October 8-9, 2020

Clarion Inn at Platte River

Casper, Wyoming

Another Successful Conference!

Attendance was up at the 2019 Wyoming Library Association conference that was held August 7-9 with 141 attendees and 24 vendors. In addition to the pre-conference sessions, fabulous keynote with PC Sweeney, and Ron Franscell’s author luncheon, there were 35 breakout sessions conducted by 59 presenters.

Jacob Mickelsen, Carbon County Library System Executive Director, was elected Vice President of WLA. Outgoing President Kate Mutch, Natrona County Library Assistant Director, passed the gavel to Abby Beaver, who will lead the organization as President for the 2019-2020 term. Abby is the Information Services Manager at the Wyoming State Library

Many were in attendance Thursday night for the Awards Reception honoring Dolleen Grobe as WLA’s Outstanding Heroine, Crest Hill Elementary Librarian Devin Hodges as Outstanding Librarian, and the Laramie County Community College Ludden Library & Learning Commons as this year’s Outstanding Library. Grobe was honored locally at a reception at the Ten Sleep Library in July. Plans are in the works to visit LCCC and Crest Hill Elementary to make local presentations there.

Generous WLA members donated 20 gift baskets to the annual Wyoming Library Leadership Institute (WLLI) raffle – everything from pet toys to Wyoming Whiskey. The raffle raised $1,742 for WLLI.

See more conference photos and news on WLA’s Facebook page. Also, keep in touch with WLA throughout the year by signing up for email email lists. Encourage your friends and co-workers to join the lists, too – you don’t have to be a member to subscribe.

Previous Events

2019 ▪ August 7-9
Cheyenne, Little America Hotel & Resort
Keynote Speaker: PC Sweeney
Children's Author: Ron Franscell

2015 September 23-25, Joint Conference with MPLA

Cheyenne, Little America Hotel & Resort

Keynote Speaker: Scott Ginsberg

Children's Author: Jack Gantos


2018 August 9-11
Casper, Casper Events Center
Keynote Speaker: Debra Fox

Children's Author: Nanci Turner Steveson
Program ▪ At-a-Glance ▪ Vendors

September 24-26

Casper, Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Kahnweiler

Children's Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Program At-a-Glance ▪ Vendors

August 9-11

Sheridan, Sheridan College

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Hughes

Children's Author: Garth Stein

Program ▪ At-a-Glance ▪ Vendors

October 2-5

Cheyenne, Little America Hotel & Resort

Keynote Speaker: Lee Rainie

Children's Authors: Rich Wallace & Sandra Neil Wallace

September 21-23


(previously scheduled at Jackson, Snow King Resort)





Clarion Inn at Platte River (Details TBA)

Vendors & Sponsors





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