THE WISCONSIN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The Wisconsin Library Association is a nonprofit, professional membership organization that has provided service to the library community and Wisconsin’s citizens since 1891.  WLA represents librarians and library staff from school, public, academic and special libraries as well as students, trustees and library friends. Because of its broad membership base, WLA is concerned about the needs of all types of libraries in the state. WLA is a chapter of the American Library Association.

OUR MISSION

The Wisconsin Library Association engages, inspires and advocates for library workers and supporters to improve and promote library services for the people of Wisconsin.

OUR VISION

The Wisconsin Library Association's membership mirrors the diverse populations of Wisconsin and represents all types of libraries. Together, members – library workers, trustees and friends – find the support and the tools that they need to deliver forward-looking library services to the people of Wisconsin, promoting lifelong learning, quality of life and equal opportunity. Members are part of a dynamic community that focuses on educating and communicating with members, political leaders and citizens. WLA is recognized as a leader and advocate working to make libraries more visible and valued throughout Wisconsin.

OUR VALUES

At the Wisconsin Library Association, we are committed to:

  • Communicating that library and information services address essential informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs within Wisconsin.
  • Supporting efforts to assure the people of Wisconsin access to the broad range of views about  issues of importance to them.
  • Taking positions on current critical issues related to library and information services.

KEY PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

  • Conferences and workshops on a wide range of library issues
  • Networking and leadership opportunities available within 10 units
  • Unified statewide advocacy for libraries, including an annual Library Legislative Day
  • Awards & honors opportunities and scholarship programs for continuing education and library education

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