WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES | WAPL

PURPOSE

The Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) represents the interests of public librarians, support staff, trustees and friends representing public libraries throughout Wisconsin. WAPL members join together to help each other grow professionally, to discuss common concerns and to act together on public library issues.

GOALS

  • Encourage the professional growth of librarians, cooperate in establishing opportunities for continuing education, and stimulate participation in professional organizations by public librarians.
  • Enhance the quality of public library service.
  • Work towards a means for all persons in the state to have full access to knowledge and information through libraries.
  • Promote the development of appropriate library staff skills.
  • Promote public libraries.
  • Advocate for legislation and funding that enhance public library service.
  • To create a forum for public library issues.
  • Provide information about public library staff salaries.
  • Promote professional ethics.
  • Encourage trustee education and development.

BENEFITS

  • Programs at WLA Annual Conference of special interest to public library staff.
  • Opportunities to network with other library staff in the state and benefit from exposure to their practices and policies.
  • Scholarships.
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills.

LEADERSHIP

CHAIR David Kranz
VICE-CHAIR Teresa Schmidt
PAST CHAIR Barry McKnight
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Annie Bahringer
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Anna Zook
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Larry Oathout
WLA BOARD LIAISON Tracy Vreeke
PLA LIAISON Jen Gerber

MEETING MINUTES

2017 | April 4 • October 17  • December 13