After much consideration the WLA Board at its June 12th meeting made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 annual conference. The inability of the hotel to provide an estimated date for reopening eliminated our ability to discuss postponing the event to a later date. Additionally, some exhibitors informed us that their respective companies had imposed travel bans until 2021. When all of the factors were taken into consideration, the board and I agreed that risk of a failed attempt was far too great. I would like to thank every member of the fall conference committee for their commitment and hard work leading up to this decision. Your effort has not gone unnoticed. A work group is being created to explore alternative ways to provide professional development opportunities to our members yet this year.


Conference Chair

Jen Gerber
Oscar Grady Public Library

Book Signing/Author Liaison Chair

Ashley Pike
F.L. Weyenberg Library

Booklet Chair Desiree Bongers
Ripon Public Library
Exhibits Co-Chairs

Michelle Dennis
Hedberg Public Library

Kathy Setter
IFLS Library System

Local Arrangements & Events Chair Sue Lagerman 
Brown County Library
Programming Chair Barry McKnight
La Crosse Public Library
Programming Committee

Mark Jochem
South Central Library System

Kris Turner
UW-Madison Law Library

 Publicity Chair Heather Fischer
Monarch Library System
Registration Chair Elizabeth Timmins
Muehl Public Library
Technology Chair

Craig Ellefson
South Central Library System