This is an exciting time for Washington libraries.  By joining together we have a strong voice advocating for libraries of all types.  In the last few years we have all faced challenges regarding the future of libraries.  Together we can raise awareness to the role of libraries, not just as a place to borrow books, but as a learning place, a place where knowledge is created and where work gets done.


WLA is a member-driven organization. Through our collective energy and effort we will create the future of this organization and ensure the future of Washington libraries. We invite you to get involved.  In December the WLA board will formally establish WLMA as an Interest Group.

Please visit the WLA website – www.wla.org - to learn more about the committees and Interest Groups that already exist.  We welcome your participation.  In the next few months, we will be working to migrate existing WLMA information and resources to the WLA website. 

If you have questions about WLA feel free to contact the WLA office:

Dana Murphy-Love, Executive Director – dana@wla.org

Kelsi Graffis, Assistant Director – kelsi@wla.org, 425-967-0739.

Thank you.  We look forward to working together.

Nancy Ledeboer                                 Sharyn Merrigan

WLA President                                    WLMA President

WLMA has voted to merge with the Washington Library Association! Stay tuned for News!

Information Literacy Supporter Badge

Post-Conference Survey 2014 

(Survey open until 10/14)

Congratulations to our Winners!

Elementary Principal Award-2014

RJ. Sammons

North beach Elementary

Seattle Public Schools

Supervisor of the Year-2014

Kim Mathey

Manager of Libraries and Instructional Technology

Edmonds School District

Teacher Librarian of the Year

Teresa Wittmann

Westgate Elementary

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For the latest legislative updates and member activities that support our mission go to our  Advocacy page.

Washington State School Library and Information Technology survey results are here.

The Washington Library Media Association is a volunteer organization that provides networking opportunities and professional support for teacher-librarians, library paraprofessionals, parents, teachers and administrators.  We work to ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of ideas and information by providing:

  • support for information and technology literacy instruction,
  • reading advocacy for lifelong learning and enrichment and
  • equitable access to information resources and services

For more info, view our
LIT Framework and this document explaining the three essential functions of a teacher-librarian.

A note from our treasurer: All checks from WLMA must be cashed within 90 days of the date on which the check was issued.  Checks not cashed within 90 days of issue will be cancelled.

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Upcoming events

24 Jan 2015 9:00 AM • (Location TBD)
14 Mar 2015 9:00 AM • (Location TBD)
06 Apr 2015 12:00 PM • 330H Mary Gates Hall
16 May 2015 9:00 AM • (Location TBD)
12 Sep 2015 9:00 AM • Thurgood Marshall Middle School Library, Olympia
Click here to see the entire WLMA Calendar


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