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2013 WAPL Handbook

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2013 WAPL Handbook   

(Approved by the WAPL Board May 1, 2013)

 

Table of Contents

I. Name

II. Purpose and Responsibilities

III. Membership, Dues, and Fees

IV. Nominations and Elections

V. Dissolution

VI. Board of Directors: Qualifications, Terms, and Duties

Board Member Positions

VII. Committees

Nominating Committee

Spring Conference Planning Committee and Positions

VIII. Fall Conference Planning Representative

IX. Budget

X. WAPL Communication

XI. Archives, Distribution of Agendas and Minutes

XII. Current Board of Directors

 

Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL), a Division of the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA).

 

Article II. Purpose and responsibilities

Section 1. The purpose of WAPL shall be to provide opportunities for members of WLA who are interested in and involved in public library services to meet for discussion of issues relating to public library service and to take action to improve public library service.

Section 2. The responsibilities of the WAPL Division

A. To study, improve and implement public library service in Wisconsin within the framework of WLA.

B. To cooperate with other Divisions and units of WLA and with other library and media-oriented agencies and groups.

C. To update and encourage use of public library standards.

D. To develop and recommend means for all persons in the state to have full access to knowledge and information through libraries.

E. To encourage the professional growth of library staff, cooperate in establishing opportunities for continuing education, and stimulate participation in professional organizations by public library staff.

 

Article III. Membership, dues, and fees

Section 1. Members of WLA who designate the WAPL division when paying their annual dues shall be members of this division in accordance with the bylaws of WLA.

Section 2. Registration fees may be set and collected at conferences to cover the costs of the conference.

 

Article IV. Nominations and elections

Section 1. The Chair shall annually appoint a Nominations Committee to prepare a slate consisting of two nominees for each office who shall be division members. Consent of the persons nominated must be obtained before their names appear on the slate.

Section 2. Additional nominations may be made to any elective office by filing with the Chair not less than six weeks prior to the election. Such a petition of nomination shall be signed by at least fifteen (15) personal members of WAPL and be accompanied by the written consent of the nominee.

Section 3. Ballots shall be provided to each personal member of WAPL in conjunction with WLA’s annual balloting. The candidate for office receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected. The vote totals shall be published with the results of the annual WLA elections. In case of a tie vote, the determination shall be made by lot.

 

Article V. Dissolution

The WAPL division may be dissolved by a two-thirds vote of its current membership or by action of the WLA Board. Notice of a vote on dissolution of the WAPL division, including the rationale for such an action, shall be provided to all current personal and institutional WAPL members at least thirty (30) days prior to the actual vote of dissolution.

 

Article VI. Board of Directors: Qualifications, Terms, and Duties

All Board members and candidates for the Board must be members of the Wisconsin Library Association and members of the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries. For Board meetings, a quorum shall be defined as at least five (5) Board members.

Section 1. General Duties of Board Members

A. Work toward the goals and objectives of the Association.

B. Assist in the planning and implementation of WAPL programs, including the WAPL Spring Conference and WAPL programs at the WLA Conference.

C. Oversee WAPL finances.

D. Represent the interests of WAPL members and those working in or supporting public libraries to the Wisconsin Library Association.

Section 2. Board Member Positions

A. Chair-Elect/Chair/Past Chair (Term: 3 Years)

1. First Year: Chair Elect

i. Attends the meetings of the WAPL Board.

ii. Maintains the WAPL newsletter and WAPL social media sites.

iii. Assumes the Chair’s duties in absence of the Chair.

iv. Prepares the WAPL budget for the coming year with input from the WAPL Board and committees per WLA schedule and procedures.

v. Selects a Spring Conference Coordinator for the Spring Conference to be held during his/her term in office.

vi. At the request of the WLA President, serves on the WLA Appointments Committee and makes suggestions for appointment of WAPL members to the President-Elect, who makes the final appointments.

vii. Attends the WLA-sponsored leadership training session prior to assuming the office of Vice Chair.

2. Second Year: Chair

i. Calls meetings of the WAPL Board, including making arrangements for meetings and preparing the agenda.

ii. Appoints WAPL committees and WAPL committee chairs.

iii. Coordinates the work of all WAPL officers and committees.

iv. Works closely with the committee planning WAPL programs at the WLA annual conference to be held during his/her term.

v. Monitors and administers the budget.

vi. Oversees special projects for the year.

vii. Serves ex-officio on WAPL committees (except Nominating).

viii. Gives an annual report to the membership.

ix. Follows the guidelines for records management and preservation found in the WLA Leadership Manual.

x. Assists the Chair-elect in preparing the WAPL budget for the coming year.

xi. Attends the WLA-sponsored leadership training with the Chair-elect prior to his/her term as Chair.

xii. Submits one newsletter article per quarter for WAPL newsletter.

3. Third Year: Past Chair

i. Advises the WAPL Chair and Board in carrying out their responsibilities based on past experience and knowledge of WAPL activities.

ii. Attends the meetings of the WAPL Board.

iii. Early in his/her terms, revises the WAPL Handbook to reflect current practice and distributes a copy to all Board members.

iv. Advises Chair-elect in planning and Conference Coordinator selection for the Spring Conference.

v. Submits one newsletter article per quarter for WAPL newsletter.

vi. Serves as WAPL Board secretary and distributes minutes accordingly.

 

B. Director (Term: Three Years)

1. First Year: Director

i. Attends meetings of the WAPL Board.

ii. Assists the second year Director with planning of WAPL-sponsored programs for the WLA Fall Conference.

iii. Submits one newsletter article per quarter for WAPL newsletter.

2. Second Year: Director

i. Attends meetings of the WAPL Board.

ii. Arranges all WAPL-sponsored programs for the WLA Fall Conference. Attends WLA sponsored planning session for Fall Conference, if held. Anticipates planning for the following Spring Conference programs.

iii. Submits one newsletter article per quarter for WAPL newsletter.

3. Third Year: Director

i. Attends meetings of the WAPL Board.

ii. Serves as WAPL Spring Conference Program Chair.

iii. Submits one newsletter article per quarter for WAPL newsletter.

 

C. WAPL/WLA Liaison (Term: Three Years)

i. Attends all meetings of the WAPL Board and WLA Board.

ii. Serves as communication conduit between boards.

iii. Serves as voting member of both boards.

iv. Submits one newsletter article per quarter for WAPL newsletter

 

Article VII. Committees

Section 1. Nominating Committee and Candidates

A. The Nominating Committee, to be composed of two or three members, is appointed by the Chair in the spring. The Committee secures nominations for WAPL officers, including Vice-Chair/Chair-elect (annually), Director (annually) and WLA Liaison (every 3 years).

B. When selecting potential Board candidates, the Nominating Committee shall consider:

1. Diverse geographic representation.

2. Involvement of various levels of staff (not just directors or administrators).

3. Ability and willingness to perform the duties listed in the job description for the office being filled.

4. Ability to attend meetings.

5. Attempt to recruit at least one board member from a small library as defined by the Wisconsin Small Libraries Section (WISL)—Currently that definition of a small library is one in which the municipal population requires Grade 2 or 3 certification. Consider consulting with WISL officers for suggested candidates.

C. Before candidates agree to run for office, they should have an opportunity to read the job description for the office for which they will be running. In addition to the above considerations, the candidate for Vice-Chair/Chair-elect should have demonstrated leadership skills, with preference given to those that have previously chaired committees of WAPL or WLA or served on the WAPL Board. All candidates should have been members of WLA/WAPL for at least two years. Each office should have at least two nominees.

D. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a ballot in accordance with the WLA guidelines and calendar. Statements from the candidates are required for the ballots. There are no specific guidelines for these statements, but they should generally describe what the candidate intends to do for the Association, their concerns and ideas, and why they want to serve. Balloting is done electronically and the WLA Elections Committee tallies results. All WLA members are simultaneously notified of election results.

E. The Nominating Committee provides courtesy copies of all correspondence to the WAPL Chair.

Section 2. Spring Conference Planning Committee and Positions

An annual Spring Conference is held as an opportunity to provide continuing education to the WAPL membership and generate revenue for WLA. Financial goals for the WAPL Conference as well as previous year’s financials will be provided by the WLA Board and WLA Office Staff.

Spring Conference Planning Committee Positions:

A. WAPL Conference Coordinator

1. The Conference Coordinator is responsible for the administration of all conference planning activities, for providing leadership to the committee members and other conference volunteers, and for communicating with the WAPL Chair and WAPL Board about conference planning activities and outcomes.

2. Duties:

i. Select committee members in consultation with WAPL Chair; coordinate assignments of additional non-committee volunteers where necessary. (Note: all committee members must be WAPL and WLA members.)

ii. Meets with WLA staff and conference site staff to review conference site contract.

iii. Assist with development of conference budget, including registration fees; monitor the conference budget.

iv. Establish registration fees with WAPL Board for Conference.

v. Determine with committee registration deadlines and the hours and location of the registration booth.

vi. May sign contracts with speakers although normally, Coordinator delegates speaker contracts to Program Chair and vendor contracts to the WLA Executive Director. Approve all conference expenditures prior to submission of invoices or vouchers to the WLA office.

vii. Establish a timeline for completion of various conference tasks.

viii. Compile conference booklet information to submit to Conference Booklet Chair.

ix. Assist with the proofreading of various conference materials, including the Call to Conference website and the Program Booklet.

x. Report on the progress of the conference to the WAPL Board.

3. Qualifications:

The Coordinator should possess knowledge of conference objectives and policies, experience with conference procedures, administrative skills, leadership ability, the ability to work well with people, and good verbal and written communication skills.

B. Local Arrangements Chair

1. The Local Arrangements Chair is responsible for identifying and arranging for the needs of conference speakers, programs and conferees.

2. Duties:

i. Work with Program Chair to make program and meeting room assignments.

ii. Provide conference facility with room set-up requirements.

iii. Work with Technology/Equipment chair and Program Chair to make sure that equipment (microphones, screens, computers, etc.) needed for each program/meeting is available.

iv. Select menu and order all food and other refreshments for all-conference continental breakfasts and other meal events, and breaks, reception, etc.

v. Order or make signs for conference facility.

vi. Arrange transportation necessary for conferees to participate in conference activities.

vii. Coordinate entertainment and recreational activities held at the conference: examples are dance and/or reception, tours of libraries and other local attractions.

viii. Provide maps and other local information to conference attendees at a local arrangements table.

ix. Work closely with Conference Program Chair and with Conference Booklet Coordinator.

3. Qualifications:

The Local Arrangements Chair must live or work near the host city to facilitate work with the conference facility personnel. He/she must possess excellent organizational skills, a keen eye for detail, leadership ability, and good verbal and written communication skills. The ability to "think on your feet" is important. Some knowledge of AV and computer equipment is helpful.

C. Programs Chair

1. The Programs Chair responsibilities are to develop a comprehensive program that supports the purpose of the conference.

2. Duties:

i. Assist Conference Coordinator in monitoring program budget.

ii. Communicate with unit program liaisons about program sponsorships.

iii. Prepare forms and written instructions for distribution to units, committees, and individuals who will be proposing programs.

iv. Receive all program proposals from units, committees, and individuals.

v. Distribute Presenter Agreement Forms to unit contacts and retain file of signed forms. Make sure all forms are completed. Sign speaker contracts on behalf of WLA (may coordinate with Conference Coordinator).

vi. Coordinate presenter travel arrangements with designated WLA travel agency; make sure travel agency information appears on the presenter agreement; make sure unit program liaisons handle any ground transportation needs of presenters.

vii. Coordinate hotel room reservations for conference presenters.

viii. Communicate programming policies and procedures to units, committees, and individuals.

ix. Maintain continuous follow-up communication with unit liaisons to ensure smooth implementation.

x. Maintain a database of all programs to be used for scheduling and printing purposes.

xi. In consultation with the Local Arrangements Chair, schedule all programs, including business meetings, luncheons, etc. on a program matrix.

xii. Develop programming for keynote speakers and luncheons, in consultation with the Coordinator and WAPL Chair.

xiii. Work with the Local Arrangements Chair to identify meeting rooms for programs.

xiv. Compile and forward to the Conference Coordinator information for the website and final program booklet.

xv. Review the website and final program booklet to ensure accurate information.

xvi. Assist in reimbursement for speakers.

xvii. Send thank you notes to keynote and luncheons speakers.

xviii. Serve as an advisor to the incoming Programs Chair.

3. Qualifications:

The Programs Chair should be familiar with program development and speaker contract procedures. He/she should work well with people, possess excellent communication skills and be well-organized, creative, and detail-oriented. Experience with program planning is very desirable.

D. Program Booklet Chair

1. The general responsibilities of the Program Booklet Chair are to coordinate production of the Call to Conference website, printed conference promotional materials, and Program Booklet.

2. Duties:

i. Gather and organize conference information from Conference Coordinator in order to produce comprehensive Call to Conference website, other pre-conference promotional materials (if applicable), and Program Booklet.

ii. Work closely with the WLA staff, in consultation with the committee, to ensure that the booklets are accurate, attractive and easy to read.

iii. Proofread, with staff and other committee members, as appropriate, the conference materials to ensure that accurate information is disseminated to the membership.

iv. Work with Publicity Chair and Program Chair to make sure that excellent promotion of the conference is completed.

v. Serve as an advisor to the incoming Program Booklet Chair.

3. Qualifications:

The Program Booklet Chair should possess good writing skills, a general knowledge of layout and design principles and web editing skills. Excellent editorial skills and a keen eye for detail are essential.

E. Publicity Chair

1. The general responsibilities of the Publicity Chair is to coordinate all publicity for the annual conference.

2. Duties:

i. Write articles promoting the conference for the WLA Newsletter and website, including post-conference report.

ii. Send conference e-mails to targeted lists regularly.

iii. Investigate new ways to promote conference registration and attendance.

iv. Take pictures or arrange for pictures of key events at conference.

v. Serve as contact for media coverage of conference.

vi. Serve as an advisor to the incoming Publicity Chair.

3. Qualifications:

The Publicity Chair should have knowledge of the sources and channels for publicizing conference events and must have good writing skills.

F. Registration Chair

1. The Registration Chair is responsible for the coordination of conference registration. Primary responsibilities include assembling the conference packets and registration envelopes and handling on-site registration. The Registration Chair works with the WLA Staff.

2. Duties:

i. Assemble registration envelopes (includes name badge, receipt, tickets, ribbons) for conferees.

ii. Assemble conference packets.

iii. Coordinate on-site registration, which includes a cashier function as well as name badges for walk-in attendees and will involve becoming familiar with the operation of an keyboard and badge printing device.

iv. Recruit volunteers to staff conference registration desk.

v. Provide daily walk-in registration statistics to WLA staff.

vi. Serve as an advisor to the incoming Registration Chair.

G. Technology/Equipment Chair

1. The general responsibilities of the Technology/Equipment Chair are to assist with the general technology needs of the conference program presenters.

2. Duties:

i. Work with the conference facility to ensure internet access and computer networking are available for conference presenters.

ii. Work with Program Chair to ensure that the technology needs of program presenters are met, including coordination of volunteers to troubleshoot technology problems during the conference.

iii. Serve as an advisor to the incoming Technology Coordinator.

iv. Will work closely with Program Chair to manage the equipment needed for programs, events, etc.

v. Will receive program forms from Program Chair.

vi. Will confirm equipment needs with individual program speakers as conference draws near.

viii. Will obtain that equipment (from the hotel, conference center, local sources, etc.).

ix. Will be responsible for equipment set-up during the conference (with assistance from hotel/conference staff, and volunteers).

x. Will be responsible for the return of any borrowed equipment.

xi. Will sign-off on the bills for equipment rental.

xii. May recruit a volunteer staff to assist with equipment set-up during the conference.

3. Qualifications:

The Technology Coordinator must communicate well and have an excellent understanding of various types of computer technology and equipment.

Due to the nature of this position, the Coordinator should have sophisticated knowledge of computers and multi-media equipment. Experience with Internet access and networks is helpful as well.

Ideally, he/she should be located in the conference town, although by working closely with the Program Chair it would be possible to perform these duties from a distance.

H. Unit Program Representatives

1. Each WLA Unit that desires to present programs at the WAPL Spring Conference shall designate a member as a Unit Program Representative. This person will be the contact for the Conference Program Chair and carry out the responsibilities below. The Unit Program Representative will coordinate the work of other unit members who develop programs and ensure that the responsibilities below are carried out.

2. Duties

i. Develop program proposals.

ii. Co-sponsor programs, if appropriate, with other WLA units.

iii. Be aware of any program requirements - length of session, technology needed, type of space.

iv. Be aware of unit responsibility for costs associated with program speaker fees, honorariums, mileage, meals, handouts, making presentation available on WAPL conference webpages, (Current WLA members and Wisconsin library staff are not eligible for reimbursable expenses).

v. Serve as contact with program speakers.

vi. Arrange for travel, lodging, conference registration, and conference meals for outside speakers.

vii. Meet and greet speakers at conference.

viii. Make arrangements for a person to introduce speaker’s program.

ix. Check program room to make sure it is ready for speaker.

x. Have water available for speaker.

xi. Test microphones in room.

xii. Help with handouts.

xiii. Tidy up the room after the program.

xiv. Complete the room monitor form and return it to conference registration desk.

I. WLA Office Participation

The WLA staff will assist the Conference Planning Committee to plan and execute a successful conference in several ways:

1. Responsibilities:

i. WLA staff receive and handle all pre-registrations, which includes the printing of name badges and the production of name labels for registration envelopes.

ii. WLA staff provides meal tickets in distinctive colors and event tickets.

iii. WLA staff insures that there is a supply of the required ribbons (WLA Board, Conference Committee, New Members, Presenters, ALA) and orders the conference folders.

iv. WLA staff provides start-up cash for on-site registration, additional registration materials/supplies and collects daily receipts/statistics.

2. Time Table:

i. Two weeks before and up to conference: Assemble registration envelopes and conference packets.

ii. During the conference: Coordinate on-site registration.

3. Conference site selection and negotiation:

Staff negotiates the terms of the hotel/convention center contracts. The Executive Director must sign such contracts. If there is a problem with the facility or its staff during the planning process or during the convention itself, WLA staff can assist the committee in negotiating a solution or enforcing the contract.

4. Conference materials:

Includes assistance in proofreading registration forms, call to conference materials, program booklets, and other printed and electronic conference materials. Staff will also arrange for the printing/duplication and mailing (or delivery to conference site) of printed material.

5. Processing registrations:

Includes processing payments, development of attendee database, printing name tags, delivery of tags, ribbons and other registration materials to Registration Chair.

6. Event/Meal registrations:

Staff will also provide the Local Arrangements Chair with information about the number and type of meals ordered, number of registrations for special events, and the accessibility needs of attendees. In other words, if the registration form requests information from registrants, that information will be communicated to the Conference Planning Committee.

7. Financial management and a summary of conference performance

i. Staff will work with the Conference Planning Committee Chairperson(s) to ensure that a reasonable conference budget is prepared, with adequate detail to guide the committee as they plan the event. With the chairperson, staff will oversee sound financial management during the planning and execution of the event, in order to assure budget goals are met.

ii. Staff will report final registration numbers, pay all conference bills and provide a summary of the event's financial performance. Keep in mind that many expenses are not billed until well after the event. Therefore, it may be up to two months before a final, accurate financial summary can be provided.

iii. Staff will also assist the incoming Conference Planning Committee Chairperson with the distribution, collection and summary of attendee evaluation forms.

8. General support and coordination:

Staff provides continuity and a historical perspective about a wide range of issues related to the conference. Consider the WLA office "Conference Central". Remember that prospective and registered attendees, speakers and exhibitors rely on the WLA for current and accurate conference information. Please communicate any important changes or developments in your area of responsibility to the staff. At the conference, WLA Executive Director will also be available to help the committee manage the event and troubleshoot.

 

Article VIII Fall Conference Planning Representative

The WAPL Director in his/her second year on the Board serves as WAPL’s representative to the WLA Fall Conference planning, with assistance from the first year Director and may, if desired, form a committee, to plan the programs WAPL will sponsor and/or co-sponsor at the WLA Fall Conference. There is no set number of programs that are offered. It is helpful for the WAPL Board to discuss program ideas to recommend for the conference representative to pursue. The WAPL Chair may want to work actively with the representative since the programs will be held during his/her tenure.

 

Article IX Budget

Section 1. Budget

The Vice-Chair, assisted by the Chair, develops and submits the WAPL budget for the year in which he/she will be Chair.

Section 2 Vouchers

A. Once it is determined that an expense can be reimbursed by WAPL (via Chair approval), a voucher should be completed by the person incurring the expense. Meals and other refreshments are typically not reimbursed.

B. When the voucher is completed, it is sent to the WAPL Chair, who signs the voucher and forwards it to the WLA Executive Director for payment. Receipts are required for most items, and should be attached to the voucher.

 

Article X WAPL Communication to its Members

The WAPL Chair-elect is responsible for communicating the activities of the WAPL Board and WAPL members. This communication may take the form of a WAPL Newsletter, a blog on the WLA website, through social media outlets, or through direct email to members.

 

Article XI Archives, Distribution of Agendas and Minutes

A. Archives

The WAPL Board agenda and minutes are sent to the WAPL Board members and the WLA Executive Director. The agenda and minutes of committee meetings are sent to the WAPL Chair in his/her role as an ex-officio member.

B. Distribution of Agendas, Minutes, and Handbooks

The WAPL handbook is distributed to: WAPL Board, Nominating Committee, the WLA Executive Director, and posted for its members online.

This handbook is revised and updated each year (to reflect current practice) by the Past-Chair early in his/her term and distributed.

 

2013 WAPL Board of Directors

Meetings of the WAPL Board will be held quarterly each year.

 

Chair

Linda Vincent

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

813 West Wells St 

Milwaukee, WI 53233

 

lvince@milwaukee.gov

414-286-3010

 

Past Chair

Jen Gerber

Oscar Grady Public Library

151 South Main Street
  Saukville, WI 53080

 

jgerber@esls.lib.wi.us

262- 284-6022

Chair Elect

Rebecca Buchmann

Black Creek Village Library

507 South Maple Street

Black Creek, WI 54106

 

rbuchman@mail.owls.lib.wi.us

920-984-3094

3rd Year Director

Gretchen Raab

Neenah Public Library

240 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Neenah, WI  54956

 

raab@neenahlibrary.org

920-886-6310

 

2nd Year Director

Denise Anton Wright

South Central Library System

4610 South Biltmore Ln #101  

Madison, WI 53718

 

dawright@scls.lib.wi.us

608-246-7973

 

1st Year Director

Desiree Bongers

Ripon Public Library

120 Jefferson Street

Ripon, WI 54971

 

dbongers@riponlibrary.org

920-748-6160

WLA Liaison

Pamela Westby

Middleton Public Library

7425 Hubbard Ave.

Middleton, WI   53562

 

pamela@scls.lib.wi.us

608-827-7425

 

 

WAPL Newsletters

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WAPL Communiqué: Winter 2015

Fall 2014 e-Newsletter

 

Previous issues of Communiqué are provided here in PD

#83 - Fall 2013

#82 - Summer 2012

#81 - Summer 2011

#80 - Spring 2011

#79 - Winter 2010

#78 - Fall 2010

#77 - Summer 2010

#76 - Spring 2010

#75 - Winter 2010

#74 - Fall 2009

#73 - Summer 2009

#72 - Spring 2009 

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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.

WAPL Goals 

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

Benefits to WAPL members include: 

  • Quarterly Communiqué newsletter featuring topics of special interest to public library staff.
  • Discount at Annual Spring conference for public librarians and trustees.
  • Programs at annual fall WLA 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.
  • Membership incentives
  • Scholarships to conferences
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills

WAPL Leaders/Minutes

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Current WAPL Leadership

Chair: Katherine Elchert

Past Chair: Dawn Wacek

Chair Elect: Rochelle Hartman

PLA Liaison: Beth Carpenter

WLA Board Liaison: Nyama Reed

3rd Year Director at Large: Virginia Roberts

2nd Year Director at Large: Cathy Tuttrup

1st Year Director at Large: Katrina Linde-Moriarty 

All minutes, agendas, and conference documentation from 2006 to today, can be found at the WLA Dropbox site.  

Visit the Public Libraries Division of WLA here.  

Account Name: Walter Smith (First President of WLA)

Email:wla4610@gmail.com Password: WLA4610



Committees

WAPL Conference Committee 

-Conference Committee 2017

Personnel & Professional Concerns Committee (P2C2)

- The P2C2 Committee was disbanded in 2012.

- Minutes of P2C2 05/05/2011