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WLA Conference Moves Online



The Wyoming Library Association annual conference, originally scheduled for October 8-9 in Casper, has been moved online for 2020.

“This decision was made by the WLA Executive Board with input from library directors and staff from around the state and reflects a common-sense response to reduced budgets and ongoing public health concerns,” said Jacob Mickelsen, WLA Vice President, in an email.

Rather than holding its regular sessions digitally, WLA has decided to try a different approach for this conference. They plan to arrange for a smaller number of bigger presenters, focusing on timely and relevant subjects to libraries in 2020 and beyond.

Jacob thanks those who have already submitted program proposals and hopes they’ll consider holding on to those until the next in-person conference or regional gathering.

WLA Call for Conference Proposals



The 2020 Wyoming Library Association conference will be held October 8-9 at the Clarion Inn at Platte River, 123 West E St, in Casper.

Your program proposals are wanted! Do you have experience to share in a topic of interest? A successful program others could try? Whatever type of library you work in, WLA encourages you to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with colleagues from across the state.

Submit your proposal online by July 31, 2020. Proposals may be either 60 or 90 minutes in length. The conference planning committee will review proposals by August 31.

Whether you plan on presenting or not, the WLA conference is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.

Need assistance with travel and registration? Always remember that Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants are available for library continuing education. There are six grant deadlines during the year; apply by the July 31 deadline to be eligible for funding for the WLA conference.