Saturday, June 3, 2017

Looking for YOU! Volunteering for WLA

This call recently went out to WLA members. What?!?! You aren't a member yet (or anymore)?!?! Please consider re-upping your membership and read more about why I think it's vital to be an active association member as a youth services staffer. And join a great cohort of caring individuals who come together from all types of libraries serving all ages to better all WI libraries (and have a great time doing it!!) Together we ARE stronger. MLW
Greetings Members of the Wisconsin Library Association!

This year the Nomination Committee is initiating a “Call for Volunteers” to help more of our membership become involved in our organization.  This is your opportunity to let WLA know that you are interested in a volunteer role.  Getting involved in WLA not only helps you make professional contacts around the state, broadens your skills, and provides a safe environment to try new things, but it is also a lot of fun!  There are plenty of ways to get involved, from one-time commitments to formal committees and board positions.  The payoffs from these opportunities are meaningful and have a lasting impact on you and WLA. 
Here’s one volunteer success testimonial from Katharine Clark, Adult Services Librarian at E.D. Locke Public Library in McFarland:

What does the Wisconsin Library Association mean to me? It means opportunities to connect with other library staff from around the state to share ideas, resources and stories. Going to our annual fall conference always feels to me like attending a three day pep rally for our profession, it gives me energy and enthusiasm for my job for the rest of the year.  It also makes me feel like I am part of something bigger than myself and part of a community that supports the work I do at my local library. If you want to see WLA doing something different, join a committee and create it, YOU are the Association. Make our Association a good one, become involved.                              -Katherine Clark

Current opportunities

WLA WeLead Program protégé
WLA WeLead Program Taskforce Chair 
WLA Conference Planning Committee Book Signings Chair 
WLA Literary Awards Committee Chair 
WLA Conference program presenter 
WLA Leadership Pre-Conference organizer 
but most importantly...
WLA Conference Fundraiser dancer extraordinaire

Log in to MemberClicks, then use this link to indicate your interests in getting involved in WLA

We encourage you to update and re-submit this interest form each year.  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ link), and let us know if we can answer any other questions.
We look forward to helping you get in on the action!

Rebecca Light

Chair, WLA Nomination Committee
Administrative Librarian
Middleton Public Library


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