West Virginia Library Association

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West Virginia Library Association
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FormationOctober 22, 1914; 105 years ago (1914-10-22)
Parent organization
American Library Association

The West Virginia Library Association (WVLA) is a professional organization for West Virginia's librarians and library workers. It is headquartered in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It was founded on October 22, 1914, in Parkersburg, West Virginia at a meeting of the Federated Women's Clubs of West Virginia.[1] S. Scollay Page, the state federation chair of literature and library extensions, invited librarians statewide to attend the meeting.[1] The association was created and Page became its first president.[1] WVLA was established as a state non-profit in 1980.[2][3] The organization lobbied the state of West Virginia to create the West Virginia Library Commission, which was established in 1929 and facilitated the growth of public libraries in the state.[4]

WVLA publishes West Virginia Libraries (ISSN 0043-3276).[5]


  1. ^ a b c Martel, C. (1915). The Cataloger in His Own Defence. The Cataloger in His Own Defence. p. 51. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  2. ^ "West Virginia Library Association Incorporated". Guidestar. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ "About Us". West Virginia Library Association. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  4. ^ "West Virginia Library Commission". West Virginia Library Commission. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  5. ^ Authors (2016-07-26). "West Virginia Libraries Newsletter - West Virginia Library Association". Marshall University. Retrieved 2020-01-27.

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