Wyoming Library Association

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Wyoming Library Association
a black snow capped mountain range illustration with the letters WLA in each mountain
FormationOctober 7, 1914; 105 years ago (1914-10-07)
FounderAgnes Snow
Founded atLaramie, Wyoming
HeadquartersCheyenne, Wyoming
Parent organization
American Library Association

The Wyoming Library Association (WLA) is a professional organization for Wyoming's librarians and library workers headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming.[1] The idea of a state library association was first proposed by Agnes Snow, the chairman of the Wyoming State Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Literacy and Library Extension Committee.[1][2] The library association, originally called WSLA, held its first meeting on October 6, 1914 in Laramie and elected Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard, the University of Wyoming's first librarian, as president with Snow as vice president.[1] Chalmers Hadley from the American Library Association gave an opening speech discussing "the workings of a state library association" and explaining the benefits of such an organization.[3]

WLA produced a newsletter, the Wyoming Library Roundup from 1943-1990 and now produce the Wyoming Library Association Newsletter.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Wyoming Library Association History". Wyoming State Library. 2019-04-12. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  2. ^ "Women's Club Met Wednesday - Program Devoted to Library Extension". The Basin Republican (Vol IX No 48). February 27, 1914. p. 1, 3. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Wyoming Library Association". Library Journal. 39 (11): 843–845. November 1914. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Wyoming Library History Online". Wyoming State Library. 2020-01-09. Retrieved 2020-01-25.

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