Make the Connection!

The Wichita Area Library Association would like to invite all library staff who may be new to the area, to the library world or to the profession to join us for a networking event. This is an opportunity to “meet and greet” and to get to know WALA members and learn more about WALA. You don’t need to be a member of WALA to attend!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Alford Branch Library
3447 S. Meridian
Wichita KS 67217

For more information, please check out the event flyer.

Legislative Luncheon

Please join us for our Annual Legislative Luncheon on November 17th at Terradyne Country Club! Jim Mason will present “Wichita’s History in Postcards.” Please see the attached flyer for more details and feel free to contact me with any questions.


Kristi Jacobs
Bradford Memorial Library
611 S Washington, El Dorado, KS
(316) 321-3363


2015 Annual Meeting

Hello Wala Members!

It’s time once again for our Annual Meeting. This year we are meeting at the Hyde Park Community Building on 201 S Greenwood in Wichita, KS. We would be glad to have you join us for a luncheon and business meeting, followed by a presentation from Roy Bird on Kansas Carnegie libraries. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Hope to see you there!

Eric Gustafson
Wala President

Spring Symposium – Leadership and Libraries

The Spring Symposium is just around the corner and we would love to see you there!  This year’s focus is on leadership and we have some great presentations lined up.  This year’s presenters are Brad Allen from Lawrence Public Library, Amy Nichols from the Kansas Leadership Center, and we will also have a panel discussion of area librarians who have attended MPLA’s Leadership Institute.

This is a free event and will be from 12:30 to 4:00 at the USD 259 School Service Center.  We do ask that you register by contacting Eric Gustafson (

For more information, please check out the event flyer!