Wyoming Library Association members who are engaged in similar work or who have special interests in common may petition to organize themselves into interest groups. Petitions are considered by the Executive Board officers and should state the purpose of the proposed interest group and be signed by no less than five WLA members who intend to become charter members of the group.
One interest group leader is selected by the leaders of existing interest groups to serve on the Executive Board as their representative. The seven interest groups with the most members each appoint one member to the conference program subcommittee for a two-year term, staggered so that no more than four members are replaced annually.
Each group meets (in person or virtually) at least once per year for continuing education, business meetings, networking, or other reasons. Minutes will be taken for those members unable to attend meetings and an annual report is sent to the WLA President for the annual conference.
Interest groups may charge annual membership and/or event fees, which are held by WLA for the group’s use. Groups may create rules for themselves as long as they are not in conflict with WLA bylaws.
NOTE: The Reference interest group was dissolved in 2014 and the New Technologies interest group was dissolved in 2019.