Recent Meetings

2016 Fall Meeting - Minneapolis, MN - October 25th

Spring 2016 Meeting - Tacoma, WA
Westco met in conjunction with COSLA: http://www.cosla.org. The annual business meeting took place from June 13-14. The business meeting was held from 12-2pm on the afternoon of the 14th.

Fall 2015 Meeting - Cape May, NJ
Westco met in conjunction with COSLA: http://www.cosla.org. The meeting days were Sunday October 18 - Wednesday October 21 (the WestCo business meeting began at 4pm on Sunday).

Spring 2015 Meeting - Best Western Ramkota Hotel - Bismark, ND
The meeting days were June 11 (full day) and June 12 (half day: business meeting). On June 12, a box lunch was provided for the WestCo members.

Fall 2014 Meeting - Snake River Lodge - Teton Village, WY
At the meeting of Western Council State Librarians in Sacramento, CA, on June 4, 2014, the membership agreed that Western Council would reimburse Western Council members for airfare and ground transportation for Western Council members who attend the COSLA meeting at Snake River Lodge (October 20-22, 2014).

May 2014 Western Council of Library Development Directors Meeting
The Spring 2014 Meeting of Western Council will be in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, May 14 – Friday, May 16. Western Council will cover the room cost for May 14-16, plus May 13 for those needing an extra night to accommodate travel logistics. Additional nights will be the member’s responsibility. Other travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the Travel Expenses Policy. Further meeting details and a tentative agenda will be posted when available.

Spring 2014 Western Council Meeting
The Spring 2014 Meeting of Western Council will be at the California State Library, Sacramento, CA on Monday June 2 – Tuesday June 3. Western Council will cover the room cost for June 1-2, plus June 3rd for those needing an extra night to accommodate travel logistics. Additional nights will be the member’s responsibility. Other travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the Travel Expenses Policy. Further meeting details and a tentative agenda will be posted when available.

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Fall 2013 Western Council Meeting
The Fall 2013 Meeting of Western Council will be in Savannah, Georgia on Friday November 1, following the COSLA meeting. Western Council will cover the room cost Thursday night, October 31 and Friday November 1, should members elect to stay; additional nights will be the member’s responsibility. Other travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the Travel Expenses Policy. Further meeting details and a tentative agenda will be posted when available.

Spring 2013 Western Council Meeting
The Spring 2013 Meeting of Western Council was held in Juneau, Alaska June 10-11, 2013. Further meeting details will be posted when available.

  • Minutes posted pending approval

Fall 2012 Western Council Meeting
The Fall 2012 Meeting of Western Council will be in Lexington, Kentucky on October 18, following the COSLA meeting. Western Council will cover the room cost Thursday night, October 18, should members elect to stay; additional nights will be the member’s responsibility. Other travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the Travel Expenses Policy. Further meeting details and a tentative agenda will be posted when available.

Convening of Library Development Chiefs
October 16-­‐17, 2012
Library Development Chiefs will convene in Omaha, Nebraska for a 1.5 day session. This session, open only to chiefs
of Library Development divisions in Western Council member state library agencies, will focus on developing new
approaches for use by our divisions to help libraries make the transformations needed to serve 21st century communities.

Spring 2012
The Spring 2012 meeting of Western Council will be in Des Moines, Iowa. Tuesday, May 15 is devoted to CE, the business meeting will be Wednesday, May 16.

Dr. Zunaira Munir, Senior Member of the Global Blue Ocean Strategy Network will conduct a workshop on the Blue Ocean Strategy for Western Council members on May 15, from 8:30-5. Participants are encouraged to read Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant prior to the meeting.

Based on the information submitted via the meeting registration form, Western Council will pay for up to 3 nights lodging at the conference hotel. Other travel expenses will be reimbursed according to our Travel Expenses Policy (including transportation, meals not provided by Western Council, airline bag fees, airport parking, and hotel Internet access).