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WAML was organized in 1967 to encourage high standards in every phase of the organization and administration of map libraries by:
  • Providing a forum to discuss mutual concerns and interests;
  • Exchanging information on experiences, ideas and methods;
  • Encouraging higher production standards of map manufacturers;
  • Establishing and improving standards of professional service in this field.
Meetings and Programs

WAML meetings are open to all interested individuals. Meetings are currently held once a year at different sites within the following western states and provinces: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

See the Meetings page, which includes a list of future meetings, for conference information. Meetings include lectures, panel discussions, field trips, vendor displays, forums for exchanging information and duplicate materials, and social time with friends and colleagues.


WAML Members receive a subscription to the Information Bulletin and News and Notes as part of their membership.

The Information Bulletin (LC# 72-625238; US ISSN 0049-7282) is issued three times a year and enjoys worldwide readership. It includes feature articles, photo essays, association business, and selected news and notes. A subscription to the Information Bulletin can be purchased without joining WAML. See the Publications page for more information.

News & Notes is a bimonthly web-based newsletter that includes time-sensitive items such as cataloging news, information about new mapping products, employment opportunities, and mapping agency news. News & Notes issues are archived on the WAML website.

In addition to these two publications, WAML also publishes Occasional Papers, reference books that contain information about maps that would otherwise not be available. A complete list of Occasional Papers with prices and ordering information is available on the Publications web site.

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Any person who appreciates or works with maps and cartographic information in print or digital formats is invited to join the Western Association of Map Libraries.

Member Dues: $35 US per year, July 1 - June 30. Receive the Information Bulletin and WAML News & Notes (if email address is provided).

Lifetime Member Dues: $500 US one-time payment. Receive the Information Bulletin, WAML News & Notes (if email address is provided) and all publications in the Occasional Paper series.

Note: Memberships begin July 1. Mid-year joiners receive all issues of the current volume of the Information Bulletin.

To join WAML please pay by either:
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out the WAML Membership Form and send it with a check (payable to WAML) to:

Kathy Stroud
University of Oregon Libraries
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299

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