The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is an independent association of map librarians and other people interested in advancing geospatial excellence in libraries of western North America and beyond.

Membership in WAML is open to any individual interested in furthering the purpose of the Association, which includes:

  • Providing a welcoming and inclusive space where professionals and enthusiasts alike can learn, share, thrive, and build expertise;
  • Advocating for access to and preservation of geospatial data and collections;
  • Energizing our members through networking, mentoring, collaboration, and continuing education; and
  • Developing and disseminating professional standards and best practices that advance our field.