WAML 2021

October 26-29, 2021 | Virtual Conference

This year’s Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) conference will be held virtually between Tuesday, October 26th and Friday, October 29th, 2021.

Registration now open!

You can now register for WAML 2021 on the registration page here.

The Western Association of Map Libraries is an independent association of map librarians and other people with an interest in maps and map librarianship. Membership in WAML is open to any individual interested in furthering the vision of the Association, which is “advancing geospatial excellence in libraries of western North America and beyond.”

Below are the volunteered locations of some of this year’s conference registrants:

Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers or the WAML Executive Board. If you are the subject of, or witness to any violations of this Code of Conduct, please contact the conference organizers.


The Western Association of Map Libraries strives to offer its programs in an accessible, barrier-free setting. If you think you may require accommodations, please contact us, ideally at least one month prior to the event.

Conference Planning Committee

Lena Denis – Johns Hopkins University
Meagan Duever – University of Georgia
Louise Ratliff – University of California, Los Angeles
Heather Ross – Penn State University
Kimberly Plassche – University of Buffalo
Chris Salvano – California State University, Northridge
Emma Slayton – Carnegie Mellon University
Katherine Strickland – University of Texas, Austin
Jack Swab – University of Kentucky
Evan Thornberry – University of British Columbia
Philip Bradley White – University of Colorado, Boulder


Thank you to our sponsors!