Greater Western Library Alliance

Consortial Abbreviation: 
GWLA
Brief Description: 

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) is a consortium of 39 research libraries located across the United States. GWLA is a dynamic, effective, project-oriented consortium, nationally recognized as a leader in the transformation of scholarly communication, and a facilitator in the application of new information technologies. 

The activities and collaborative projects of the Alliance expand access to quality information both within and beyond the boundaries of the consortium. The highly skilled staffs of its member libraries capitalize on new technologies, to forge effective and meaningful partnerships, and to promote innovation and excellence.

Our common interests intersect in programs related to scholarly communication, interlibrary loan, shared electronic resources, cooperative collection development, digital libraries, staff development and continuing education. GWLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation chartered in Missouri, headquartered in Kansas City, with staff offices also located in Phoenix.

Mailing Address: 
5200 W. 94th Terrace Suite 200 Prairie Village, KS 66207 USA
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
+1 913-370-4422
Fax: 
+1 913-648-8316
Staff Contacts: 
Joni Blake, Executive Director joni@gwla.org
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
39
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Number of Staff: 
3.00