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Careers at Sno-Isle Libraries

When you join the team at Sno-Isle Libraries, you'll be joining one of the best. With 21 community libraries throughout Snohomish and Island counties, and a collection of more than 1.4 million library materials, we're one of the busiest of Washington's major library systems. It's a dynamic work environment where your contributions have real impact; sharing ideas helps us develop new programs and services to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

You'll work with friendly, intelligent people who—like you—are enthusiastic about learning and growing. We believe in hiring the best people and providing continuing opportunities for training and development, so you can explore a career that will be vital and interesting for years to come.

There's more to explore. Get to know Sno-Isle, and see how satisfying a career can be when you join the people behind the books.

ALL applications must be submitted ONLINE. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to apply.

Sno-Isle Libraries is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disability, or the use of any trained guide or service dog by a disabled person.

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Hello, I'm Mary.

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"The best part is being able to work with kids. It's what makes this job ME. Each week, we hold a program for children where we read books, sing, practice motor skill activities and make crafts. We do this to get kids in the library, of course, but also to allow us to connect with their parents. That way, we can provide parents the kind of support that will help get kids interested in learning."


"There are three levels of Public Services Assistant (PSA's). A PSA I works at the circulation desk and with customers, whereas a PSA II has added technical support duties. A PSA III works both the circulation desk and provides children's services. I'm a PSA III, so my day is split. Part of it involves processing books and working with the public. The other part is providing children's programming services and community outreach."


"You should be motivated, open to change and dedicated. We are a public agency, so you must have a high level of customer service. And it helps to be outgoing and organized."


"If you are a lover of books, there is no better place to work. Even if you're not, it is a very nurturing and supportive place to work. And the training is great. I am constantly receiving training in my area of interest."


Since I'm right in the middle of graduate school (library science,, most of my reading time is spent with textbooks. When I do have time for fiction, I've been reading classics. I just finished Tess of the D'ubervilles - just as good as when I read it in high school. On the non-fiction side, I recently started House of Cards: a Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess of Wall Street - sobering!


It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty

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