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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Sno-Isle Libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries believes that diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, age, gender, communication style, talents, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and other personal characteristics.

Sno-Isle Libraries: Connecting people, ideas and culture.

Sno-Isle Libraries embraces diversity as a vital part of our staffing, workplace culture, services, collections, and communities. Sno-Isle Libraries' commitment to diversity enhances our ability to provide excellent service to the communities we serve and is central to our Mission and Guiding Principles.

We are committed to attracting a workforce that reflects the growing diversity of the population of Snohomish and Island Counties. In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Sno-Isle Libraries will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

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, sexual orientation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disability, or the use of any trained guide or service animal by a disabled person.

Persons who speak a language(s) in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

Equity

Sno-Isle Libraries places a high value on fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all employees in every stage of development, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of marginalized groups.

Inclusion

Sno-Isle Libraries strives to create an environment in which any individual or group can feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

Sno-Isle Libraries: Connecting people, ideas and culture.

We are committed to providing an inclusive climate that embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions so that all people can fully participate in the library's opportunities.

Our workplace culture is open, creative, and inspires best efforts and results. We encourage diverse opinions, ideas, and perspectives, and value diversity of skills, education, and interests. Cooperation and teamwork thrive along with each individual's personal growth and contribution.

Through active staff development and a competitive compensation package, Sno-Isle Libraries recognizes that employees are our most important resource. The impressive staff longevity speaks for itself. Our employees are diverse, vibrant, fun, and intelligent with a strong commitment to public service.

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