Equity Policy

Equity Policy

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  • Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to its public records under the provisions of the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, the Public Records Policy, and the Public Records Request Administrative Policy.  

    The Library makes a variety of records available online, including, but not limited to: 

    Other records maintained by the Library are available for public inspection or copy, unless specifically exempted by law.  

    Use of the Library’s Public Records Request form is the most efficient way to make a request; however, its use isn’t required for a request to be processed. Requests may be submitted in person, via mail, email, or phone. To best assist you, include the following information: 

    • Contact information of requester 
    • Identification of the public records adequate to locate the records 
    • Whether you wish to inspect the records in person and/or purchase physical or digital copies 
    • The date and time of day of the request 

    Anyone wishing to inspect or receive a copy of the Library’s public records or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the Library’s Public Records Officer: 

    Public Records Officer
    Sno-Isle Libraries
    7312 35th Ave NE
    Marysville, WA 98271-7417
    Phone: 360-651-7026/ Fax: 360-651-7151
    publicrecordsofficer@sno-isle.org 

    The more precisely you can identify the record(s) you seek, the more responsive the Library can be. You do not need to state the purpose of your request. However, in an effort to clarify or prioritize a request and provide responsive documents, the Public Records Officer may inquire about the nature or scope of the request. 

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Sno-Isle Libraries Board Policy

Purpose

To express the commitment of Sno-Isle Libraries (Library District) to equity, diversity, and inclusion through the adoption of Library District policies and practices that provide opportunities for every person in our community and organization to thrive.

Scope

This policy applies to all Library District employees and volunteers including members of Boards associated with the Library District, and all customer-facing Library District policies, practices, and activities.

Implementation

The Library District:

  • Adheres to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Seeks to identify and recognize barriers to equity and applies expertise and best practices to dismantle barriers within the organization and in the services provided to create opportunities so everyone can reach their potential.
  • Embraces racial equity and social justice as core principles to reimagine policies, practices, and power dynamics.
  • Invests in providing the public and staff opportunities for growth through equitable access to employment, educational opportunities, skills training, library programs, materials, and services.
  • Actively examines organizational and personal biases and prejudices that perpetuate systems of oppression and seeks to eliminate discrimination within the Library District and the communities the Library District partners with and serves.
  • Meaningfully engages, directly consults, and listens to diverse, under-represented, and marginalized communities in the development, delivery, and evaluation of library services.
  • Commits to creating a safe workplace environment in which employees' voices are included, heard, valued, and treated with respect.
  • Commits to providing a safe space for members of the public to utilize library services with respect and without fear of discrimination.

Associated Policies and Laws

Process

This policy is reviewed every four (4) years by the Executive Director (or designee), who makes recommendations to the appropriate Board committee. The committee reviews and the recommendations, revises the policy as necessary and appropriate, endorses, and advances the policy to the full Board for approval.

Policy History

Date approved: May 28, 2024
Next review date: 2028
Date adopted: 2020

Contact Us FAQs

  • Chat with us

    By email

    • Submit your questions, comments or suggestions by email and our librarians will assist you.

    By phone

    • Check Locations & Hours to find your community library's phone number and operating hours.
    • Questions? A member of our Administrative Center staff can also help direct your call. Call us at 360-651-7000 (local) or 877-766-4753 (toll-free), Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

    Text us

    • Text your questions to (360) 810-5188. Text assistance is available Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm. Please include your name and telephone number in your initial message. Standard text messaging rates apply.

    Book a Librarian

    • Make an appointment for a virtual or in-person Book a Librarian session. These free sessions allow you to get one-on-one assistance with your research and technology questions. 
  • Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to its public records under the provisions of the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, the Public Records Policy, and the Public Records Request Administrative Policy.  

    The Library makes a variety of records available online, including, but not limited to: 

    Other records maintained by the Library are available for public inspection or copy, unless specifically exempted by law.  

    Use of the Library’s Public Records Request form is the most efficient way to make a request; however, its use isn’t required for a request to be processed. Requests may be submitted in person, via mail, email, or phone. To best assist you, include the following information: 

    • Contact information of requester 
    • Identification of the public records adequate to locate the records 
    • Whether you wish to inspect the records in person and/or purchase physical or digital copies 
    • The date and time of day of the request 

    Anyone wishing to inspect or receive a copy of the Library’s public records or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the Library’s Public Records Officer: 

    Public Records Officer
    Sno-Isle Libraries
    7312 35th Ave NE
    Marysville, WA 98271-7417
    Phone: 360-651-7026/ Fax: 360-651-7151
    publicrecordsofficer@sno-isle.org 

    The more precisely you can identify the record(s) you seek, the more responsive the Library can be. You do not need to state the purpose of your request. However, in an effort to clarify or prioritize a request and provide responsive documents, the Public Records Officer may inquire about the nature or scope of the request. 

  • Contact us for assistance.

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