District’s HR staff help library students, job seekers at career fairs

Sno-Isle Libraries staff attended three local career fairs in April and told nearly 200 students and job seekers about the library district’s employment resources and opportunities.

“One of the most common questions we get asked is, ‘Do you have to have a library degree to work at the library?’ ” Human Resources Technician Miranda Blum said. “For librarians – yes, as they perform work highly specialized to the library field. But for most other positions, like pages and library associates, we look at a wider range of experience and education.”

Job seekers attending the Snohomish County Career Fair spoke with Blum and other Human Resources staff about the page position, which is open on continuously, and the IT senior support technician, which is posted through May 5.

At the University of Washington’s iSchool Career Fair, students in library science and other disciplines learned about Sno-Isle Libraries’ employment and internship options. District librarians shared their insights and experiences with library school students. Human Resources Specialist Terri Taylor spoke with students about internships.

“We have internship opportunities available for college students working towards library science degrees, or degrees in other fields,” Taylor said. “Our Communications Department has an intern right now.”

High school students at the Marysville School District’s Opportunity Expo learned about job and volunteer opportunities at the library as well as resources to help them prepare for college.

Of the 28 new employees who have joined Sno-Isle so far in 2019, Blum said, “Sno-Isle Libraries serves a diverse audience, and we’re excited to welcome new employees who can help us ensure we represent and provide excellent service to our communities.”

To learn more about working at Sno-Isle Libraries or apply for a current opening, please visit the Employment page.