Library executive director announces retirement

Photo of Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory
Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory

Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries, is preparing to retire from the library district in December 2018. She gave her retirement notice late last year to the Board of Trustees. When retirement day arrives, she will leave with more than 33 years of service with Sno-Isle Libraries.

“The library district has gained national prominence under her leadership,” said Marti Anamosa, President of the Board of Trustees. “Jonalyn has lived her passion and commitment to transform the lives of individuals and make our communities more vibrant by providing outstanding library services. Sno-Isle Libraries will be left with a legacy of excellent leadership, an ever-present awareness of our responsibility to the public, and a deep commitment to our communities, customers and staff.”

The search to find a new executive director is now underway. The Board plans a smooth transition in leadership with a new executive director onboard soon after Woolf-Ivory’s departure. The executive director job posting is available online. A brief online survey asking participants to rate which qualities and experience are most important in an ideal candidate is open through May 20.

The executive director reports to an appointed seven-member board of trustees which provides policy oversight for the two-county library district. Sno-Isle Libraries provides library services and resources to a population of approximately 750,000 residents across Snohomish and Island counties.