Sno-Isle Libraries recently named librarians Monica Jackson, Lindsay Hanson and Kaley Costello to library manager roles.
Jackson takes over the Arlington Library. Jackson has extensive and varied library experience, including eight years with Sno-Isle Libraries as a children’s librarian at Lake Stevens and Mukilteo. She spent the past year as Mukilteo’s temporary assistant library manager. Jackson follows Kathy Bullene, who retired in September.
“Monica has demonstrated strengths in outreach and making key connections in our communities,” Sno-Isle Libraries district managers Chy Ross and Leslie Moore said. “She has done outstanding work contributing as a team member on various Sno-Isle Libraries system projects.”
Jackson started her new role in late November.
“I’m really looking forward to supporting the dedicated staff and volunteers who work here and getting to know the Arlington community,” she said.
Jackson was a teen services librarian at Seattle Public Library, a reference librarian at St. Louis Community College and children’s librarian at Lake Stevens Library.
“What I’ve loved about all these roles are the wonderful community connections that are made through our programming and outreach efforts and through helping people with their informational, educational and recreational needs,” she said. “When school groups come to the library I always ask them, ‘What do you think is the most valuable resource in the library?’ The answer, of course, is the people! Our staff, the people, are here to help and happy to be a part of the communities we serve.”
Lindsay Hanson spent the past year managing the Lake Stevens Library as a career development opportunity before being named to the permanent position in October. Hanson joined Sno-Isle Libraries in February 2011. She started as a substitute librarian and worked as a librarian in several community libraries. She earned national recognition for her work as data analysis librarian at Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center.
“In her time at Lake Stevens, Lindsay has demonstrated great success in leading one of our most dynamic, busy libraries and making impactful connections in the community,” Ross and Moore said.
“I love supporting my staff and serving the community,” Hanson said. “This is the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had.”
Kaley Costello joined Sno-Isle Libraries in 2014 as a part-time Public Service Assistant 1 in the Marysville Library before working in the Langley Library. She held the career development library manager position at the Lakewood/Smokey Point Library for about a year and a half before her promotion in October.
“Kaley will continue on to lead the Lakewood/Smokey Point Library and team,” Moore said. “Kaley has done a fantastic job. She has continued to successfully build community, develop staff and manage the facility.”
Costello said she loves being in a leadership position. “Making connections with other leaders to provide important services to the communities we serve is really important to me,” she said.