Diversity at Yakima Valley Libraries

    Yakima Valley Libraries embraces diversity as a vital part of our staffing, workplace culture, services, collections, and communities. Yakima Valley Libraries’ commitment to diversity enhances our ability to provide excellent service to the communities we serve and is central to our Mission.



    Yakima Valley Libraries is committed to attracting a workforce that reflects the growing diversity of the population of Yakima County. We believe that diversity is not solely limited to race and ethnicity, but also encompasses talents, age, gender, communication style, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics.

    In accordance with the requirements of the Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Yakima Valley Libraries will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

    Through active staff development and a competitive compensation package, Yakima Valley 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.


    Workplace Culture

    Yakima Valley Libraries strives to provide an environment that fosters mutual respect of individual differences. Our workplace culture is open, creative, and inspires best efforts and results. We encourage diverse opinions, ideas, and perspectives, and value of skills, education, and interests. Cooperation and teamwork thrive along with each individual’s personal growth and contribution.

    Yakima Valley 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 veterans 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.