Welcome to our District

UCSLD’s mission:

Umatilla County Special Library District’s mission is to ensure the continuation and growth of public libraries in Umatilla County; by supporting our libraries’ ability to provide services, programs and continuing education opportunities for all. We believe libraries strengthen communities through individual, family, economic and community development.

UCSLD’s vision:

Libraries are integral parts of the infrastructure and critical to the livability and economic development of the region. The District is an essential partner with local governments to ensure the libraries of Umatilla County provide 21st century programs and services to their communities.

- Mission & Vision statements updated at February 20, 2014 Board Meeting


Notice of Budget Hearing

A public meeting of the Umatilla County Special Library District will be held on June 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm in the Bowman Building, 17 SW Frazer Ave., Suite 355, Pendleton OR 97801; take elevator to 3rd Floor, go west to Conference Room 355. The purpose of this meeting is to adopt the final budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 as approved by the Umatilla County Special Library District Budget Committee.  A summary of the budget is presented below. This supersedes earlier publication. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at 17 SW Frazer Ave., Suite 360, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday or online at www.ucsld.org. This budget is for an annual budget period.  This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as  the preceding year.

Summary of the budget (pdf)
General Fund - Resources (pdf)
General Fund - Requirements Summary (pdf)
Resource Sharing Fund (pdf)
Take Off Early Childhood Literacy Fund (pdf)
Capital Reserve Fund (pdf)

- posted 6/20/17


Position Opening


Library District Manager $60,000 - $65,000 DOE, benefit package includes, medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, PERS.  This position is nestled in the high desert plateaus of Eastern Oregon, in the beautiful rural communities of Umatilla County, Oregon. The Umatilla County Special Library District is a premier rural federated public library support system made up of twelve independent city libraries. The District Manager works with a dedicated team of staff, and a passionate, involved elected Board of Directors that care deeply about the quality of literacy and library programs and services that impact the residents of Umatilla County.  The position supports the development of member libraries and manages the administrative and financial activities of the Special District. Complete job description and how to apply can be found at: www.ucsld.org/district-manager

Position will remain open until filled.  First review of applicants will be June 5, 2017.