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


Dec. 19, 2014


District Coordinator
Closes: Jan. 8, 2015

Pendleton, Oregon


This position is nestled in the high desert plateaus of Eastern Oregon, in the beautiful and rural communities of Umatilla County, Oregon. The District Coordinator plays an important role in the Umatilla County Special Library District.  The District is a premier rural federated public library support system made up of twelve independent city libraries. The District Coordinator works with a dedicated team of staff, and a passionate, involved elected Board of Directors that care deeply about the quality of literacy, library programs, and services that impact the residents of Umatilla County. The District Coordinator represents and is directly accountable to the Board of Directors. This position supports the development of member libraries, and facilitates and implements the administrative and financial activities of the special district. Duties focus on the initiation and skillful growth of District services in accordance with the vision and mission of the District. This role is a highly visible one in the communities and library services areas, and good networking, public speaking, and organizational expertise are important components of the position.

Candidates must have an MLIS/MLS degree with 3 plus years of relevant public library administrative experience.  Library District and strategic planning experience would be a plus.  A valid driver’s license and background check are required.  This is a full time position with a starting salary range of $60,000 - $65,000 DOE, plus benefits like sick/vision and dental insurance, flex time, vacation and State PERS retirement.  A cover letter, resume and references must be received by 5:00 pm, January 8, 2015 at Umatilla County Special Library District, PO Box 1689, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Application materials may also be emailed to dan at ucsld.org, or faxed with cover sheet to: Attention Dan, 541-966-1028. 

For more information call 541-276-6449.

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