Who We Are
Jeff Scott, Library Director
Jeff Scott began his library career over 17 years ago as a library assistant at the Arizona Historical Foundation, an archive at Arizona State University (ASU). While in Arizona, Jeff worked his way up to librarian, with experience at both academic and public libraries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from ASU and Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona. Jeff went on to become Director for Casa Grande (AZ) Public Library, Tulare County Library in California's Central Valley, and most recently for Berkeley Public Library. He joined Washoe County Library System as its new Director on December 14, 2015.
Joan Dalusung, Assistant Library Director
Joan Dalusung began her career with the Henderson Libraries as a Reference Librarian in 1997. Following a stint as the Henderson Libraries’ Internet Services Librarian, she returned to public service as an Adult Services Department Head and most recently as Manager of Henderson Libraries’ Paseo Verde Library. Joan received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Psychology, as well as her Master of Library Science, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been involved in the Nevada Library Association since 2000. She joined the Washoe County Library System as its new Assistant Director on April 4, 2016.
PO Box 2151
Reno, NV 89505
Debi Stears, Resources Librarian
Nancy Keener, Systems Librarian
Beate Weinert, Programs & Community Collaborations
Andrea Tavener, Public Information & Development
John Andrews, Internet Services Librarian
Kathy Atkinson, Delinquent Accounts
Our Mission & Vision
Our Mission ... is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time.
Our Vision ... is that all Washoe County residents benefit from the Library's support of literacy and self-education.
Our Statement of Values
Learning and Literacy
We uphold lifelong learning as the core foundation of our service, and promote reading as a fundamental life skill.
We make enriching cultural and intellectual resources available to all.
We help meet the need of information services, while effectively addressing the range of literacy levels.
We address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development opportunities.
We recruit and retain qualified employees, provide them with timely training and development opportunities, and recognize that they are our most valuable resource.
We manage the human and financial resources entrusted to us in a cost-effective manner, and support only those facilities and services that are sustainable within the realities of our financial limits.
As a forward-thinking organization, we are responsive to our users' needs and interests, continuously adapting what we do and how we do it.
We believe in the power of coming together, and expand our impact in the community through appropriate partnerships with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, educators, community groups and businesses.