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Who We Are

Jeff ScottJeff Scott, Library Director

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: jscott@washoecounty.us

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 Joan Dalusung, Assistant Library Director

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: jdalusung@washoecounty.us

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.

Library Administration

PO Box 2151
Reno, NV 89505

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: library@washoecounty.us

Debi Stears, Resources Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8349
Email: ddstears@washoecounty.us

Nancy Keener, Systems Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8347
Email: nkeener@washoecounty.us

Beate Weinert, Programs & Community Collaborations

Telephone: 775-327-8361
Email: bweinert@washoecounty.us

Andrea Tavener, Public Information & Development

Telephone: 775-327-8360
Email: atavener@washoecounty.us

John Andrews, Internet Services Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8364
Email: jandrews@washoecounty.us

Kathy Atkinson, Delinquent Accounts

Telephone: 775-327-8342
Email: katkinson@washoecounty.us

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.

Inclusiveness

We make enriching cultural and intellectual resources available to all.

Customer Service

We help meet the need of information services, while effectively addressing the range of literacy levels.

Community

We address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development opportunities.

Staff

We recruit and retain qualified employees, provide them with timely training and development opportunities, and recognize that they are our most valuable resource.

Fiscal Responsibility

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.

Adaptability

As a forward-thinking organization, we are responsive to our users' needs and interests, continuously adapting what we do and how we do it.

Collaboration

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.

Print

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Chris Colfer

The Last of August

Brittany Cavallero

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

Brandon Mull

Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

David Baldacci

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

Deadfall

Linda Fairstein

Look Behind You

Iris Johansen

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

Alexander McCall-Smith

The Breakdown

B.A. Paris

Blame

Jeff Abbott

Two Nights

Kathy Reichs

Some Kind of Hero

Suzanne Brockmann

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Wired

Julie Garwood

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

David Perlmutter

Beartown

Frederik Backman

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

The Stars are Fire

Anita Shreve

Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova

Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files

Sylvain Neuvel

A Twist in Time

Julie McElwain

Miss You

Kate Eberlen

The Women in the Castle

Jessica Shattuck

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Hannah Tinti

Old School: Life in the Sane Lane

Bill O'Reilly

Wired to Eat

Robb Wolf

Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

Joy the Baker Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days

Joy Wilson

The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M. Krauss

We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

The Wanderers

Meg Howrey

In This Grave Hour

Jacqueline Winspear

Eggshells

Caitriona Lally

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

Say Nothing

Brad Parks

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Setting Free the Kites

Alex George

A Piece of the World

Christina Baker Kline

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Gilded Cage

Vic James

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Jennifer Ryan

Revelation

Robert B. Parker

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Garden of Lamentations

Deborah Crombie

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

All Our Wrong Todays

Elan Mastai

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

Curtain of Death

W.E.B. Griffin

True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

James S.A. Corey

The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

Janet Evanovich

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

Jeffrey ARcher

The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

The Stranger in the Woods

Michael Finkel

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Timothy Ferris

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

Brandon Mull

Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

David Baldacci

Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

Victoria Kann

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

Caroline Paul

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

Death Weavers

Brandon Mull

The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Chris Colfer

The Last of August

Brittany Cavallero

King's Cage

Victoria Aveyard

The Way I Used To Be

Amber Smith

A Tyranny of Petticoats

A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro

Snow Job

Charles Benoit

The Lifeboat Clique

Kathy Parks

The Leaving Season

Cat Jordan

Into the Dim

Janet Taylor

The Great Hunt

Wendy Higgins

The Forbidden Orchid

Sharon Biggs Waller

The Blood Passage

Heather Demetrios