Lisa Rosenblum

Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.

Despite COVID-19, King County libraries still put on a show

Guest column from Lisa Rosenblum.

 

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS has expanding its online resources so patrons can continue to learn, build skills, stay entertained and remain mentally and physically active amid the pandemic.

 

Libraries are places of connection, community pride

Libraries are places of connection, community pride

A public library is often considered the heart of the community, providing programs and services that bring people together and create opportunities for meaningful connections.… Continue reading

 

Libraries stand as entrepreneurial hubs

Libraries stand as entrepreneurial hubs

Key measures of a healthy economy include, among other things, new businesses that create jobs and attract skilled workers. And while community leaders count on… Continue reading

Libraries stand as entrepreneurial hubs
Why public libraries matter more than ever in the Information Age

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the Information Age

Occasionally, someone unfamiliar with King County Library System will say to me “Why do we need libraries when we have the internet?” I actually love… Continue reading

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the Information Age
Here’s to the new year at KCLS

Here’s to the new year at KCLS

On Jan. 16, I will celebrate my one year anniversary as KCLS’ Executive Director, a wide‐ ranging job in more ways than one. Coming from… Continue reading

Here’s to the new year at KCLS
Five stars, best books and King County Libraries’ commitment to intellectual freedom

Five stars, best books and King County Libraries’ commitment to intellectual freedom

Library Journal recently announced its 2018 Star Libraries as rated by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Services. The King County Library System (KCLS)… Continue reading

Five stars, best books and King County Libraries’ commitment to intellectual freedom
KCLS aids citizen engagement during elections, year-round

KCLS aids citizen engagement during elections, year-round

The first Tuesday in November is Election Day—a consequential day for our democracy when citizens have a voice in determining the outcome of issues that… Continue reading

KCLS aids citizen engagement during elections, year-round
School is back in session, let KCLS help

School is back in session, let KCLS help

It is fall and a busy time for teachers, students and parents. It is also a great time to remind residents that King County Library… Continue reading

School is back in session, let KCLS help
Net neutrality: what it means for libraries

Net neutrality: what it means for libraries

I would like to focus this month on an issue that is of great importance to libraries and the patrons we serve. In 2017, the… Continue reading

Net neutrality: what it means for libraries
KCLS relishes community partner role

KCLS relishes community partner role

By Lisa Rosenblum KCLS Director With summer in full swing, it seems an excellent time to celebrate KCLS communities throughout the county and the many… Continue reading

KCLS relishes community partner role
KCLS: focusing on knowledge, equity and inclusion

KCLS: focusing on knowledge, equity and inclusion

As a public institution, the King County Library System serves people of all ages, abilities, genders, ethnicities, cultures and economic backgrounds. The values that guide… Continue reading

KCLS: focusing on knowledge, equity and inclusion
Summer — and the pure joy of summer reading — is finally here

Summer — and the pure joy of summer reading — is finally here

Summer time. What welcome words! For the King County Library System, it’s time for Summer Reading and we’re pulling out all the stops. The theme… Continue reading

Summer — and the pure joy of summer reading — is finally here
2017: KCLS, a year in review

2017: KCLS, a year in review

Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the Board of Trustees. Our “Year in Review” is a compilation of stories, statistics,… Continue reading

2017: KCLS, a year in review
A welcoming message from the new director

A welcoming message from the new director

As the new Director of the King County Library System, I am excited to relocate to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and am honored to be… Continue reading

A welcoming message from the new director