Library Administration

Administrative Office

KCLS Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
425.369.3200
Business Hours
Monday - Friday
9 am – 5 pm

Executive Director

Lisa G. Rosenblum
lgrosenblum@kcls.org
Executive Director's Blog

Lisa Rosenblum was hired as King County Library System Executive Director in January 2018. Prior to KCLS, she served as Director and Chief Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library in New York City. Lisa has worked in the library sector for more than three decades. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Lisa currently serves on the University of Washington Information School MLIS Advisory Board.

Executive Assistant
Maria Hatcher
425.369.3233
mshatcher@kcls.org

Community Relations & Marketing

Julie Acteson, Director
425.369.3273
jbacteson@kcls.org

Julie Acteson was hired as the Director of Community Relations and Marketing in March 2000. Prior to that, she worked at United Way of Snohomish County and United Way of Thurston County. After receiving a Bachelor of Music from Furman University in South Carolina, Julie was a teacher and professional violinist.

Public Services

Christine Schonhart, Deputy Director
425.369.3375
clschonhart@kcls.org

Christine Schonhart joined KCLS in November 2019. She previously worked at the Brooklyn Public Library as the Central Library’s assistant director. Prior to that, she was the director of the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle, Massachusetts, and before that, the director of branch services at the Boston Public Library. Christine holds a Master of Library Science from the University at Buffalo, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Adult, Teen & Children's Services; Diversity & Outreach Services; Online Services; Mobile Services
Tess Mayer, Director of Library Outreach, Programs, and Services
425.369.3309
tjmayer@kcls.org

Tess Mayer was hired as Director of Library Outreach, Programs and Services in February 2015. She worked at The Seattle Public Library for a decade prior to KCLS. Tess earned a Bachelor of Arts in American and Multiethnic Studies from Bard College and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.

Library Staffing, Hours & Operations; Procedures & Guidelines; Patron Conduct
Jenny Engstrom, Director, Library Operations
425.369.3321
 jwengstrom@kcls.org

Jenny Engstrom was hired at KCLS in May 2016 after serving as Director of Reference and Research Services at New York Public Library. Before coming to KCLS, she was an Assistant Director at the Greenburgh Public Library in Westchester County. Jenny earned a Master in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a Master in Public Administration from New York University.

Library Materials; Library Art; Vendor Relations
Bruce Schauer, Director, Collection Management Services
425.369.3203
brucscha@kcls.org

Bruce Schauer has been with KCLS since 1975. He began his library career as an assistant at the King County Jail Library and has held positions as a reference librarian and acquisitions manager. Before becoming Director of Collection Management Services in 2001, Bruce managed the Fairwood and White Center Libraries. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics and a Master of Library Science from the University of Washington.

Administrative Services

Cynthia McNabb, Deputy Director
425.369.3207 cjmcnabb@kcls.org

Cynthia McNabb joined KCLS in February 2016. Prior to that, she worked for King County in human resources and in the Office of Labor Relations as a labor negotiator and litigator. She earned her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, a Master of Public Policy from American University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. 

Facilities Management Services
Greg Smith, Director
425.369.3237
ggsmith@kcls.org

Greg Smith was hired as Director of Facilities Management Services in December 2004 and assumed responsibility for Facilities Development in 2012. Prior to KCLS, Greg was the Northwest Regional Construction Manager for Washington Mutual Bank.

Finance
Nicholas Lee, Director
425.369.3260
nelee@kcls.org

Nicholas Lee joined KCLS in November 2017. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer at the City of Snoqualmie, Finance Manager for King County’s Department of Executive Services, and Senior Budget Analyst at the City of Bellevue. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Finance from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations from Arizona State University.

Human Resources
Danielle Perry, Interim Director
425.369.3218 (for employment verifications, call 425.369.3224)
dmperry@kcls.org

Information Technology Services
Jed Moffitt, Director
425.369.3433
jmoffitt@kcls.org

Jed Moffitt has worked at KCLS since July 1999 after spending more than a decade at Dynix, where he learned about libraries, computer programming and technology services. Jed received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Brigham Young University.

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