Library Board

The Kirkland Library Board was established in 1951 through an ordinance passed by the Kirkland City Council. The purpose of the Board is to serve as an advisory body to the Council and the City Manager, and it also serves as liaison to the King County Library District (KCLS) and its designated librarians regarding library service issues and community interests. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Library Board
Next Meeting

6:00 PM - Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, May 9, 2023

Location: Virtual Meeting | Zoom Meeting Information:

Webinar ID: 890-2872-5295

Password: 874360

Agenda and Materials: Agenda(PDF, 147KB) and KCLS Regional Manager Report(PDF, 265KB)

Past Meeting Archives       Past Meeting Recordings 

Note: The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our community members and values public involvement. We make every effort to make the recordings of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. However, due to technical difficulties that may occur with our digital recording system it may take up to four days for a recording to become available online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library Board Members

Harry Bruce (term expires March 31, 2024)

Harry Bruce - Chair

Harry moved to Kirkland 22 years ago from Sydney, Australia to work at the University of Washington. He retired from his role as Dean of the Informational School (iSchool) at the UW in 2019. He's been a library educator, researcher and leader for more than three decades. Harry's academic qualification's include a Ph.D in Library and Information Science; a masters degree in Library and Information Science; and a Graduate Diploma in Teacher Leadership. He is deeply committed to the role of public libraries as information, education, and service hubs for their communities. Harry says he loves living in Kirkland and is "honored to serve on the Library Board."

Heather Gertmenian (term expires March 31, 2027)


Julia Nolan - Chair (term expires March 31, 2025)

Julia Nolan 

Julia moved to Kirkland several years ago and currently works as a data analyst at Puget Sound Energy. In addition to her passion for using data to improve customer experiences, she loves reading and writing. She has served as a senior editor of "Allegory" for over a decade and has published short stories in a number of speculative fiction magazines. Julia loves that libraries have the ability to enhance the lives of all members of the community, and is excited to serve Kirkland through her work on the Library Board in the years to come.


Nalini Iyer (term expires March 31, 2024)



Eleanor Peterson (term expires March 31, 2027)



Addison Goldberg, Youth (term expires March 31, 2025)