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Library Advisory Board

City of Ketchikan Municipal Code:

2.40.030 Library advisory board.   (a)    There is created a library advisory board for the purpose of advising the librarian, city manager, and city council on the operation of the library and such additional matters as the council may from time to time designate.

Meetings of the Library Advisory Board are held once a quarter in January, April, July, and October, on the second Wednesday of the month. Unless noted, all meetings are held in the Small Multipurpose Room in the Library. Meetings begin at 6:00 PM and are open to the public.


The next meeting of the Board will be a joint meeting with the Friends of the Ketchikan Public Library. It will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6pm.


Meeting minutes

If you would like to apply to become a board member, fill out an application form and contact Library Director Pat Tully (907-228-2311, or patt@firstcitylibraries.org). 


Further information about the role and expectations of the Library Advisory Board can be found in the Ketchikan Municipal Code.


Library Advisory Board   2017-2020

  • Chair: Kerry Watson

  • Vice-Chair: 

  • Secretary: Sis Coenen

  • Susan Pickrell, Borough Assembly Rep (Term expires 10/2019)

  • David Kiffer, City Council Rep (Term expires 12/2019)

  • Bob Simpson, High school Rep (Term expires 3/2020)

  • Penny Pedersen, Member (Term expires 3/2021)

  • Maureen Eldridge, Member (Term expires 3/2022)

  • Vacant, Borough Rep (Term expires 3/2022)

  • Vacant, Member (Term expires 3/2020)