Library Advisory Commission

The Library Advisory Commission reports and makes recommendations to the Oakland City Council on Oakland Public Library policies; provides citizen oversight of Measure Q tax funds; and advocates on behalf of OPL programs and services.  The Commission consists of 15 seats, appointed by the Mayor and Council.  The public is welcome to attend the Commission’s meeting which are held on the last Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the Brad Walters Community Room at the Main Library, 125 14th St.  Call the Director's office, 238-3281, to confirm meetings in case of cancellation or change-of-venue.  Please note that meetings are rescheduled when observing a holiday.

Library Advisory Commission Members:

  • Kathryn Sterbenc, Chairperson
  • Andrew Racle, Vice-Chairperson
  • Ain Bailey
  • Victoria A. Barbero
  • Daniel Belay
  • Ruby Bernstein
  • David Bolaños
  • Roy Chan
  • Shanthi Gonzales
  • April Harper
  • Lesley Mandros Bell
  • Susanne M. Perkins
  • Jeanine Shimatsu 
  • Noelle Tu Duong

Library Advisory Commission meetings

Library Advisory Commission Meeting
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 5:15pm
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Communication Skills Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 12:00pm
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Library Advisory Commission Meeting
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 5:15pm
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Library Advisory Commission Advocacy Workshop Training
Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 8:30am
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Library Advisory Commission meeting
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:15pm
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Sixth Day Subcommittee Meeting
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
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Networking Committee Meeting
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 8:00pm
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Training & Recruitment Committee Meeting
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
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Advocacy & Outreach Committee Meeting
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 11:00am
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Library Advisory Commission meeting
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:15pm
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