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
  • Ruby Bernstein
  • David Bolaños
  • Roy Chan
  • Shanthi Gonzales
  • April Harper
  • Lesley Mandros Bell
  • Rosa Montgomery
  • Susanne M. Perkins
  • Jeanine Shimatsu 
  • Noelle Tu Duong

Library Advisory Commission meetings

Library Advisory Commission meeting April 27, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009 - 5:15pm
Cancellation notice.
Library Advisory Commission meeting March 30, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009 - 5:15pm
Cancellation notice.
Special Meeting of Library Advisory Commission
Monday, February 23, 2009 - 5:00pm
Agenda       Minutes
Library Advisory Commission meeting January 26, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009 - 5:00pm
Cancellation notice.
Library Advisory Commission meeting November 24th, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 5:00pm
Agenda       Minutes
Library Advisory Commission Retreat
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 12:00pm
Agenda       Minutes
Special Meeting of Library Advisory Commission
Monday, September 22, 2008 - 5:00pm
Agenda       Minutes
Library Advisory Commission meeting
Monday, July 28, 2008 - 5:00pm
Agenda       Minutes
Special Meeting of Library Advisory Commission
Monday, June 23, 2008 - 5:00pm
Agenda       Minutes
Special Meeting of Library Advisory Commission
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 5:00pm
Agenda       Minutes