African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) Seeking Public Input in Recruitment of New Chief Curator – Town Hall Meetings Planned

Release Date: 
Thu, 03/08/2018

The Oakland Public Library has engaged an executive search firm, The Hawkins Company, to assist in recruiting candidates to serve as the new Chief Curator for the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO). As part of the search process, library officials have announced two community town hall meetings to give the public a chance to share thoughts and ideas about the qualifications, qualities, and characteristics that would make an ideal Chief Curator. The meetings will take place on Wednesday, March 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at AAMLO, 659 14st Street, in Oakland. 

These are two identical sessions, an evening and a morning session, to best accommodate public availability. AAMLO patrons who are unable to attend the town hall meetings have an opportunity to voice their thoughts by taking an online survey:

If you have questions or comments, please contact Jamie Turbak, Interim Library Director at

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