and Staff

The Oakland Public Library thanks and acknowledges the following supporters who made donations to the Library between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. We also appreciate the hundreds of donors who support the Library through the Friends groups listed below.


Gerry Garzón
Interim Library Director

Jamie Turbak
Interim Associate Director

Jiao Han
Acting Administrative Librarian

Gene Tom
Chief Financial Officer

Winifred Walters
Community Relations Manager

Rosalía Arteaga-Romo
Executive Assistant

Crystal Ramie-Adams
Human Resources Manager

Rick Moss
Chief Curator, AAMLO



Board of Directors 2012-13

Ellen Moyer, President

Julie Waldman, Treasurer

Judy Toll, Secretary

Michael J. Dalton

Joan Hall-Feinberg

Tamra C. Hege

Genevieve Katz

Ronile Lahti

Sheila McCormick

Beccah Rothschild

Bob Shurtleff

Sophie Souroujon

Brook Vanderford

Winifred Walters

Evan Zubritsky

Carl Alexander,
Honorary Director



Lana Adlawan, Supervising Librarian, Teen Services

Daniel Hersh, Public Services Support

Nina Lindsay, Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services

Jane Lopez, Supervising Librarian, Branch Administration

Mary Schrader, Supervising Librarian, Branch Administration

Mana Tominaga, Supervising Librarian, Main Library




Anonymous (4)

Leslie Brott

David L. Brown

Immanuel Durkee

Ellen Fenichel

Jeffrey and Judy Greenhouse

Carson B. Haines

Maxine Heiliger

Laura Jerrard

Karling Alice Leung

Peter & Bonnie Sherwood

Arthur and Elizabeth Spander

Wanda L. Underhill


In Memory of Clint Arndt
from May Arndt

In memory of
Marion Taylor Blumberg
from the OWREC Book Club

In memory of Janice Carter
from Stella Goodwin

In memory of Barbara Chang
Audrey and Henry Fong
Carlene Chang
Lawland Long and
Veronica Yip Long
Ruby Chang
Vincent and Brenda Wong

In memory of Luella Edmond
J. E. Johnson
Martha Coady Sachs
D.M. Jackson
Judy Martin
Helen Bickley
Wendy Alfsen
Caroline Sachs

In memory of Joseph Hester
West Coast Wire Rope & Rigging, Inc.

In memory of Richard Higgins from Brian Fisher

In memory of Julian Low
from Winifred & Tom Walters

In memory of
Harvey Steinberg from
David & Diana Benson
Doris Truong

In honor of Bonnie Brown Real & Colin Brown
Jane Walsh-Brown
& Jim Brown

In honor of Chris Nishida
Eugene & Joanne Wong

In honor of Zachary &
Sieka Stockton
from J. Patrick Stair


BART (Lifeline Transportation)

Bay Area Association of Black Social Workers

Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program

Edwin H. Lennette Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation

Fentons Creamery

First 5 Alameda County

Give Something Back Office Supplies

James Harris for Oakland School Board 2012

Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Leave a Little Room Foundation

Matson Foundation

Pacific Library Partnership

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Porter E. & Helenmae Thompson Foundation

Raymond Family Foundation


The Estate of James Hill

The Kline Family Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation (from an Anonymous Advisor)

Union Pacific Foundation

William G. Gilmore Foundation

State & Federal Grants

California Library Association: Summer Matters

California Library Literacy Services (California State Library)

Library Services & Technology Act (California State Library)



Friends of the African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Friends of the Asian Library

Friends of the César E. Chávez Branch/Amigos de la Biblioteca de César E. Chávez

Friends of the Dimond Library

Friends of the Elmhurst Library

Friends of the Golden Gate Library

Friends of Lakeview Library

Friends of Melrose Library

Friends of Montclair Library

Friends of the Oakland History Room

Friends of the Oakland Public Library

Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library

Friends of the Rockridge Library

Friends of the Tool Lending Library


Text and project management:

Tom Downs


Randall Homan,
Gestalt Graphics

Banner/cover photos:

"The Origami READ Wall,"

by Sharon McKellar


Sharon McKellar, Mike Moya, Helen Bloch, Amy Sonnie, Celia Jackson, Phil Laing, OPL staff and volunteers.


Sara DuBois


Gerry Garzón, Kathryn Sterbenc, Shanthi Gonzales, Winifred Walters, Gene Tom, Daniel Hersh, Jamie Turbak, Sharon McKellar, Nina Lindsay, Lana Adlawan, Dorothy Lazard, Rick Shattuc, Tamar Kirschner, Lynne Cutler, Annabelle Blackman, and Elaine Joe


Main Library

125 14th Street

African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO)

659 14th Street

Second Start Adult Literacy Program

125 14th Street, 2nd floor

81st Avenue Branch Library

1021 81st Avenue

Asian Branch Library

Pacific Renaissance Plaza
388 9th Street, Ste.190

Brookfield Branch Library

9255 Edes Avenue

César E. Chávez Branch Library

3301 East 12th St., Ste. 271

Dimond Branch Library

3565 Fruitvale Avenue

Eastmont Branch Library

Eastmont Town Center
7200 Bancroft Ave., Suite 211

Elmhurst Branch Library

1427 88th Avenue

Golden Gate Branch Library

5606 San Pablo Avenue

Lakeview Branch Library

550 El Embarcadero

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Branch Library

6833 International Blvd.

Melrose Branch Library

4805 Foothill Blvd.

Montclair Branch Library

1687 Mountain Blvd.

Piedmont Avenue Branch Library

80 Echo Ave.

Rockridge Branch Library

5366 College Avenue

Temescal Branch Library

5205 Telegraph Avenue

Tool Lending Library

5202 Telegraph Avenue

West Oakland Branch Library

1801 Adeline Street