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 and Measure D 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 5:30 p.m. 

Please note that meetings are rescheduled when observing a holiday.

Library Advisory Commission Members (3 year term):

  • Viola Gonzales, Co-Chair, 10/5/20 - 10/4/23 (second term)
  • Nathaniel W. Dumas, Co-Chair, 09/14/20 - 09/13/23 (second term)
  • Tyron Jordan, 11/14/19 - 11/13/2022
  • Cathy Smith, 06/19/18 - 01/18/2021
  • Mary Forte, 08/19/18 - 08/18/21
  • Ada Chan, 11/13/18 - 11/12/21
  • Alternier Cook, 11/14/18 - 11/13/21
  • Mary Going, 1/16/20 - 1/15/23
  • Jessica Jung, 11/13/18 - 11/12/21
  • Joseph Karwat, 11/13/18 - 11/12/21
  • Carolyn Moskovitz, 11/13/18 - 11/12/21
  • Caleb Smith, 11/14/20 - 11/13/23 (second term)
  • Angelica Valentine, 10/16/20 - 10/15/23 (second term)
  • Mary Jo Cook, 6/24/19 - 6/23/22

Library Advisory Commission meetings

LAC: Sustainability Committee 10/14/20

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

LAC Outreach Committee 10/10/20

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 1:00pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 9/28/20 9/28/20

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

LAC: Sustainability Committee 9/16/20

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 7/27/20

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 5:30pm
Agenda       Minutes

Library Advisory Commission 6/29/20 6/29/20

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 5/18/20

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:30pm
Cancellation notice.

LAC Sustainability Committee 3/11/20

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Agenda       Minutes

LAC Outreach Committee 3/10/20

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Agenda      
Cancellation notice.

Library Advisory Commission Meeting 2/24/20

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 5:30pm
Agenda