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. 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 (3 year term):

  • Viola Gonzales, Co-Chairperson, 10/5/17 - 10/4/20
  • Nathaniel W. Dumas, Co-Chairperson, 09/14/17 - 09/13/20
  • Lesley Mandros Bell, 06/24/16 - 06/23/19
  • Tyron Jordan, 11/14/16 - 11/13/19
  • 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
  • Dr. Amy Johnson, 11/17/18 - 11/16/21
  • 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, 11/14/17 - 11/13/20
  • Angelica Valentine, 10/16/17 - 10/15/20
  • Mary Jo Cook, 6/24/19 - 6/23/22

Library Advisory Commission meetings

Library Advisory Commission Meeting 2/24/20

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

LAC Sustainability Committee 2/19/20

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 1/27/20

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

Sustainability Committee 1/8/20

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

LAC Sustainability Committee 12/11/19

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 11/25/19

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

LAC Sustainability Committee 11/13/19

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:30pm
Agenda       Minutes

Library Advisory Commission 10/28/19

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 5:30pm
Agenda       Minutes

Library Advisory Commission 10/22/19

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 9/30/19

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
Agenda