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 5:30 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
  • Dr. A. Aurea Lewis, Vice-Chairperson, 01/16/17 - 01/15/20
  • 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

Library Advisory Commission meetings

LAC Sustainability Committee 11/13/19

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

Library Advisory Commission 10/28/19

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

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      

LAC: Sustainability Committee 9/11/19

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

LAC: Does Not Meet In August 8/26/19

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 5:30pm

Library Advisory Commission 7/29/19

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:00pm
Agenda       Minutes

Library Advisory Commission Outreach Committee Meeting 7/22/19

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

LAC: Sustainability Committee 7/10/19

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 6/24/19

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:30pm
Agenda       Minutes