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):

  • Caleb Smith, Co-Chair, 11/14/20 - 11/13/23 (second term)
  • Nathaniel W. Dumas, Co-Chair, 09/14/20 - 09/13/23 (second term)
  • Carolyn Moskovitz, Vice Chair, 11/13/18 - 11/12/21
  • 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
  • Angelica Valentine, 10/16/20 - 10/15/23 (second term)
  • Mary Jo Cook, 6/24/19 - 6/23/22
  • Ayushi Roy, 11/17/18 - 11/16/21

Library Advisory Commission meetings

LAC: Sustainability Committee Special Meeting 9/15/21

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
Agenda      

LAC: Outreach Committee 9/7/21

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 8/30/21

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

LAC: Sustainability Committee 8/11/21

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 6:00pm
Agenda      

LAC: Outreach Committee 8/3/21

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 5:30pm
Agenda      
Cancellation notice.

Library Advisory Commission 6/28/21

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

LAC: Sustainability Committee 6/9/21

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
Agenda      

LAC: Outreach Committee 6/1/21

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 5/24/21

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 5:30pm
Agenda       Minutes

LAC: Sustainability Committee 5/12/21

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:00pm