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

Library Advisory Commission 3/27/17

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:15pm
Agenda      

Outreach Committee 3/13/17

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Sustainability Committee 3/13/17

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 2/27/17

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:15pm
Agenda       Minutes

Sustainability Committee 2/13/17

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Outreach Committee 2/13/17

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 1/30/17

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 5:15pm
Agenda       Minutes

Sustainability Committee 1/23/17

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Agenda       Minutes

Outreach Committee 1/16/17

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 6:15pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 11/28/16

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:15pm
Agenda       Minutes