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 5:15 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):

  • Victoria A. Barbero, Chairperson, 11/13/15 - 11/12/18
  • Andrew Racle, Vice-Chairperson, 11/13/15 - 11/12/18
  • Rebekah Randle, Vice-Chairperson, 10/5/17 - 10/4/20
  • Reginald Constant, 10/16/17 - 10/15/20
  • Nathaniel W. Dumas, 09/14/17 - 09/13/20
  • Kerrick Goodman-Lucker, 11/13/15 - 11/12/18
  • Tyron Jordan, 11/14/16 -  11/13/19
  • Dr. A. Aurea Lewis, 01/16/17 - 01/15/20
  • Laura Liang, 11/14/16 - 11/13/19
  • Ken Lupoff, 06/19/15 - 06/18/18
  • Lesley Mandros Bell, 06/24/16 - 06/23/19
  • Sarah McClung, 11/14/17 - 11/13/20
  • Rosa Montgomery, 11/14/15 - 11/13/18
  • Susanne M. Perkins, 08/19/15 - 08/18/18 
  • Charles Sanchez, 11/14/15 - 11/13/18

Library Advisory Commission meetings

Library Advisory Commission 2/26/18

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 5:15pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission Sustainability Committee 2/19/18

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission Outreach Committee 2/12/18

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission Meeting 1/29/18

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:15pm

Outreach Committee 1/15/18

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Library Advisory Commission Meeting 11/27/17

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

Outreach Committee 11/13/17

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

Library Advisory Commission Meeting 10/30/17

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:15pm
Agenda      

Sustainability Committee 10/16/17

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Agenda      

Outreach Committee 10/9/17

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Agenda