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
  • Ain Bailey, 09/14/14 - 09/13/17
  • Reginald Constant, 10/16/14 - 10/15/17
  • Kerrick Goodman-Lucker, 11/13/15 - 11/12/18
  • Nidhi Khosla, 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, 11/14/14 - 11/13/17
  • Rosa Montgomery, 11/14/15 - 11/13/18
  • Susanne M. Perkins, 08/19/15 - 08/18/18 
  • Rebekah Randle, 10/05/14 - 10/04/17
  • Charles Sanchez, 11/14/15 - 11/13/18

Library Advisory Commission meetings

Library Advisory Commission 4/28/14

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 5:15pm
Agenda       Minutes

Networking Committee 4/14/14

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:15pm
Agenda      

Advocacy Committee 4/7/14

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:15pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 3/31/14

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 5:15pm
Agenda       Minutes

Networking Committee 3/10/14

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:15pm
Agenda      

Advocacy Committee 3/3/14

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:15pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 2/24/14

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 5:15pm
Agenda       Minutes

Networking Committee 2/10/14

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:15pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 1/27/14

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 5:15pm
Agenda       Minutes

Advocacy Committee 1/15/14

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
Agenda