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
  • Tyron Jordan, 11/14/19 - 11/13/2022 (second term)
  • 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 2/10/21

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:00pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 1/25/21

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 5:30pm
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LAC: Sustainability Committee 1/13/21

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:00pm
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LAC: Outreach Committee 1/9/21

Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 1:00pm
Agenda      

LAC: Sustainability Committee 12/9/20

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:00pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 11/30/20

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 5:30pm
Agenda      

LAC: Sustainability Committee 11/18/20

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
Agenda      

LAC: Outreach Committee 11/14/20

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
Agenda      

Library Advisory Commission 10/26/20

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 5:30pm
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LAC: Sustainability Committee 10/14/20

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:30pm
Agenda