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Library Commission

Mission

It is the mission of the Library Commission to advise the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian on matters of library policy, administration, operation, and service; to obtain public input; and to make suggestions and recommendations on any matters which have come to the attention of the Commission regarding the County Library.

History and Structure

The County Library Commission was formed by order of the Board of Supervisors in 1994 and was composed of 15 members appointed by the Board. Prior to 1994, Regional Library Councils in the 5 County Library Regions provided the opportunity for citizen participation and input regarding County Library operations.

In 1996, the Board of Supervisors ordered the Commission to be restructured following a proposal developed by a working group of representatives of involved agencies. The new Library Commission has 20 members. Ten commissioners are selected by the City Selection Committee of representatives of the cities served by the County Library, selections to be made from among elected city council members in those cities; and ten commissioners appointed by the Board of Supervisors, two by each Supervisor. This action created a Commission which represents both the unincorporated areas and the cities served by the County Library.

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are posted at Library Headquarters. Meetings are open to the public.

September 26, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the San Fernando Library. Remote access will be available at Library Headquarters.

November 28, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the South Whittier Library

To view previous meetings and agenda, please click on the “Previous Commission Meetings” tab above.

Commission Goals

1. Provide input to the Library regarding efforts to stabilize funding, and advocate for more stable library funding at both the local and state levels.
2. Advise the County Librarian with regard to the changing needs of libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
3. Assist in publicizing and promoting the programs and services for the County Library to all county residents.
4. Schedule Commission meetings at a variety of locations, and publicize meeting times and locations to increase public attendance and provide a forum where residents may give and receive information about library services.

Contact The Commission

LA County Library Headquarters

7400 E. Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242

Phone: 562.940.8412
Email: librarycommission@library.lacounty.gov

2018

January 17, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the A C Bilbrew Library

March 21, 2018, at La Mirada Library – Meeting was canceled

May 23, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Hall of Administration

July 18, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Rowland Heights Library

2017

January 18, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Huntington Park Library

March 15, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the La Crescenta Library

May 10, 2017, from 11 am to 1 pm, at the Hall of Administration

July 19, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters

September 20, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hacienda Heights Library

November 15, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Lomita Library

2016

January 20, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Baldwin Park Library

February 17, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters.

March 16, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Duarte Library, Bakersfield article

April 20, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters.

May 18, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hall of Records

June 15, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Compton Library

July 20, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library

September 21, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters

October 19, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Patriotic Hall

November 16, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hall of Administration

2015

July 22, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Lennox Library

September 16, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Malibu Library

October 21, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hall of Administration

November 18, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the East Los Angeles Library

Current Commissioners

First District

Vy Nguyen
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Supervisor Solis

Martha Arevalo
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Supervisor Solis

Bob J. Archuleta
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Pico Rivera
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Corey Calaycay, Chair
Mayor, City of Claremont
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Second District

Revé Gipson
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

Nancy Anderson Kuechle
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

José Luis-Solache
Mayor, City of Lynwood
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Third District

Joy C. Williams
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Supervisor Kuehl

Lisa Cleri Reale
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Supervisor Kuehl

Laura Zahn Rosenthal
Council Member, City of Malibu
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Antonio Lopez
Vice Mayor, City of San Fernando
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Fourth District

Angelita Medina
Appointed by Supervisor Hahn

Jay Chen
Resident of Hacienda Heights
Appointed by Supervisor Hahn

Nancy Lyons
Council Member, City of Diamond Bar
Appointed by City Selection Committee

David Lesser
Council Member, City of Manhattan Beach
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Fifth District

James P. Allen
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Supervisor Antonovich

Waymon E. Roy
Resident of Palmdale
Appointed by Supervisor Antonovich

Liz Reilly
Council Member, City of Duarte
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Chin Ho Liao
Council Member, City of San Gabriel
Appointed by City Selection Committee

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