Library Advisory Commission

YEAR ROUND RECRUITMENT
The City Clerk's Office accepts applications year round for Boards and Commissions.

Apply here for the Library Advisory Commssion.


The purpose of the Library Advisory Commission is to advise the City Council on matters relating to the Palo Alto City Library, excluding daily administrative operations. Its duties are:

  • to advise the City Council on planning and policy matters;
  • to review state legislative proposals that may affect the operation of the library;
  • to review the City Manager's proposed budget for capital improvements and operations relating to the library and forward comments to one or more applicable committees of the City Council;
  • to provide advice upon such other matters as the City Council may from time to time assign;
  • to receive community input concerning the library; and
  • to review and comment on fund-raising efforts on behalf of the library.

The Commission is a five member body appointed by the City Council. Terms of Commissioners are for two or three years, with two members appointed in 2013 and every three years thereafter, and three members are appointed in 2014 and every three years thereafter. See Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapters 2.16 and 2.24. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 329-2571.

Meetings are held bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at 250 Hamilton Avenue. Please check the Schedule of City Meetings for exact dates, times and location.

To communicate with the Library Advisory Commission members, write to: Library Advisory Commission, P.O. Box 10250, Palo Alto, CA 94303 or send an email to: Library.Commission@CityofPaloAlto.org

Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Vacant
Staff Liaison: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne 650-329-2403
Council Liaison: Gail Price

  • CHIN, Sheena
    250 Hamilton Ave., 94301
    650-329-2516
    Term Expires: 04/30/2016
  • HAGAN, Doug
    749 Seneca St., 94301
    650-326-2367
    Term Expires: 04/30/2017
  • LOY, June
    250 Hamilton Ave., 94301
    650-329-2516
    Term Expires: 04/30/2017
      
  • McDOUGALL, Don
    270 Channing Ave., 94301
    650-815-1455
    Term Expires: 04/30/2017
  • MOSS, Bob
    4010 Orme St., 94306
    650-493-2178
    Term Expires: 04/30/2016
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014
Library Advisory Commission's Long-range Plan
The Library Service Model Analysis and Recommendations report outlines collection, technology and facility recommendations to improve library facilities.
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Reports
Documents in this section include the Library Long-range Plan and Library Services Survey results.
Library Advisory Commission community survey poll results and presentation to Council on March 5, 2007.
Revision Date: 3/5/2007
Copy of survey instrument: Community Poll on Library Plan/Public Safety Building
Revision Date: 2/27/2007
2006 December Library Long Range Plan update - On December 11, 2006, the City Council decided to pursue two alternatives for a new Mitchell Park Library - a new stand-alone facility and a joint-use library and community center.
Revision Date: 12/11/2006
The Library Advisory Commission report, Library Service Model Analysis and Recommendations, was presented to the City Council on December 4, 2006. Included are transmittal letter from the Library Advisory Commission, scaled options for library service improvements, and associated appendices.
Revision Date: 12/4/2006
Results of the Library Advisory Commission community survey conducted in early 2006.
Revision Date: 2/28/2006
2014
Library Advisory Commission Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 8/28/2014
06/26/2014 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 6/18/2014
04/24/2014 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 4/24/2014
04/24/2014 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 4/16/2014
02/27/2014 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 2/27/2014
02/27/2014 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 2/19/2014
2013
12/19/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 12/19/2013
12/19/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 12/12/2013
10/24/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 10/24/2013
10/24/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 10/15/2013
08/29/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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08/29/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 8/21/2013
06/27/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 6/27/2013
06/27/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 6/19/2013
04/25/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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04/25/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
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03/28/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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03/28/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
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02/28/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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02/28/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
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01/24/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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01/24/2013 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 1/16/2013
2012 LAC Agenda and Minutes
11/15/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 11/15/2012
11/15/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 11/7/2012
10/25/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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10/25/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 10/17/2012
09/27/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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09/27/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 9/19/2012
08/23/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 8/30/2012
08/23/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 8/15/2012
07/26/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 7/31/2012
07/26/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 7/18/2012
06/28/2012 LAC Regular Meeting - CANCELED
Revision Date: 6/25/2012
05/24/2012 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 5/30/2012
05/24/2012 LAC Special Meeting REVISED Agenda
Revision Date: 5/18/2012
04/26/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 4/30/2012
04/26/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 4/18/2012
03/22/2012 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
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03/22/2012 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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02/23/2012 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
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02/23/2012 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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02/04/2012 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 2/1/2012
01/26/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 1/31/2012
01/26/2012 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 1/18/2012
2011 LAC Agendas and Minutes
11/17/2011 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 11/30/2011
11/17/2011 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 11/9/2011
11/04/2011 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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10/27/2011 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 10/19/2011
09/22/2011 LAC Special Meeting - Canceled/Lack of Quorum
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09/22/2011 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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07/28/2011 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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July 28, 2011 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
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06/23/2011 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
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06/23/2011 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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05/26/2011 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
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05/26/2011 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 5/18/2011
04/28/11 LAC Regular Meeting and Retreat Minutes
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04/28/2011 LAC Regular Meeting & Retreat Agenda
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Library Advisory Commission Agenda for March 24, 2011
Revision Date: 3/24/2011
02/24/2011 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 2/28/2011
02/24/2011 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 2/17/2011
01/27/2011 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
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01/27/2011 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
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2010 LAC Agendas and Minutes
11/18/2010 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 12/16/2010
11/18/2010 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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10/28/2010 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 11/5/2010
09/23/2010 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
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09/23/2010 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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06/24/2010 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
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06/24/2010 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
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05/27/2010 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
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05/27/2010 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 5/19/2010
04/22/10 LAC Regular Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 5/15/2010
04/22/2010 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 4/14/2010
03/25/2010 LAC Meeting - CANCELED
Revision Date: 3/22/2010
02/25/10 LAC Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 3/12/2010
02/25/2010 LAC Special Meeting Agenda
Revision Date: 2/18/2010
01/28/2010 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda - Canceled
Revision Date: 1/29/2010
2009 - LAC Agendas and Minutes
2009 LAC Agendas & Minutes
11/19/2009 LAC Special Meeting Minutes
Revision Date: 2/26/2010
11/19/2009 LAC Agenda
Revision Date: 11/12/2009
10/22/09 LAC Minutes
Revision Date: 11/2/2009
October 22, 2009 LAC Regular Meeting Agenda
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09/17/2009 LAC Minutes
Revision Date: 10/1/2009
09/03/2009 LAC Minutes
Revision Date: 9/4/2009
Library Advisory Agenda
Revision Date: 1/22/2009
2008 - Agendas and Minutes
January 24, 2008 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
Revision Date: 1/18/2008
2007 - Agendas and Minutes
November 15, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
Revision Date: 11/15/2007
November 15, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Minutes
Revision Date: 11/15/2007
October 25, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda - Meeting Cancelled
Revision Date: 10/25/2007
September 27, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
Revision Date: 9/27/2007
September 27, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Minutes
Revision Date: 9/27/2007
August 27, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
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August 27, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Minutes
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June 28, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
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June 28, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Minutes
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May 24, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
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May 24, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Minutes
Revision Date: 5/24/2007
April 26, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
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March 22, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
Revision Date: 3/22/2007
March 22, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Minutes
Revision Date: 3/22/2007
February 22, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
Revision Date: 2/22/2007
January 25, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Agenda
Revision Date: 1/25/2007
January 25, 2007 Library Advisory Commission Minutes
Revision Date: 1/25/2007
2006
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2005
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2004
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2003
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2002
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