The Library Commission is composed of nine members, each serving two three-year terms. Acting as the voice of the public, the Commission studies, reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding existing or proposed library facilities, programs, operations, services and financing. The Commission advocates improved library services and, as a forum for public discussion of library needs, the Commission facilitates communication between the public, the City Council and San José Public Library staff.
Library Commission Membership
- Current Members and Assignments
- Library Commission Vacancies and City Boards/Commissions Application Information
Library Bond Oversight Committee
Work with community representatives to annually review Library Bond Project expenditures and report findings to the City Council.
Library Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
Annually reviews Library Parcel Tax expenditures and reports findings to the City Council.
Liaison to Friends Groups & Other Library Organizations
Act as a communication link between the commission and assigned support groups.
Annually review and comment on the Mayor's Budget Plans to the Mayor and City Council members.
Long Range Planning
Provide public representation on library planning committees.
Government Policy Review
Monitor proposed policies and advocate those that would have a positive impact on public library service.
Represent the commission at community activities involving the library system.
Library Commission Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Reports
Please note: No Library Commission meetings held in July and August