Board of Library Trustees

The Berkeley Public Library is administered by a Board of Library Trustees [BOLT], the only appointed administrative Board in the City. The Board consists of five Berkeley residents; one member of the Board must also be a member of the City Council.

Members of the Board are appointed for four year terms by the City Council as a whole.

Board of Library Trustees Vacancy

The City of Berkeley is currently accepting applications to fill one vacancy on the Berkeley Public Library Board of Library Trustees (BOLT). Apply by 5pm on May 24, 2021. Please see the press release for how to apply.

Current Members are:

  • Diane Davenport (term expires 05/15/2023)
  • Sophie Hahn (City Council liaison appointment expires 12/312022 or until new appointments are made.*)
  • Amy Roth (term expires 01/03/2022*)
  • John Selawsky (term expires 05/16/2024)

* = eligible for reappointment

The Board of Library Trustees meets regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 P.M. Rescheduling sometimes occurs; call the Library Administrative office at 510-981-6195 to verify time and date. Meeting locations are subject to change. Please check the current agenda packet to confirm location and time. The packet is available at all Library location and online.

2021 Regular Meeting Schedule

Organizational Review

If you would like to comment on the Organizational Assessment please use the BOLT contact information:

BOLT Contact Library Contact

Contact Us (Library Administration) 
Tess Mayer, Director of Library Services,
BOLT Secretary


Next Meeting and Meeting Materials

  • BOLT Regular Meeting for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Agenda Packet (Amended)
  • ​** For meetings conducted exclusively via videoconference/teleconference, please see the agenda for instructions on how to participate via phone, video, or written communication.

Date

Meeting
Type

Agenda
Packet PDF File

Audio


Minutes PDF File

3/3/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda .mp3 Minutes
2/3/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda .mp3 Minutes
1/20/2021 Special Meeting Agenda .mp3 Minutes
1/6/2021 Regular Agenda .mp3 Minutes
1/6/2021 Special Closed Session Agenda .mp3 Minutes

    * Note: Beginning with the July 2010 meeting, the Berkeley Public Library will post audio of all BOLT meetings. The audio is available in .MP3 or .WMA formats (requires either the Microsoft Windows Media player (PC) or Microsoft Silverlight plugin (Mac OS X & PC) to play back.)

    For agenda and minutes of BOLT meetings prior to 2020, look for the archives on the right side of this web page.

    For agendas and minutes of BOLT meetings prior to January 2007, contact Library Administration at 510-981-6195.

    Board of Library Trustees Meeting Policy - The Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) Meeting Policy provides BOLT with rules to consistently and efficiently carry out the public comment process and to ensure that the meetings are run with a level of decorum that aids the Board of Library Trustees in carrying out its required business.

    Privacy Information: Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible to the public through the City’s website. 

    Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record. If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee. 

    If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication. Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information. https://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/)