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.

Current Members are:

  • Diane Davenport (term expires 05/15/2019*)
  • Abigail Franklin (term expires 01/03/2018)
  • Sophie Hahn (City Council liaison appointment expires 01/31/2019*)
  • Judy J.Hunt (term expires 04/03/2021*)
  • John Selawsky (term expires 05/16/2020*)

* = 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.

Trustee Recruitment

BOLT is in the process of selecting a new Trustee to serve on the Board begining in January 2018, to replace outgoing Trustee Abigail Franklin. For more information about the vacancy, view the press release or Information Item A. on the Agenda of the September 6, 2017 BOLT Meeting.

Recruitment Schedule

DateActivity
September 7–October 5, 2017 Recruitment open Recruit is now closed
November 8, 2017BOLT Special Meeeting: Interviews and selection of recommended candidate and a rescheduled "Regular" Meeting
December 12, 2017City Council meeting consent item to approve appointing the recommended candidate
January 4, 2018New Trustee term begins
February 7, 2018New Trustee’s first regular meeting 

 

2017 Meeting Schedule

 

BOLT ContactLibrary Contact

Contact Us (Library Administration) 
Elliot Warren, Acting Director of Library Services,
BOLT Secretary 510-981-6195


Next Meeting and Meeting Materials

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.)

Date

Meeting
Type

Agenda
Packet PDF File

AudioMP3 Audiofile

AudioWindows Media

Approved
Minutes PDF File

10/17/2017Special MeetingAgendaMP3  
10/04/2017Regular Meeting

Cancellation Notice

   
09/06/2017Regular MeetingAgendaMP3WMA 
09/06/07Special Closed
Session Meeting
AgendaMP3WMA 
08/07/2017Special Meeting
Closed Session
Agenda  Minutes
08/02/2017Special MeetingAgendaMP3WMAMinutes
08/02/2017Special Meeting
Closed Session
AgendaMP3WMAMinutes
07/05/2017 Regular MeetingCancellation Notice   
06/21/2017Special MeetingAgendaMP3WMAMinutes
06/07/2017Regular Meeting

Cancellation Notice

   
05/31/2017Special Meeting

Agenda

MP3WMAMinutes
05/03/2017RegularCancellation Notice   
04/19/2017Special

 Agenda

MP3WMAMinutes
04/05/2017Regular

Cancellation Notice

   
03/01/2017RegularAgendaMP3WMAMinutes
02/01/2017Regular Meeting

Agenda

MP3WMAMinutes
01/04/2017Regular MeetingAgendaMP3WMAMinutes
01/04/2017Special Closed SessionAgendaMP3WMA

Minutes

For agenda and minutes of BOLT meetings prior to 2017, 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.

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