Library Commission

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Name Email
Term expires
Vacant Email n/a April 30, 2018
Lynne Bramlett  Email 650-328-4716 April 30, 2018
Ester Bugna  Email n/a April 30, 2021
Jacqueline Cebrian
Email n/a April 30, 2018
Kristen Leep Email n/a April 30, 2019
Kristina Lemons - Chair Email n/a April 30, 2019
Vacant Email n/a April 30, 2020

Roles and responsibilities

The Library Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the operation of the Menlo Park libraries by keeping in touch with patrons and the general public; promotes the use of the libraries; reports on library activities and encourages public as well as legislative support for library services. The Library Commission also maintains lines of communication with the friends of the Menlo Park Library, the Menlo Park Library Foundation and Project Read-Menlo Park Literacy Partners.

Commission priorities

Vibrant and resilient economy supporting a sustainable budget
  • Facilitation of general internet literacy training
  • Facilitation of online job applications and resume building
  • Facilitation of the operation of small businesses through the availability of free and stable WiFi
  • Support English literacy efforts through interaction with Project Read.
  • Support of small business resources, including business materials collection; business electronic resources (databases)
Future focused planning and visioning supporting a high quality of life
  • Advise on methods of increasing visibility of the Library and its programs through electronic media by creating an electronic patron contact plan and mechanism.
  • Develop a vision and plan for the evolution of library services offered in the Belle Haven neighborhood.
  • Outreach to the community using the "Meet Your Commission" format.
Regional focus creating synergy of efforts on issues of mutual interest
  • Advise and inform the public of the broader regional network for the facilitation and best uses of new tech and the efficient implementation of that tech.
  • Advise library staff and help prepare the public as the implementation for the Peninsula Library System-wide RFID roll out occurs.
  • Consult on the update of the Library Strategic Plan to include the evolution of materials of all types (electronic, books, disk based).