Library and Early Education Commission
The Library and Early Education Commission is composed of 15 members, four of whom have significant experience in early education. Each Commissioner serves a four-year term with the potential to be reappointed to a second four-year term.
The Commission advocates for high quality, impactful, and innovative library and early education services that serve as a foundation for a vibrant and diverse city. The Commission provides a venue for public discussion of services and resources that support and promote early education and world class libraries.
Acting as the voice of the public, the Commission studies, reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations to the City Council and the San Jose Public Library administration regarding existing or proposed library facilities, early education and library programs, operations, services, financing, and leading edge developments. The Commission advocates high quality and impactful library and early education services and, as a forum for public discussion of library and early education needs, the Commission facilitates communication between the public, the City Council, and the San Jose Public Library staff.
Commission Membership & Assignments
Friends Groups: Evergreen
Early Education: Franklin-McKinley Children’s Initiative, First 5
Friends Groups: Alviso
* Eligible for reappointment
- 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.
- Budget Review - 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.
- Community Involvement - Represent the commission at community activities involving the library system.