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    The Library Board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 precautions the Board is meeting virtually via BlueJeans. The link to join is posted in the Library Board Meeting Agenda. The public is welcome to attend. Call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 for information.

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    2021 Library Board Agenda and Minutes 

     January 7
    Cancelled    
     February 4 Cancelled    
     March 4 Special Meeting Supporting Documents Minutes
    April 1 Special Meeting Supporting Documents Minutes
    May 13 Agenda Supporting Documents  
           
           

    2020 Library Board Agenda and Minutes 


    Library Board Archives

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    2003 2009 2015
    2004 2010 2016
    2005 2011 2017
    2006 2012 2018
    2007 2013 2019

    Library Board Members

    Name Address Contact Information Elected / (Expiration)

    Dr. Marcia Ferreira

    c/o Library Administration
    601 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, 90401
    marcia.ferreira@smgov.net

    06/25/19 (06/30/2022)

    Arlene Hopkins
    Vice Chair

    c/o Library Administration
    601 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, 90401
    Phone (310) 392-5910
    arlene.hopkins@smgov.net
    8/14/18 / (06/30/2022)

    Michael Klein


        
    12401 Wilshire Blvd., #200
    Los Angeles, 90025
    Phone (310) 447-7000 x1
    michael.klein@smgov.net
    06/25/19 (06/30/2023)

    Lucien (Lu) Plauzoles
    Chair

    c/o Library Administration
    601 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, 90401
    Phone (310) 395-6235
    Fax (310) 395-6235
    lucien.plauzoles@smgov.net
    08/09/16 / (06/30/2020)
    John Hart c/o Library Administration
    601 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, 90401
    Phone (310) 458-8606
    john.hart@smgov.net
    01/28/20 (06/30/2021)
    Priscilla Bouvet
    Executive Administrative Assistant
    Staff Liaison
    Library Administration
    601 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, 90401
    Phone (310) 458-8973
    priscilla.bouvet@smgov.net
     
    Patty Wong
    Director of Library Services
    Library Administration
    601 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, 90401
    Phone (310) 458-8611
    patty.wong@smgov.net
     

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The Santa Monica Public Library Board
    Established 1947

    Mission Statement

    The Santa Monica Public Library Board shall have charge of the administration of the Santa Monica Public Library.

    Responsibilities, Jurisdiction, Authority

    The Library Board shall have charge of the administration of the Santa Monica Public Library, and shall have power and be required to:

    (a) Make and enforce such by-laws, rules and regulations as may be necessary for the administration, government and protection of the City Library; and

    (b) Accept money, personal property or real estate donated to the Library Board of the Santa Monica Public Library or its predecessor.

    (Amended at General Municipal Election, November 7, 2006; certified by Res. No. 10187CCS)

    Composition

    There shall be a Library Board consisting of five members to be appointed by the City Council from the qualified electors of the City who shall serve four-year terms and no member of said Board shall hold any paid office or employment in the City Government. (SMCC 1009).

     

     

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