The Library Advisory Board (Department Advisory Committee) serves to provide input and advise the library on policy, services, and development. Board members build community support and act as advocates for the library’s services.
There are eight positions on this committee:
Three are at-large positions
Two representing branch service areas
One youth representative (must be 25 years or under)
One is a representative of the Eugene Public Library Foundation Board
One is a representative of the Friends of the Eugene Public Library Board
Members serve three year terms and are eligible to be appointed for two consecutive terms. The exception is the youth representative who serves a one-year term and is eligible to be appointed for a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Those appointed by the Foundation and Friends boards serve at the direction of their respective organizations and have no fixed terms.
Meetings are held every other month.
The authority for this committee is in the Eugene Code provision for department advisory committees. The department appoints members.
Current Board Members
Tristan Bentzinger, at-large member
Rebekah Dohrman, Sheldon Branch representative
Merav Lafer-Kirtner, youth representative
Sara Lopez, Bethel Branch representative
Hilary Mankofsky, at-large member
Randy Mendez, at-large member
Connie Regali, Friends of Eugene Public Library representative
Renee Buchanan, Eugene Public Library Foundation representative