The Multnomah County Library District Board, elected by county voters, governs the library. In turn, the commissioners appoint citizens to the Library Advisory Board, which oversees library operations. The Library Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at Central Library.

Multnomah County Library District Board

Deborah Kafoury, Chair

Sharon Meieran, District 1

Susheela Jayapal, District 2

Jessica Vega Pederson, District 3

Lori Stegmann, District 4

Library Executive Management Team

Vailey Oehlke, Director of Libraries

Terrilyn Chun, Deputy Director

Don Allgeier, Operations Director

Shawn Cunningham, Communications and Strategic Initiatives Director

Johnette Easter, Human Resources Manager

Sonja Ervin, Equity and Inclusion Manager

Cindy Gibbon, Special Projects Director

Jeremy Graybill, Marketing + Online Engagement Director

Rita Jimenez, Neighborhood Libraries Director

Katie O'Dell, Programming & Outreach Director

Dave Ratliff, Neighborhood Libraries Director

Jon Worona, Content Strategy Director

Library Advisory Board

The LAB regularly seeks applicants interested in serving on the 17-member board in the spring of each year, with terms beginning July 1. (Terms are for four years.) Interested community members may apply online.

The 17-member Library Board also includes two youth members between the ages of 13-17. Youth interested in joining may apply online.

Library Advisory Board meetings

Library Advisory Board Bylaws

Board members

Quinn MacNichol, Chair

Lois Leveen, Vice-Chair

Sandra Acosta Casillas

Chester Ching

Erin Cooper

Thomas Dwyer

Rob Edmiston

Brendan Gallagher

David Hoang

Svetlana Karpe

Willow Kelleigh

Lizzie Martinez

Bethel Sishu

Cynthia Tseng

Clare Wilkinson

Brian Wilson

Elliot Zais

Annual reports

Multnomah County Library Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016


Multnomah County Library Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015


Multnomah County Library Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014