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 currently meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at Central Library or Midland Library at 7:30 am.
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
Cindy Gibbon, Special Projects 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.
Quinn MacNichol, Chair
Lois Leveen, Vice-Chair
Jacqueline Martinez De Jesus