Library Board


To act as stewards for the Alameda Free Library and advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the library.

Residents of Alameda are invited to submit applications online or you can download here(PDF, 311KB) and file with the City Clerk’s office via hand delivery or mail (2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380, Alameda, CA 94501), via email ( or via fax (510-865-4048).
Applications are valid for one year. Applicants are considered for any vacancies which occur during the year their application is valid. If you remain interested in serving and are not appointed within a year of submitting your application, please be sure to submit a new, updated application.  


Additional information on the application and appointment process is available here. 

Every two months on the second Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Alameda Free Library in conference room 224.

Due to the Governor's Executive Order, members of the legislative body can attend the meeting via teleconference. The City allows public participation via Zoom. 

To forward information to Board Members, please email or contact: Jane Chisaki, Library Director,

Members First Appointment     Current Term Expires
Amber Bales 07/05/2017 06/30/2022
Kathleen Kearney          09/15/2015 06/30/2023
Dimple Kanji 09/21/2021 06/30/2025
Joyce McConeghey 11/27/2018 06/30/2023
 Sara Strickler 09/21/2021 06/30/2025

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