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How do I apply to be a Fremont Library Advisory Commission member?

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017  |  45 Views
 
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Although we are a county library system, members of this commission are mayorial appointments. To see the list of commission members and to see if there is a vacancy, go to http://fremont.gov/index.aspx?NID=1480.

If there is a vacancy, an application may be downloaded to completion at http://fremont.gov/index.aspx?NID=76.

Members of this commission must be Fremont residents.


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  1. I, too, want to voice my concern on the library's new acquisitions. Virtually all the minority language DVDs are in Hindu. We wonder if the demographic of your Library Advisory Commission (6 of of 8 members being Indian sounding, I'm no expert) has something to do with it. This system of mayoral appointment & complete lack of means of public feedback is not encouraging.
    by pinata on Apr 16, 2012.
  2. Hello Pinata--

    Actually, the largest number of the community language DVDs the Alameda County Library owns, Fremont Main included, are in Chinese and not Hindi. This reflects the large number of Chinese speakers in Fremont and in our other service areas. The fact that you do not see them in great volume on the shelves means that they are mostly checked out. We also are able to acquire DVDs in Spanish, and in a more limited fashion, Punjabi, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Farsi. Materials are selected by a team of librarians in our Collection Development department for the entire county system; the Fremont Library Advisory Commission is not part of that process.

    As to the composition of FLAC, the mayor of course is limited in his choice of appointments to this advisory and advocacy board by who applies. There are rarely a large number of applicants for a vacancy on the board. The current appointments reflect not only the qualifications and statements of the applicants, but the fact that they were interested enough to apply.

    Regards,

    Sallie Pine
    Manager, Fremont Libraries
    by Sallie Pine on Apr 17, 2012.
  3. Hello Ms Pine,

    My comment pertained to the library's new acquisitions only. I don't know what's on your shelves, I was referring to the new material alerts.

    On the library's new materials page, the only minority language was Hindi -- for months and months. If you must insist that you bought Spanish, or Chinese materials, please list them.
    by pinata on Apr 17, 2012.

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