Advisory Board

Meetings every second Tuesday at 4 pm

The Tulare County Library Advisory Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 pm at various branch locations. The public is welcome to attend with meetings lasting about an hour.

What is the Advisory Board?

The Advisory Board represents the community by working with the County Librarian to maintain and improve library services in Tulare County. The ten members are chosen by the Board of Supervisors from the community with one representative from each Supervisorial District, plus five others at-large.

The Library Advisory Board shall be the advisory Board of the Supervisors, and it shall be the duty of the Library Advisory Board to advise and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisorsregarding all phases of library services and operations of the Tulare County Free Library System.

  • Level of library service

  • Hours of operation

  • Federal and/or State legislation pertaining to methods of library funding

  • Public concerns about the library system

  • Other matters of concern to the Board of Supervisors regarding the library system

-Article I Section B “Purposes” Tulare County Library Advisory Board By-Laws, April 12, 2011

Current Advisory Board Members

  • District 1 – Member       VACANT

  • District 2 – Member       Amy King

  • District 3 – Member       Elaine Gilden

  • District 4 – Member       Linda Duran

  • District 5 – Member       Juan Figueroa Jr.

  • At-Large Member          Erica Lutterbein

  • At-Large Member          Nora Alstedt

  • At-Large Member          Alex McDavid

  • At-Large Member          Leonor Serna

  • At-Large Member          Allison Mackey

Volunteering and Suggestions


Are you someone who:


  • Enjoys volunteering to help your community?

  • Is interested in improving and supporting Library services?

  • Visits and uses the Library regularly?

  • Keeps informed about the community and Library services?

The Library welcomes those interested in volunteering for the board to complete an application and submit to the Library Administration or the County Clerk’s Office. Click here for the application.

​Come attend an Advisory Board meeting

or call (559) 713-2720 for more information.

Suggestions for improving library service can be presented at a meeting, emailed to, or mailed to the Advisory Board at the following address:

Tulare County Library Advisory Board

200 West Oak Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291


You should also consider joining our Friends of the Library or checking out our Volunteer Opportunities page for more ways to better your local library!

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