Library Commission

Library Commission June 2016 Photo
Next Meeting:
Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Annual Retreat
Open Space and Mountain Parks Conference Room, 66 S. Cherryvale Rd., Boulder

The Library Commission was established in 1917 in the Charter of the city of Boulder, Colorado: Article IX: Advisory Commissions, Sections 130, 132-134.

The function of the commission is further defined in the Boulder Revised Code (BRC), 2-3-8 Library Commission.

  • The library commission of the City of Boulder consists of five members appointed by the city council for five-year terms.
  • The functions of the commission are under the direction of the city manager to control the operations of the public library, leases of grounds or buildings for library purposes, administration of books and other resources entrusted to the library and management and custody of real and personal property acquired by loan, purchase, lease, gift, devise or bequest for the library.

View the Library Commissioner Job Description and 2016 Library Commission Handbook and Library Commission Priorities for 2016.

Commission Members

Term Expires Appointment Year Name Phone/Email
2019
2014
Joni Teter
Chair
303-499-8970
jteterbpl@gmail.com
2018
2014
Alicia Gibb
Vice Chair
amgibb@gmail.com
2017
2016
Joel Koenig 720-979-1104
joelkoe44@gmail.com
2020 2015 Tim O’Shea tim@engagecolorado.com
2021 2016 Juana Gomez 303-499-9505
juana@lawrenceandgomez.com

David Farnan, Director of Library & Arts, 303-441-3104

Staff Liaison: Jennifer Phares, 303-441-4394

About the Commissioners


Alicia Gibb
Alicia Gibb is an advocate for open hardware, researcher, and a hardware hacker. She is the founder and CEO of Lunchbox Electronics, a company that creates innovative new products with imagination and the passion for open source hardware. She conducted a successful Kickstarter called Build Upons for light up LEGO-compatible bricks. Alicia has worked within the open source hardware community since 2008. She is the founder and executive director of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA), an organization to educate and promote building and using open source hardware, as well as founded  the Open Hardware Summit and co-chaired the first two. She also directs the BTU Lab (Blow Things Up) at CU-Boulder, where she teaches in the areas of physical computing and information technology. She is on the Boulder Public Library Commission, and sits on the board of Open Source Ecology. She is a member of NYCResistor, where she has curated two international art shows. Her electronics work has appeared in Wired magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Hackaday and the New York Times.

Juana Gomez
Juana Gómez practices architecture in Boulder as a founder of Lawrence and Gómez Architects. Her work with L+G and other firms encompasses residential, commercial, and institutional projects such as the Eldorado K-8 School, the Denver Central Library, and numerous custom houses. Sustainable buildings are a focus of her work; she holds certifications in LEED and Passive House. As adjunct faculty at CU-Boulder in architecture and environmental design, she has taught courses in design, graphics, and color theory.

Juana has participated in several boards and volunteer work including the American Institute of Architects, the U of C Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Boulder Valley School District’s Capital Improvement Planning Committee. Last year she helped launch the inaugural Boulder Green Home Tour with the Colorado Green Building Guild.

Joel Koenig
Joel Koenig worked as a CPA at Deloitte(the largest accounting and consulting firm in the world, 220,000 staff), and retired as a senior partner after 30 years. He lead offices and served on the management committee. For 20 years, Joel was a retrained executive search consultant.

He has been an active volunteer, serving with Bridge House, Boulder Public Library, BoulderReads, City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, Boulder County Jail, Colorado Alliance of Environmental Educators–Board member and treasurer, Jaipur Literature Festival, and the Boulder Library Commission. He received his bachelor’s degree from New York University in Accounting, as well as his master’s of business administration (MBA). He has served on many boards (corporate and not for profit) and civic organizations prior to moving to Boulder in 2010.

Joni Teter
Joni Teter is a lifelong library nerd.  She spent her professional career in the environmental arena, working in the areas of environmental restoration, climate change and sustainability.  She has served on a variety of boards over the years, including Eco-Cycle, the Boulder Chamber’s Environmental Committee, PLAN-Boulder County, the Colorado Bar Association, Shadowcliff, the Boulder Planning Board and the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority.  She is a Fulbright Scholar (Egypt) and a lifelong Egyptophile – a passion born at her local public library many years ago.