Advisory Council Opening

We have one seat open on the California Center for the Book Advisory Council. Find out more about what Advisory Council members do and how to apply by reviewing the information below. Applications close on Monday, November 2, 2020.

California Center for the Book (CCFB) Advisory Council members:

  • Provide essential input and feedback on current and future community engagement initiatives aimed at serving adults and intergenerational groups in California, most notably Book to Action
  • Ensure that CCFB stays in touch with the needs of libraries and communities across California
  • Help promote CCFB programs and resources to libraries and communities across California

Current Advisory Council member, Beatriz Preciado, says of her time on the Advisory Council: It has been a real pleasure getting to know the advisory council members and being a part of the meaningful projects that have been launched to help support our California libraries. I am fortunate to be a part of a group that is passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to the library and the community they serve.

History of the Advisory Council

The California Center for the Book Advisory Council was formed in the fall of 2015. We strive for full capacity at 10 council members. There is no established term of service. We rely on active, open, engaged council members.  Meetings are held twice a year, usually in March and September. Starting in 2017, meeting locations alternated between Northern and Southern California. During the coronavirus, we are meeting virtually. Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:15 am via Zoom. Members are reimbursed for meeting travel expenses and provided with working lunches, but no additional compensation is offered. In addition to in-person or virtual meetings, we communicate as needed via Slack, email, and text. More about the Advisory Council can be found at /about/advisory-council/.

Apply to Join the Advisory Council

We strive to create a council that is representative of the libraries and communities across California. We are seeking one dynamic library professional with a strong background (or interest in expanding their knowledge of) ADULT & INTERGENERATIONAL programming, grants, partnerships, outreach, and community engagement. The application is brief. Applications close on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm Pacific. Apply at

Applications will be reviewed and selections made by the Program Manager, in collaboration with council members and the Library Programs Consultant at the California State Library. Thank you for your interest!

About California Center for the Book

Our mission is to help the librarians of California get their communities reading and connecting.

We help librarians develop and expand programs that promote reading, community engagement, and lifelong learning for adults and intergenerational groups. We also offer professional development opportunities and share resources to help librarians and community partners achieve these goals.

We value resource sharing, collaboration, community-building, and innovation.

More about California Center for the Book at /about/about-ccfb/.

California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.