Library Commission

The San Francisco Public Library Commission is a seven-member commission appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco. The Commission sets policy and is responsible for the library budget for the San Francisco Public Library system. Commissioners serve a four-year term.

Current Commissioners

Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi, President

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Dr. Mary J. Wardell Ghirarduzzi was appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee in June 2014. She has been working in various roles in higher education administration for the past 18 years. She is currently the Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach and is part of leadership at the University of San Francisco. Working with faculty, staff and students, and diverse communities throughout the San Francisco Bay area, she promotes an understanding of diversity as core to a holistic and sustainable higher education organization. She received a BA in Communication from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, her hometown; a MA in Cross Cultural Counseling from San Diego State University; and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.

Susan Mall, Vice-President

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Susan Mall was appointed to the Library Commission by Mayor Edwin Lee in February 2013. Now retired, Susan Mall was a development professional with a successful career of providing leadership, strategic planning and event production for non-profits in both the Jewish and the general community. Her areas of expertise were fund-raising, marketing and donor relations. She was a consultant to SFJAZZ, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Jewish Vocational Services, and the Jewish Community Relations Council. For 25 years she worked at the Jewish Community Federation. Currently, she is a San Francisco Library Commissioner, a board member of Family House, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Committee, the San Francisco Jewish Film Institute, and the Alexander and June Maisin Foundation. She has a M.ED. from Loyola University in Chicago and a B.A. from Boston University.

Pete Huang, Commissioner

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Pete Huang was appointed by Mayor London Breed in October 2018. He is a Bay Area native and a passionate advocate for providing opportunities for all communities to connect, engage, and learn through technology. Professionally, Pete leads sales operations and other go-to-market efforts at a technology company in San Francisco. Previously, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.A. in political science and an M.S. in computer science, both from Northwestern University.

John Lee, Commissioner

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John Lee was appointed to the Library Commission by Mayor Edwin Lee in February 2013. He has worked in information technology for the past two decades and currently serves as an IT executive with the YMCA of San Francisco. Lee serves on the board of the Evergreen Education Foundation, which brings education opportunities to rural areas of China. He is active in MentorNet, which mentors university students. He is also a CPR and first aid instructor for the Red Cross and certified volunteer with San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (SF NERT). He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic and a master’s degree from the University of Southampton in the U.K. He also completed post graduate work at the University of Warwick in the U.K.

Dr. Eurania López, Commissioner

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Dr. Eurania Isabel López was appointed to the Library Commission by Mayor London Breed in October 2020. She is a life-long educator and advocate for immigrants, students, and families in education, housing, employment, and social services. She has touched the lives of students and community members in K12 public education and higher education, as well as in nonprofits and community-based organizations. She is the current Director of Student Resource Services at the San Francisco State University (SFSU) Graduate College of Education. In her role, she creates different pathways for students to become future K12 educators. She also serves as a faculty advisor for multiple student organizations to continue her passion of supporting, mentoring and inspiring first-generation students. Prior to that, she led the Step to College (STC) at SF State and was faculty in the Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies Department (ELSIT) for a decade.

Teresa Ono, Commissioner

5/21/09 – 2/15/21Teresa Ono, Commissioner
Teresa Ono was appointed to the Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom in May 2009. She currently serves as Cultural Heritage Fund Manager at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC).  She was the Director of Special Events and Advancement Services Manager at San Francisco State University ending in 2014. She had been Director of Development at the JCCCNC and in 2005, as Executive Director she raised over $300,000 to support 24 events of the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Japantown. Previously she worked for AT&T, rising to Director of Law and Government Affairs. She has a strong community background serving as Vice President and Treasurer of the Golden Gate chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and President of the Buddhist Church of San Francisco. She served on the Executive Committee of the Cherry Blossom Festival as well as Past Chairperson of the Senior Appreciation Brunch and is a current member of the planning committee.

Connie Wolf, Commissioner

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Constance (Connie) Wolf was appointed by Mayor London Breed in December 2018. She has been a nonprofit executive in the arts, education, and museums for the past 30 years. Throughout her professional career, she has been dedicated to improving and enhancing the cultural life of communities and their citizens. She served as the Director and CEO of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, where she oversaw the growth of a community-based institution into a new facility with a new programs. She also was the Director of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University and also was the Associate Director at the Whitney Museum. She currently serves as a consultant leading the integration of a visual arts program for the new hospital at Stanford Health Care. She also is a Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Fort Mason Center for the Arts and Culture. She received a BA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.

Michael Lambert

Michael Lambert, City Librarian


Library Commission Secretary/Custodian of Records (Vacant)

Mailing Address:

San Francisco Public Library
Secretary, Library Commission
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-4989

Telephone: (415) 557-4236
Fax: (415) 557-4239