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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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A Unified Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is established as a liaison between the community and its government for the following purposes:

  • To keep itself informed of library needs and serve as a forum for discussion.
  • To recommend to the Mayor and the County Commissioners policies for overall development to include plans for additional library facilities, and ways and means of financing improvements.
  • To encourage the greatest use of library facilities and programs.

One goal of the Library Advisory Board is to educate the citizens of Bernalillo County about the needs of the Library and how the Library is supported by the City, County and State.

To help meet that goal they have created the Support ABC Libraries website.

Support ABC logo

The Library Advisory Board consists of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, and 4 members who are appointed by the County Commission.

Linda Bahm City, District 1
vacant City, District 2
vacant City, District 3
Syd Farrell, Vice Chair City, District 4
vacant City, District 5
Cheryl Harris City, District 6
vacant City, District 7
Carlton Boren City, District 8
Cassandra E. Osterloh City, District 9
vacant City, At Large
vacant City, At Large
Eloise Gift, Chair County, At Large
Toni Martorelli County, At Large
Joe Sabatini County, At Large
Kathlene F. Ferris County, At Large
Dean P. Smith Ex Officio


Speakers Bureau:

Library Advisory Board members and library staff are available to speak to groups about Library services and activities. To schedule a speaker, email


Library Administration Office
501 Copper Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5170


Next Library Advisory Board meeting

Join the Friends, visit our Advisory Board's Support ABC Libraries website, and come to one of our upcoming events:

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Monthly Meetings

Library Advisory Board meetings are usually held at 5 PM on the first Thursday of the month. The Board does not meet in May, July or December. This schedule is a guide and subject to changes. Agendas, including meeting location, are posted in each library one week prior to the meeting. Previous minutes and agendas are kept for 3 full years. Call 768-5170 or 311 for more information.


Governing Documents

The Unified Library Advisory Board is created by City ordinance and a Joint Powers Agreement with Bernalillo County.


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