Advisory Board

A Unified Library Advisory Board

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.

Support ABC logo

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.


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.

vacant City, District 1
Hugh Curtas City, District 2
vacant City, District 3
vacant City, District 4
Linda Castagneri City, District 5
Cheryl Harris City, District 6
Amy Henne City, District 7
Robert Walling City, District 8
Cassandra E. Osterloh City, District 9
Carla M. Felsted, Chair City, At Large
James M. Collie City, At Large
Brenda Broussard County, At Large
vacant County, At Large
Joe Sabatini County, At Large
Gwendolyn Barnhart County, At Large
Dean P. Smith Ex Officio


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

Next Library Advisory Board meeting

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:

Monthly Meetings

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.

Fiscal Year 2018 proposed meeting dates: September 7, 2017 at Tony Hillerman; November 9, 2017 at Erna Fergusson; January 4, 2018 at Cherry Hills; April 5, 2018 at Special Collections; June 7, 2018 at Juan Tabo.

Governing Documents

Governing Documents

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

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