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Advisory Board

A Library Advisory Board

Your 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.

Devont'e Watson City, District 1
vacant City, District 2
vacant City, District 3
Robert A. Sullo City, District 4
Linda Castagneri City, District 5
Leanne Yanabu City, District 6
Amy Henne City, District 7
vacant City, District 8
Mary Moskal, Chair City, District 9
Brandi Stone City, At Large
Heather Brewer City, At Large
Kathlene Ferris County, At Large
Joe Sabatini County, At Large
Judy Johnson County, At Large
Circe Olson Woessner County, At Large
Dean P. Smith Ex Officio


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:

Fiscal Year 2020 proposed meeting dates:

  • September 5, 2019 at the Central & Unser Library 
  • November 7, 2019 at the Main Library, 2nd floor, Board Room
  • January 9, 2020 at San Pedro Library
  • April 2, 2020 at Los Griegos Library
  • June 4, 2020 at South Broadway Library


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



Fiscal Year 2021 proposed meeting dates:

  • September 3, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • January 7, 2021
  • April 1, 2021
  • June 3, 2021

Governing Documents

Governing Documents

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

Advisory Board Members

Library Advisory Board Membership

All Library Advisory Board positions must be residents of Bernalillo County.

The 9 Board members who are representing City Council Districts and the 2 City At Large positions must all be residents of the City of Albuquerque to be appointed (11 in total). The Council District positions must be residents of that District when appointed.

The 4 County Board positions, all of these are "At Large", must be residents of Bernalillo County and, may also be, residents of the City of Albuquerque. 

A Map of Albuquerque City Council Districts may be found here.

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