State Advisory Council on Libraries

The State Advisory Council on Libraries (SACL) is an advisory group appointed by the Board, whose purpose is to involve libraries and library users throughout the Commonwealth in policy decisions regarding implementation of LSTA. As part of this responsibility, SACL members review and evaluate grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of Library Commissioners.

To insure input from all types of libraries, SACL consists of 16 members with representation from public, academic, school, special, and institution libraries, as well as libraries serving the blind and physically handicapped. In addition, five members of the council represent users of all types of libraries.

SACL Members

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2018

  • Dianne Costagliola - School Libraries
  • Glenn Ferdman - Public Libraries
  • Mary Shaw - Library Users
  • Jennifer Woodward - Public Libraries

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2019

  • Nancy Hughes - Special/Prison Libraries
  • Zachary Newell - Academic Libraries

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2020

  • Megan Allen - Public Libraries
  • Jessica Bell - Special Libraries
  • Kim Cochrane - School Libraries
  • Anne Gancarz - Public Libraries
  • Esme Green - Public Libraries
  • Beth Linker - Library Users
  • Patricia O'Leary - Library Users
  • Robert Rezendes - Academic Libraries
  • Karen Traub - Library Users

MBLC Liaison

  • Alice Welch