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 9-30-2017

  • Maureen Ambrosino - Public Libraries
  • Jean Canosa Albano - Public Libraries
  • Anne Gancarz - Libraries Serving People with Disabilities
  • Amy Hwang - Academic Libraries
  • Alison Kenney - Library Users
  • Beth Linker - Library Users
  • Carol Mahoney - Consultant
  • Karen Traub - Library Users

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2018

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

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2019

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

MBLC Liaison

  • Alice Welch

For More Information

Ruth Urell, Head of Library Advisory & Development
617-725-1860 x237
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x237

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x228