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 members with representation from public, academic, school, special, and institution libraries, as well as libraries serving the blind and physically handicapped. In addition, some members of the council represent users of all types of libraries.

SACL Members

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2024 

  • Stacy Collins - Academic Libraries
  • Hermayne Gordon - Public Libraries
  • Cheryl Marks - Library Users
  • Olivia Melo - Public Libraries
  • Jill Mercurio - Public Libraries

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2025

  • Jen Atwood - Library Users
  • Alida Hanson - School Libraries
  • Sara Marks - Academic Libraries
  • Julian Santos - Underrepresented Populations

Appointed to Terms Ending 9-30-2026

  • Chris Chanyasulkit - Library Users
  • James Gleason - Underrepresented Populations

MBLC Liaison

  • Tim Cherubini

For More Information

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
857-488-6590 (Mobile)

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
857-488-6408 (Mobile)