PR Committee

The MBLC's Public Relations Advisory Committee was formed in 2007 to better connect librarians with patrons about the services they provide, building the public's awareness of resources, programs, classes, and professional development opportunities available at libraries throughout the state.

Committee members serve two-year terms and represent all types of libraries and all geographic areas of the Commonwealth. The committee creates and oversees campaigns and a public relations and marketing plan.

Current Public Relations Advisory Committee Members

Appointed to Terms Expiring on June 30, 2021

  • Jennifer Del Cegno: Member Service Assistant, Minuteman Library Network
  • Ellen MJ Keane: Head of Access and Technical Services, University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries
  • Laurie Lessner: Assistant Director for Technology Services, SAILS
  • Patrick Marshall: Director, Jonathan Bourne Public Library, Bourne
  • Pat McLeod: Director, David & Joyce Milne Public Library, Williamstown
  • Tressa Santillo: Electronic Resources Coordinator, Massachusetts Library System
  • Jocelyn Tavares: Director, Dighton Public Library
  • Jessica V. Vilas Novas: Director, Lawrence Public Library

Appointed to Terms Expiring on June 30, 2022

  • Jean Canosa Albano: Assistant Director for Public Services, Springfield City Library
  • Jason Homer: Assistant Director, Morse Institute Library, Natick
  • Jeanette Lundgren: Executive Director, CW MARS
  • Olivia Melo: Director, New Bedford Public Library
  • Lisa Pollack: Chief of Communications, Boston Public Library

MBLC Commissioners

  • Deborah Abraham
  • Mary Ann Cluggish 
  • Mary Kronholm
  • Gina Perille

Board Staff

  • Celeste Bruno: Communications Director
  • Matthew Perry: Outreach Coordinator

For More Information

Celeste Bruno, Communications Director
617-725-1860, x208
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x208
celeste.bruno@mass.gov

Matthew S. Perry, Outreach Coordinator
617-725-1860, x240
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x240
matthew.s.perry@mass.gov