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​Library Advisory Board

The Phoenix Public Library Advisory Board, consists of seven members, each serving a staggered three-year term. Members are nominated by the Mayor of Phoenix and appointed by the Phoenix City Council. The Library Advisory Board serves in an advisory role, providing information and making recommendations to the Phoenix City Librarian, Mayor and City Council on matters of library-related public concern.  

To apply for appointment to the Library Advisory Board or another City Board or Commission, please complete an application.

The Library Advisory Board endorses the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights (en español), Freedom to Read Statement (en español) and Freedom to View Statement (en español).

The current Library Advisory Board members are below.

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Abraham James, Chair

Architect Designer, C&H Associates, LLC

Term: August 31, 2016 - August 30, 2019

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Armando Bras, Vice-Chair


Term: November 2, 2016 - November 1, 2019

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Ivette Marquez

Assistant Superintendent for the Roosevelt Elementary School District

Term: September 21, 2016 - September 20, 2019

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Kathleen Ingley

Freelance writer and editor

Term: April 5, 2017 - April 4, 2020

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Brenda Thomson

Executive Director of Arizona Humanities

Term: April 5, 2017 - April 4, 2020

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Bryan Ellisor

Senior Credit Analyst, Biltmore Bank of Arizona

Term: November 2, 2016 - November 1, 2019

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