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​Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is appointed by Mayor and City Council to provide advice on matters of Library policy.  It meets the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the 3rd floor Board Room of Burton Barr Central Library. 

Members serve staggered three-year terms.  Currently, the members are:

  • Abraham James, Chair, is an architect.
  • Armando Bras, Vice-Chair, is retired. 
  • Bryan Ellisor is a senior credit analyst at the Biltmore Bank of Arizona.
  • Ivette Marquez is the Assistant Superintendent for the Roosevelt Elementary School District.
  • Kathleen Ingley is a freelance writer and editor.
  • Brenda Thomson is executive director of Arizona Humanities.

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).

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