Lunch With A Leader Features Eileen Sullivan May 15

Library Manager Eileen Sullivan


Lunch with a Leader is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Mesa Public Library. This is the League of Women Voters’ monthly community event that is open to the community.

This month’s leader is Los Alamos County Library Manager Eileen Sullivan who said she is excited to be the head of the Los Alamos Library System because it exceeds national benchmarks.

Sullivan brings years of experience to her job. She came here from Silver City where she worked for seven years. She explained that for her, libraries are about building and sustaining the community. They are a critical part of what makes the community function, she said.

Although she has worked in library science for some time, she actually started out in music. After she graduated from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music she worked as a freelance musician and taught violin in the preparatory program at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Later she completed a degree in library science at the University of Texas. When she moved to New Mexico, she worked at the University of New Mexico’s health science library and in the University’s Center for Telehealth, where she used technology to connect physicians to patients in rural areas.

At her May 15 Lunch with a Leader presentation, Sullivan will talk about the Los Alamos and White Rock libraries and how she wants to move forward with new ideas as the demand for different services from the libraries evolves.

To order a $10 lunch from the Co+op, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 505.231.8286 or email to get the menu from the Co+op. It is not necessary to buy a lunch to attend the event. All orders must be in to her by Tuesday, May 8. Anyone who places an order but does not receive an acknowledgment within 24 hours, should send Armbruster another email or text her at 505.231.8286.