Biblioteca Pública AC.

organizational philosophy

La Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. provides educational and cultural activities harmoniously integrated with the community.

 

La Biblioteca intends to be a multi-disciplinary and inclusive cultural center that responds to the need for training, information, and the dissemination of all that develops the prosperity and peace of our community facilitating access to knowledge.

Our cultural center is managed as a non-profit organization (Sociedad civil).  Our efforts reflect the values of social justice, the promotion of the common good and multi-culturalism.

board of directors

Debra Broussard

President

Previously Vice President and curator for Library’s art collection

Lawyer with experience in crisis management, risk mitigation and commercial litigation.

 

She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2016.

 

Languages: English and Spanish

Carmen Rioja

Vice President

Writer and plastic artist

Collaborator of the International Writing Festival in San Miguel de Allende

She is the creator of various literary works

 

She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2018.

 

Languages: English and Spanish

Kathryn

Kathryn Graham

Secretary

Professor of Philosophy 

Former library President and Foundation                
Executive Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee
 
Involved with La Biblioteca since 2021
 
Language: English and studying Spanish

Carlos Arce

Treasurer

Doctorate in social science research

Entrepreneur and former university professor and research scientist

Expert in research on intercultural relations

 

Involved in La Biblioteca since 2022.

 

Languages: Spanish and English

Maribel Arciniega

Assitant Treasurer

Master in Tax Accounting

Currently studying a Master´s Degree in Interior Design

Founding partner of Consilio, design company and marketing studio

Treasurer of “41 trees to save the planet, A.C.”

 

She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2023.

 

Languages: English and Spanish

Federico Vidargas

Board Member at Large

Architect and Designer (UNAM/IIT Chicago).

Mixed-use design and development expert in Asia, Middle East, Europe, North, Central and South America.

Responsible for the design and creation of the Art Studio.

 

Involved in La Biblioteca 1993-95 and 2021-present.

 

Languages: Spanish, English, French

JoAnn Canales

Board Member At Large

 Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction

Teaching and administrative experience in public schools and universities and researching second

language learning, teacher preparation, program effectiveness, and issues of access and success in

higher education.

 

She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2023.

 

Languages: English and Spanish

Jennifer Posner

Board Member At Large

Marketing and brand specialist

Photographer

Responsible for the recent renovation of the Santa Ana Theater

 

She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2019.

 

Languages: English and Spanish

JAN-Mesa-Directiva

Jan Gunn

Board Member At Large

International interior designer
Former board of director member of the American Society of Interior Designers
Tour coordinator of the Biblioteca House & Garden Tours. 
 

She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2018.

 

Languages: English and Spanish

managers team

Marie Moébius

Exevutive Director and 

Foundraising Manager

 

Professional in Cultural industry

Cultivator between creators and audiences

Experience in bookstore management and promotion of contemporary art

 

Mauricio Alanís 

Sub Director of Administration and Operations

 

subdirector@labibliotecapublica.org

Industrial Engineer

15 years of experience in business administration and auditing

 

Leticia Rodríguez 

Human Resources Manager

 
 

recursoshumanos@labibliotecapublica.org

Bachelor’s degree in public accounting

15 years of experience in Human Resources

Cecilia Rodríguez 

Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science

 Master’s degree in Administration

Experience in Library services, reading promotion, user experiences and training

Daniel Herrera 

Information Technology Manager

  

tics@labibliotecapublica.org

Engineer in Information and Communication Technologies

Master’s Degree in Organizational Development

More than 10 years of experience in information technology

Brenda Hernández

Theater and Events Manager 

 

 

 

Ruth Olvera

Scholarship Coordinator

  

Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Development and Management

Experience in educational services and community work

Sandra Torres 

Communications Manager

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences

Master in Digital Marketing

Certified Copywriter

Experience in the area of communication and digital marketing in various business sectors