Board of Trustees

The Princeton Public Library is governed by an independent Board of Trustees as stipulated in the New Jersey Statutes Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 54, Libraries and Reading Rooms.

The board consists of nine members: seven appointed by the mayor of Princeton and two members designated by statute: the mayor of Princeton and the Superintendent of the Princeton Public Schools or their designees. Appointed board members serve five-year terms, statutory appointments are one-year terms.

Role of the Board
The Board of Trustees is the legally designated governing board for the Princeton Public Library responsible for the overall welfare of the library and the customers it serves.  The Board’s responsibilities are defined by New Jersey State Statute and include establishment of library policies, fiduciary oversight, and hiring the library’s executive director.

Library Trustees 2014

Liz Lempert, Mayor Audrey Gould
Kiki Jamieson, President Ruth Miller
Andrew Erlichson, Treasurer Kevin Royer
Robert Ginsberg, PPS Designee, Vice-President Pamela Wakefield
Barak Bar-Cohen  

The board invites two teens to attend its meetings. Interested teens complete an application and are selected on a competitive basis. The teen liaisons attend all public portions of the meetings and participate in the discussion.

Strategic Plan
The board approved the library's Strategic Plan at the January 18, 2011 meeting.

By-Laws
The Board approved the library's Bylaws at the November 13, 2012 meeting.

Library Policies and Procedures: 2014 Policy and Procedures Manual.pdf

Meeting Schedule and Board Minutes
Board meetings are held in the library's second floor meeting room on the third Tuesday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Public notice of the meetings is published in the Princeton Packet. The Board of Trustees complies with the requirements of the State of New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act. Members of the public and press are invited to attend.

2014 Meetings

January 21 meeting canceled   July 15 minutes (PDF)
February 18 minutes (PDF)   August: No Mtg Scheduled
March 25 minutes (PDF)   September 16 minutes (PDF)
April 22 minutes (PDF)   October 21  
May 20 minutes (PDF)   November 18  
July 1 minutes (PDF)   December 16

 

Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library's Administration Office. Contact Karen Rackley, 609.924.9529, ext. 250, or krackley@princetonlibrary.org

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