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 2016

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

The board invites teen liaisons 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.

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

Library Policies and Procedures:  Policy and Procedures Manual.pdf

Meeting Schedule and Board Minutes
Board meetings are held in the library's Story Room on the third Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:00 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.


2016 Meetings  
January 19*   July 19
February 16* No August Mtg
March 15 September 20
April 19 October 18
May 17 November 15
June 21 December 20

*Meeting held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.



2015 Meetings

January 13 minutes (PDF)   August: No Mtg Scheduled
February 17 minutes (PDF)   September 15 minutes (PDF)
March 17 minutes (PDF)   October 20 minutes (PDF)
April 21 minutes (PDF)   November 8* minutes (PDF)
May 6 minutes (PDF)   November 17 minutes (PDF)
June 16 minutes (PDF)   November 20* minutes (PDF)
July 21 minutes (PDF)   December 15 minutes (PDF)
*Special Meeting      

Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library's Administration Office. Contact Karen Rackley, 609.924.9529, ext. 1250, or