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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 2015
|Liz Lempert, Mayor||Andrew Erlichson|
|Kiki Jamieson, President||Audrey Gould|
|Barak Bar-Cohen, Treasurer||Ruth Miller|
|Robert Ginsberg, PPS Designee, Vice-President||Kevin Royer|
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.
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 second floor meeting 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.
|January 13||minutes (PDF)||July 21|
|February 17||August: No Mtg Scheduled|
|March 17||September 15|
|April 21||October 20|
|May 19||November 17|
|June 16||December 15|
|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 22||minutes (PDF)|
|May 20||minutes (PDF)||November 18||minutes (PDF)|
|July 1||minutes (PDF)||December 16||minutes (PDF)|
Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library's Administration Office. Contact Karen Rackley, 609.924.9529, ext. 250, or firstname.lastname@example.org