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 2023
Robert Ginsberg, President
Jeffrey Liao, Secretary
Eve Niedergang, Mayor’s Designee
Stephanie Oster, Vice President
Keisha Smith-Carrington, Superintendent’s Designee
Christopher Van Buren, Treasurer
Board of Trustees Bylaws
Meeting Schedule and Board Minutes
Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noticed. 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.
Meeting agenda will be posted at least 48-hours in advance of the meeting. Minutes will be posted after Board approval.
Jan. 18 – agenda | minutes, 6:15 p.m.
Feb. 15 – notice| agenda | minutes
March 15 – notice | agenda | minutes, 4:30 p.m.
March 15 board retreat – notice | minutes, 5 p.m.
April 19 – agenda | minutes (Newsroom)
May 11 Emergency Meeting – notice | agenda | minutes, 3 p.m.
May 17 – notice | agenda | minutes (Community Room, 400 Witherspoon St.)
June 21 – agenda | minutes
July 19 – agenda | minutes
Aug. 16 – canceled
Sept. 20 – agenda | minutes
Oct. 18 – agenda | minutes
Nov. 15 – agenda | minutes
Dec. 20 – agenda | minutes
Jan. 19 – notice | agenda | minutes
Feb. 16 – notice | agenda | minutes
March 16 – notice| agenda | minutes
April 20 – notice | agenda | minutes
May 18 – notice | agenda | minutes
June 15 – notice | agenda | minutes
June 30 – notice | agenda | minutes
July 20 – notice | agenda | minutes
Aug. 15 – notice | agenda | minutes
Aug. 17 – canceled
Sept. 21 – notice | agenda | minutes
Oct. 19 – notice | agenda | minutes
Nov. 2 – notice | agenda | minutes
Nov. 16 – no meeting
Dec. 21 – notice | agenda | minutes
Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library’s Administration Office. Contact Karen Rackley, 609-924-9529, ext. 1250, or email@example.com