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 2022
|Robert Ginsberg, President||Edwina Hawes|
|Edward Felten, Vice President||Stephanie Oster|
|Christopher Van Buren, Treasurer||Yamile Slebi|
|Dr. Carol Kelley, Superintendent||Pamela Wakefield|
|Eve Niedergang, Mayor’s Designee|
The Board approved the library’s Bylaws at the September 15, 2018 meeting.
Library Policies and Procedures: Policy and Procedures Manual
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.
Due to the state of emergency in New Jersey regarding COVID-19 and pursuant to A-3850/S-2294 (Approved P.L.2020, c.11., 3/20/2020), Princeton Public Library board meetings will be conducted by electronic means.
Jan. 19 – notice | agenda | minutes
Feb. 16 – notice | agenda | minutes | meeting access
March 16 – notice | agenda | minutes
April 20 – notice | agenda | minutes
May 18 – notice | agenda | minutes
June 16 – notice | agenda | minutes
July 20 – notice | agenda | minutes
Aug. 17 – notice | agenda | minutes
Sept. 21 – notice | agenda | minutes
Oct. 19 – notice | agenda | minutes
Nov. 16 – notice | agenda | minutes
Dec. 21 – notice | agenda | minutes
Meeting agenda will be posted at least 48-hours in advance of the meeting.
January 20 – notice | agenda | minutes
February 17 – notice | agenda | minutes
March 17 – notice | agenda | minutes
April 15 – Special Meeting – notice | agenda | minutes
April 21 – notice | agenda| minutes
May 19 – notice| agenda | minutes
May 27 – Emergency Meeting – notice | agenda | minutes
June 16 – notice | agenda| minutes
July 21 – notice| agenda| minutes
August 18 – no meeting
September 22 – notice | agenda | minutes
October 20 – notice| agenda| minutes
November 17 – notice| agenda| minutes
December 15 – notice| agenda| minutes
Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library’s Administration Office. Contact Karen Rackley, 609-924-9529, ext. 1250, or firstname.lastname@example.org