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 2021

Ruth Miller, President Edward Felten
Jennifer Jang, Vice President Edwina Hawes
Barak Bar-Cohen, Treasurer Yamile Slebi
Robert Ginsberg, PPS Designee 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.

2021 Meetings

January 20 – notice July 17
February 17 August 18
March 17 September 15
April 21 October 20
May 19 November 17
June 16 December 15


2020 Meetings

January 15
June 17 @ 5 p.m.
notice, minutes
February 11 (Emergency Meeting)
notice, minutes
July 15
February 19
notice, minutes
July 22 @ 5 p.m.
notice, minutes
March 13 (Emergency Meeting)
notice, minutes
August 19
March 18
September 16 @ 5 p.m.
notice, minutes
April 22
October 21 @ 5 p.m.
notice, minutes
May 6 @ 5 p.m.
notice, minutes
November 18 @ 5 p.m.
notice, minutes
December 16 @ 5 p.m.
notice, minutes

Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library’s Administration Office. Contact Karen Rackley, 609-924-9529, ext. 1250, or

OPRA Request Form