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 Dr. Carol Kelley, Superintendent
Stephanie Oster, Vice President Jeffrey Liao
Christopher Van Buren, Treasurer Eve Niedergang, Mayor’s Designee
Holley Barreto Sebnem Tuzun
Edward Felten

 


By-Laws

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.

Pursuant to A-3850/S-2294 (Approved P.L.2020, c.11., 3/20/2020), Princeton Public Library board meetings may be conducted by electronic means.


2023 Meetings

Notice of Annual Schedule
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 – agenda | minutes (Newsroom)
March 15 – agenda | minutes, 6:15  p.m.
April 19 – agenda | minutes
May 17 – agenda | minutes
June 21 – agenda | minutes
July 19 – agenda | minutes
Aug. 16 – agenda | minutes
Sept. 20 – agenda | minutes
Oct. 18 – agenda | minutes
Nov. 15 – agenda | minutes
Dec. 20 – agenda | minutes


2022 Meetings

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 krackley@princetonlibrary.org

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