Board of Trustees

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 purpose of the board of trustees is to supervise the administration of the Princeton Public Library and its provision of free public library service to all residents of Princeton, each in accordance with the New Jersey State law and regulation and local ordinances.

Library Trustees 2024

  • Robert Ginsberg, President
  • Christopher Van Buren, Vice President
  • Jeffrey Liao, Treasurer
  • Sebnem Tuzun, Secretary
  • Keisha Smith-Carrington, Superintendent’s Designee
  • Eve Niedergang, Mayor’s Designee
  • Holley Barreto
  • Kushanava Choudhury
  • Stephanie Oster


The board approved the library’s Bylaws at the April 19, 2023 meeting.

Meeting Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

The board of trustees complies with the requirements of the State of New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act.

Board meetings are held in the Community Room at the library on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted*. Members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting agenda will be posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date. Minutes will be posted following the approval by the Board of Trustees.

2024 Meetings

Jan. 10* (Special closed session meeting)Agenda
Jan. 17 (Reorganization meeting)Agenda, Minutes
Feb. 21* (Newsroom)Agenda, Minutes
March 20Agenda, Minutes
April 17Agenda, Minutes
May 15Agenda, Minutes
June 20* (Thursday)Agenda, Minutes
July 17Agenda, Minutes
Aug. 21Agenda, Minutes
Sept. 18* (Newsroom)Agenda, Minutes
Oct. 16Agenda, Minutes
Nov. 20Agenda, Minutes
Dec. 18* (5:30 p.m.)Agenda, Minutes

2023 Meeting Minutes

Minutes prior to 2023 are available by contacting Karen Rackley, 609-924-9529, ext. 1250, or

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