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 2019
|Liz Lempert, Mayor||Andrew Erlichson|
|Pamela Wakefield, President||Audrey Gould|
|Ruth Miller, Vice President||Jennifer Jang|
|Barak Bar-Cohen, Treasurer||Yamile Slebi|
|Robert Ginsberg, PPS Designee|
The Board invites teen liaisons to attend its meetings. Interested teens complete an application and are selected on a competitive basis. The teen liaisons attend all public portions of the meetings and participate in the discussion.
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 at the Princeton Public Library on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 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.
|January 16 – notice, minutes||August 21 – no meeting scheduled|
|February 20 (cancelled due to weather)||September 18 – notice, minutes|
|February 25 (Emergency Meeting) – notice, minutes||October 3 (Special Meeting) – notice|
|February 27 (Special Meeting) – notice, minutes||October 4 (Special Meeting) – notice|
|March 20 – notice, minutes||October 11 (Special Meeting) – notice|
|April 17 – notice, minutes||October 16 – notice, minutes|
|May 15 – notice, minutes||November 7 (Special Meeting) – notice|
|June 19 – notice, minutes||November 20 – notice|
|July 17 – notice, minutes||December 18|
|January 17 – minutes||July 17* – minutes|
|February 21, 6 p.m. – minutes||August – No meeting scheduled|
|March 28 (rescheduled from March 21) – minutes||September 5* – minutes|
|April 11* – minutes||October 17 – minutes|
|May 16 – minutes||November 14* – minutes|
|June 13* – minutes||December 19 – 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