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 2020
|Liz Lempert, Mayor||Andrew Erlichson|
|Ruth Miller, President||Edwina Hawes|
|Jennifer Jang, Vice President||Yamile Slebi|
|Barak Bar-Cohen, Treasurer||Pamela Wakefield|
|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 15* – notice||July 15|
|February 19||August 19|
|March 18||September 16|
|April 22*||October 21|
|May 20||November 18|
|June 17||December 16|
*Meeting to be held in the Story Room, Third Floor
|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, minutes|
|July 17 – notice, minutes||December 18 – notice, minutes|
Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library’s Administration Office. Contact Karen Rackley, 609.924.9529, ext. 1250, or email@example.com