The Mayor, the Speaker of the New York City Council, the Queens Borough President, the New York City Comptroller, and the New York City Public Advocate are ex officio board members.
Queens Public Library Board of Trustees 2023
Chair of the Board
Earl Simons, Ed. D.
Vice Chair of the Board
Eli Shapiro, Ed. D., LCSW
James Haddad, Esq.
Carl S. Koerner, Esq.
Selina Lee, Ph.D.
Michelle Miao, Ph.D.
George Russo, Esq.
Robert Santos, Esq.
Ex Officio Members
Hon. Eric Adams
Mayor of the City of New York
Represented by José Bayona
Hon. Donovan Richards
President of the Borough of Queens
Represented by Allan Swisher, Esq.
Hon. Jumaane Williams
Public Advocate of the City of New York
Represented by Elizabeth Guzman, Esq.
Hon. Brad Lander
Comptroller of the City of New York
Represented by Jimmy Van Bramer
Hon. Adrienne Adams
Speaker of the New York City Council
Represented by Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq.
QPL Board of Trustees & Committee Meetings
Please be advised that the following meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023:
Finance & Investment Committee: 6:00pm
Audit Committee: 6:30pm
Programming Committee: 6:45pm
Board of Trustees: 7:15pm
Pursuant to Section 103-a of the Open Meetings Law, the scheduled meetings will be held in person at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432.
Videoconferencing will also be used and can be accessed at the link below. Videoconferencing procedures for the meetings can be viewed here.
Interested members of the public may click here to access the scheduled meetings.
Links to Meetings at which Videoconferencing Was Used
April 20, 2023 Board of Trustees & Committee Meetings
March 23, 2023 Finance & Investment Committee Meeting
March 9, 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting
January 19, 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting
December 15, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting
December 15, 2022 Programming Committee Meeting
December 15, 2022 Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting
November 16, 2022 Nominating Committee Meeting
October 19, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting