Queens Public Library is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 19 volunteer members. They are appointed by the Mayor and the Queens Borough President, and represent each of the borough’s community districts.

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 2021


Chair of the Board

Michael Rodriguez, Esq.

Vice Chair of Board

Earl Simons, Ed. D.


Eli Shapiro, Ed. D., LCSW


Julissa Gutierrez

Assistant Treasurer

Pauline Healy

Trustee Roster

Judy E. Bergtraum, Esq.

Matthew M. Gorton

James Haddad, Esq.

Cloyette Harris-Stoute

Andrew Jackson

Carl Koerner, Esq.

Haeda Mihaltses

George Russo, Esq.

Robert Santos, Esq.

Edward Sadowsky, Esq.

Terri Thomson

Ex Officio Members

Hon. Bill de Blasio
Mayor of the City of New York

Represented by Kapil Longani, Esq.

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. Scott M. Stringer
Comptroller of the City of New York

Represented by Jimmy Yan, Esq.

Hon. Corey Johnson
Speaker of the New York City Council

Represented by Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq.

QPL Board of Trustees and Committee Meetings

The next Board of Trustees Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 24 at 6pm.

For the safety of all participants, and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1, Board and Committee meetings will be held electronically by WebEx. You may attend this meeting by clicking on this link: https://queenslib.org/2SFAiGk and entering the password qlevent.