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

Peter Kauffmann

Carl Koerner, Esq.

Haeda Mihaltses

Guillermo Patino

George Russo, Esq.

Robert Santos, Esq.

Lydon Sleeper-O’Connell

Terri Thomson

Ex Officio Members

Hon. Eric Adams
Mayor of the City of New York

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

Hon. Adrienne Adams
Speaker of the New York City Council

Represented by Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq.

QPL Board of Trustees and Committee Meetings

Please be advised that the next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6pm. For the safety of all participants, this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom, consistent with Assembly Bill 8591, recently signed by Governor Hochul on January 14, 2022. Interested members of the public may attend by using this link: https://queenslibrary-org.zoom.us/j/86141274303.