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 2020


Chair of the Board

Haeda Mihaltses

Vice Chair of Board

Robert Santos, Esq.


Earl Simons, Ed. D.


Lydon Sleeper-O'Connell

Assistant Treasurer

Eli Shapiro, Ed.D., LCSW

Trustee Roster

Judy Bergtraum, Esq.

Matthew M. Gorton

Julissa Gutierrez

James Haddad, Esq.

Pauline Healy

Andrew P. Jackson

Deborah King

Carl S. Koerner, Esq.

Michael Rodriguez, Esq.

George Russo, 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. Sharon Lee
President of the Borough of Queens

Represented by Allan Swisher

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

Represented by Jimmy Yan

Hon. Corey Johnson
Speaker of the New York City Council

Represented by Eve Cho Guillergan

Hon. Jumaane Williams
Public Advocate of the City of New York

QPL Board of Trustees and Committee Meetings

The next Board of Trustees Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6pm.

For the safety of all participants, and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 220.1, Board and Committee meetings will be held electronically by WebEx. You may attend this meeting by clicking on this link: https://queenslib.org/2KclYkA and entering the password qlevent.