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 2023



Chair of the Board

Earl Simons, Ed. D.

Vice Chair of the Board

Eli Shapiro, Ed. D., LCSW


Matthew Gorton


Pauline Healy

Assistant Treasurer

Terri Thomson

Trustee Roster

Julissa Gutierrez

James Haddad, Esq.

Cloyette Harris-Stoute

Andrew Jackson

Peter Kauffmann

Carl S. Koerner, Esq.

Jamie Lee

Selina Lee, Ph.D.

Michelle Miao, Ph.D.

Guillermo Patino

George Russo, Esq.

Robert Santos, Esq.

Lydon Sleeper-O’Connell

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 Finance & Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 6pm.

Pursuant to Section 103-a of the Open Meetings Law, the scheduled meeting 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 meeting can be viewed here.

Interested members of the public may click here to access the scheduled meeting.


Links to Meetings at which Videoconferencing Was Used

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