METRO is managed and governed by an elected Board of Trustees and program areas receive guidance from METRO’s Advisory Councils.

Learn more about our esteemed board members below.

Library stacks as seen behind an ornate balcony railing at CUNY Graduate Center Library

 

Board of Trustees

Shannon Mattern, President
Professor
New School for Social Research
2016-2021

Nick Buron, Vice President
Chief Librarian
Senior Vice President, Queens Public Library
2017-2022

Joshua Greenberg, Treasurer
Program Director, Digital Information Technology
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2012-2022

Greta Byrum, Secretary
Director of the New School’s Digital Equity Laboratory, The New School
2018-2023

Stephen Bury
Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian
Frick Art Reference Library
2017-2022

Valeda Dent
Dean, St. John’s University Libraries
St. John’s University
2018-2023

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering Library
2019-2024

Nicholas Higgins
Chief Librarian
Brooklyn Public Library
2019-2024

Melissa Jacobs
Director of Library Services
NYC School Library System
2020-2025

Brian Kenney
Library Director
White Plains Public Library
2019-2024

Caryl Matute
Deputy Director, Branch Libraries and Education 
New York Public Library
2019-2024

Leah Meisterlin
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University
2016-2021

James G. Neal
University Librarian Emeritus
Columbia University
2011-2021

Kameelah Rasheed
Independent Artist
2020-2025

Nate Hill
Ex-Officio
Executive Director
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

2021 Meeting Dates

Our board meetings take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Friday, December 10, 2021

All meetings are 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.