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
2016-2026

Nick Buron, Vice President
Chief Librarian
Senior Vice President, Queens Public Library
2017-2027

Stephen Bury, Treasurer
Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian
Frick Art Reference Library
2017-2027

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

H. Austin Booth
Dean, Division of Libraries
New York University
2022-2027

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

Nicholas Higgins
Chief Librarian
Brooklyn Public Library
2019-2024

Patricia Hswe
Program Officer
Mellon Foundation
2022-2027

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

Caryl Matute
Vice President for Branch Libraries and Patron Services 
New York Public Library
2019-2024

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

James G. Neal, Emeritus Board Member
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)

2022 Board Meeting Dates

Our board meetings take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Thursday, June 30, 2022
  • Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Friday, December 9, 2022

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

2022 Board Agendas and Minutes
September 23, 2022 Agenda
September 23, 2022 Minutes (pending board approval)

June 30, 2022 Agenda
June 30, 2022 Minutes

April 25, 2022 Agenda
April 25, 2022 Minutes 

February 25, 2022 Agenda
February 25, 2022 Minutes

2021 Board Agendas and Minutes
November 12, 2021 Agenda
November 12, 2021 Minutes

September 24, 2021 Agenda
September 24, 2021 Minutes

July 23, 2021 Agenda
July 23, 2021 Minutes

May 14, 2021 Agenda
May 14, 2021 Minutes

March 11, 2021 Agenda
March 11, 2021 Minutes

2020 Board Agendas and Minutes
December 10, 2020 Agenda
December 10, 2020 Minutes

November 16, 2020 Agenda
November 16, 2020 Minutes

September 24, 2020 Agenda
September 24, 2020 Minutes

July 20, 2020 Agenda
July 20, 2020 Minutes

May 7, 2020 Agenda
May 7, 2020 Minutes

March 6, 2020 Agenda
March 6, 2020 Minutes

2019 Board Agendas and Minutes
December 19, 2019 Agenda
December 19, 2019 Minutes

November 18, 2019 Agenda
November 18, 2019 Minutes

September 24, 2019 Agenda
September 24, 2019 Minutes

July 29, 2019 Agenda
July 29, 2019 Minutes

May 2, 2019 Agenda
May 2, 2019 Minutes

February 28, 2019 Agenda
February 28, 2019 Minutes

2018 Board Agendas and Minutes
December 17, 2018 Agenda
December 17, 2018 Minutes

November 19, 2018 Agenda
November 19, 2018 Minutes

September 17, 2018 Agenda
September 17, 2018 Minutes

July 19, 2018 Agenda
July 19, 2018 Minutes

April 30, 2018 Agenda
April 30, 2018 Minutes

February 28, 2018 Agenda
February 28, 2018 Minutes

2017 Board Agendas and Minutes
December 11, 2017 Agenda
December 11, 2017 Minutes

November 6, 2017 Agenda
November 6, 2017 Minutes

September 7, 2017 Agenda
September 7, 2017 Minutes

July 28, 2017 Agenda
July 28, 2017 Minutes

April 27, 2017 Agenda
April 27, 2017 Minutes

February 27, 2017 Agenda
February 27, 2017 Minutes