Library Board

About the Library Board

The members of the 2019 New Westminster Public Library Board are:

  • Naomi Perks - Chair, InterLINK Representative, Facility Committee, Policy Committee
  • Rohan J. Singh - Co-Chair, InterLINK Alternate, Facility Committee 
  • Kathy Siedlaczek - Policy Committee
  • Deanna Tan - Art Council
  • Susan Croll 
  • Stacy Ashton - Policy Committee
  • Mary Trentadue - City Council Representative
  • Julie Spurrell - Chief Librarian
  • Sandy Shein - Note Taker - Administrative Assistant

Board Meetings

The New Westminster Public Library Board meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. In these months meetings are only held at the call of the Chair. The meetings are at 6 pm and are held in the Plaskett Room, on the Library's upper floor. In 2019, the specific dates of meetings are:

January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
September 10
October 8
November 12

Board Meetings are open to the public. Please contact the Chief Librarian at 604-527-4675 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Members of the public wishing to make presentations to the Board should contact the Chief Librarian at least 10 days prior to a meeting date.

How to Become a Trustee

Regular appointments to the Board are by City Council at the time of appointments to all city committees, boards and commissions. When a position is available on the Library Board, an announcement is made on the City Page, in the local newspaper and on other notice boards around the city and in the library. Positions are also posted on the Library’s own web site.

Board Members are usually selected on the basis of their knowledge, experience, and activity in the community. Residents who are interested in Board positions are required to complete an application form and return it to City Hall.

For more information on becoming a Trustee, please contact the Chief Librarian at 604-527-4675.