Board of Governors

The John Carter Brown Library is managed by a Board of Governors whose responsibility is to provide strategic direction for the Library. In addition, the Board is responsible for assessing and hiring its Director and Librarian.

Members of the 2021-2022 Board of Governors are:

  • Rolena Adorno
  • Joyce Chaplin
  • Chad Fischer
  • Timothy C. Forbes
  • Paul R. S. Gebhard
  • Joseph Meisel (Brown University Librarian, ex officio)
  • Christina H. Paxson (Brown University President, ex officio)
  • Pamela Reeves
  • Matthew Restall
  • Clinton I. Smullyan, Jr.
  • John Stuart
  • William Twaddell, Chairman